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LPN to RN: Advanced Placement
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LPN to RN:
Advanced Placement

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

Submitting your application materials

Mail or drop off to

Labouré College of Healthcare
Attn: Admissions
303 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186

Fax to

(617) 296-7947
Attn: Admissions

Official transcripts must be either hard copy or electronic. 

  • Hard copy: transcripts must arrive in their originally sealed, never-before-opened envelopes
  • Electronic: transcripts must be delivered electronically directly to admissions@laboure.edu using a verified electronic transcript service

Application fees may be paid online at the time of application submission, or submitted as check, money order, or credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover only). 

  • Check or money order must be made payable to Labouré College of Healthcare
  • Credit card payments can be made over the phone to (617) 322-3517. Please specify "application fee" as your reason for payment.

Admission Criteria

The Admissions team evaluates all applicants on the following minimum general admissions criteria outlined below, as well as the program-specific criteria outlined below. 

General Admissions Criteria

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school, completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 150 for each test, or completion of the HiSET with a minimum standard score of 45

  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science

LPN-to-RN Track of the ASN Program: Program-Specific Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites for Academic Year 2023-2024 (begins Fall 2023)

Cumulative GPA

A 2.7 minimum cumulative GPA is required for all applicants who are: 

  • High School/GED/HiSET completers with no college coursework

  • Transfer students and associate degree holders

  • Bachelor's degree holders

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

A 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA is required for all applicants who hold a master's degree or doctorate. 


Prerequisites can vary based upon your level of education. Please review the chart below.  

 Level of Education Prerequisites

High School/GED/HiSET completion

(no college coursework completed)*

*Applicants who earned high school equivalency more than 5 years prior to acceptance term must follow transfer student requirements below.

Two (2) years of math - one year must be algebra. 

Science: One (1) year of laboratory sciences (ie Life Science with lab).

Transfer Students and Associate Degree Holders  

Math: One (1) 3-credit college-level algebra course with a final grade of C+ or higher

Science^: One (1) 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory with a final grade of C+ or higher

Students with a Prior Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctoral degree

One (1) 3-credit college-level algebra course with a final grade of C+ or higher

Science^: One (1) 4-credit college-level life science course with accompanying laboratory with a final grade of C+ or higher

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

LPNs must meet the prerequisites outlined in their level of education (above) and hold a current, valid LPN license in good standing.

LPNs must also receive a minimum score of 850 on each of the following HESI exams: 

  • Fundamentals of Nursing HESI
  • Maternity/Pediatrics HESI

^Science courses taken more than 5 years prior to desired entry into the program must be repeated if the applicant does not have an LPN license. Applicants with an active LPN license applying to the LPN-RN track are exempt from the five-year requirement. 


All applicants must submit ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores. The ATI TEAS scores must be from an official testing center and submitted as part of the application.

A minimum score in each section of the TEAS is as follows


Students may repeat the ATI TEAS a total of 2 times within 12 months (365 days) of taking the exam. Results are valid for 3 years from the acceptance term.

Accepted students will be required to meet with an academic advisor at least two weeks prior to beginning their first term, and may be required to have a My Academic Plan (MAP)

Summer is a non-traditional semester; some students may not take professional clinical courses during summer term due to scheduling.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or give us a call at (617) 315-1654.

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

Tuition is based on the number of credits you take each semester.

The cost is $1,025 per credit for professional courses and $675 per credit for arts and sciences courses in the nursing program, plus the cost of books and supplies. Financial aid can help you pay for your program.

Additional fees* include

  • Admissions Application Fee: $25
  • Matriculation Fee: $250 (paid by the Admission Deposit)
  • Registration fee: $100 per semester
  • HESI fee: $89 per test 
  • Course Fee for each Nursing professional course: $1000 
  • Technology fee for Nursing professional courses: $300 per course
  • Technology Fee for all other courses: $40 per credit
  • Graduation Fee: $250
    This fee will be charged in the last semester at the college to cover the cost of graduation processing.

* All fees are non-refundable

Massachusetts requires that all students enrolled in nine or more credits each semester have health insurance. Read more about this requirement. 

Learn more about this program

You’ll be able to download our program info sheet and receive an email from our Admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.

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