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Skill building

You already have practical, hands-on experience as an LPN. We'll help you reinforce the skills you already have while also building new ones. 

LPN to RN: Advanced Placement

LPNs can earn their RN license faster with this bridge program.

Labouré's LPN to RN program allows you to quickly take your nursing licensure to the next level. As an LPN, you can get credit by examination for some professional coursework, meaning you'll take fewer classes at Labouré and finish your associate degree faster. 

As an LPN-RN student, you:

  • Take arts and sciences courses in person or online
  • Take the HESI exam to get credit for Fundamentals and Maternity/Pediatrics courses
  • Practice modern nursing techniques in our state-of-the-art simulation technology lab
  • Apply what you learn by caring for patients at hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Greater Boston
  • Are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to earn your RN license and practice as a registered nurse

Advanced placement equals accelerated pace

Our LPN-RN is the advanced placement track of our ASN program. Advanced placement status means you can finish your degree in about one year at a full-time pace. 

Many of our students are balancing work, family commitments and school and choose to attend part-time. Our academic advisors will help you find the plan that works best for you. 

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Our purpose and our outcomes

The purpose of the Labouré College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to develop competent entry level registered nurses to function as caring, competent, and compassionate practitioners across a variety of care settings and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning. The graduates of this program will be able to work with and provide care for patients of diverse groups in a multicultural community.

LPN to RN Stats
1 yr

The approximate length of completion of the LPN to RN program at a full-time pace


Minimum score needed on the HESI examinations to qualify for Advanced Placement and earn Credit by Examination for courses


The average salary increase in Massachusetts for an LPN who becomes an RN

LPN to RN Testimonial
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Manuela, RN '16

"I had a nursing instructor that was in school doing a master's and she would come from clinical and go to school just like us, so she understood the pressure that we were under. That's invaluable."



Student Stories
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Education, faith, and mission

Before coming to the US from Peru, Sr. Gladys had no medical training. At Labouré, she developed her technical skills and her compassionate care skills.

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A balancing act

Ellice worked full-time as a phlebotomist and EKG technician while enrolled in the nursing program and learned "it's all about balance and control."

Learn more about this program

Download a program brochure immediately and receive an email from our Admissions team containing information about the admissions process, tuition, courses and more.