LPN/LVN to BSN Track

While the prospect of obtaining a fast track (also known as a bridge) Bachelor of Science in nursing degree may be enticing to some licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses (LPN/LVN), the greatest benefit to completing an LPN/LVN to BSN fast track program is becoming a registered nurse along the way.

My Degree and What It’s Good For

While it’s not a requirement to obtain a BSN to become an RN, it’s no secret that career opportunities increase, earning potential rises, as well as the ability to enact some personal career choice both in the near future and down the road. At the same time, a fast track program often allows prior work experience, certification, and/or coursework to be applied, allowing candidates to complete the program that much sooner.

My Earning Potential

The earning potential for a registered nurse certainly trumps that of an LPN/LVN; the median annual salary for an RN is about $65,000, while about $40,000 for an LPN/LVN (BLS.gov). While the registered nursing field is expecting 26 percent job growth in the coming years, the financial and career benefits can be taken one step further when a BSN enters the equation. A registered nurse’s ability to obtain future leadership, research, or teaching positions heightens when he/she holds a BSN, and although the industry is growing at a rate faster than most in the U.S., competition is still heightening for prime positions. A BSN helps give RNs a leg up on many of their counterparts.

Other Online Bridge Programs

Online LVN to BSN Degree Programs

LVNs can earn a BSN degree online in half the time and cost of traditional programs. Achieve Test Prep has a 92% pass rate on exams, no waiting lists to get started, low cost financing options available, and no long-term contacts required. You can learn at an accelerated pace and earn college credit-by-examination and then transfer to an ACEN accredited nursing school or 100’s of universities nationwide.
The Liberty University Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor's, RN to BSN, and Master's program. Liberty University focuses on clinical practice, and undergraduates are placed in a hospital setting soon after starting coursework. The RN to BSN track allows nurses to complete their degree in a convenient online format.

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