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Admission and Tuition

LPN-RN courses start each Spring (January), Summer (May), and Fall (September). You may apply during the open application period for consideration for the next upcoming start date.

Below we'll cover the application process and the criteria we look for when reviewing applications. You'll also be able to quickly reference the tuition and fees for this program, and find information about applying for financial aid. 


All applicants are responsible for submitting or completing the following:

  • Completed application for admission, with non-refundable application fee
  • Documentation of high school graduation, GED completion, or other state approved equivalency credential
  • Official college transcript(s) from all institutions attended (if applicable)

LPN-RN applicants must hold a current Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in good standing. The Department of Admissions will verify this through your state licensing agency. 

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an American high school or college may be asked to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Admission Criteria

The Admissions team evaluates all applicants on the following minimum criteria and prerequisites outlined below. 

  • Evidence of graduation from an accredited high school, completion of a GED with a minimum standard score of 450 for each test, or completion of the HiSET with a minimum standard score of 45
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A strong foundation in reading, writing, mathematics, and science


  • At least one 3-credit college (non-developmental) math course with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher. *LPN graduates of board approved vocational technical nursing programs will be reviewed individually for non-developmental math equivalency
  • At least one 4-credit life science course with a laboratory component with a final grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
  • Pass the fee-based Fundamentals of Nursing HESI (one attempt allowed) and the fee-based Maternity/Pediatrics HESI (two attempts allowed) exams with a minimum score of 850 on each

Applicants may be asked to take the TEAS test as part of their application process. If you are asked to take the TEAS, it will be provided at Labouré and there will be no cost to you. 

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) 322-3575. 

2021-2022 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: $200 (paid by the Admission Deposit)
  • Registration fee: $50 per semester
  • HESI fee: $79 per test 
  • Course Fee for each Nursing professional course: $1000 
  • 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.