lpn to bsn/rn or rn to bsn

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by btf4 Member

whats the difference between lpn to bsn and lpn to rn? when you become a lpn can you take the nclex and become a rn then apply for a rn to bsn program?

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 34 years experience. 1 Article; 39,472 Posts

There are a few routes you can take once you become a LPN to get to BSN. You can bridge from LPN to RN and then bridge to BSN or you can go LPN to BSN. Either way somewhere along the route you need to sit and pass NCLEX to work as a RN

BSN or BN is accepted and is a degree. Mostly required if looking at furthering self to something higher like NP etc

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TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 224 Articles; 27,608 Posts

RN is a type of nursing license, while BSN is a type of nursing degree.

I personally worked as an LPN for several years before completing an LPN-to-ASN (associate of science in nursing) degree completion program that led to RN licensure. I am now enrolled in an online RN-to-BSN degree completion program with a few more credits to earn before I receive the BSN degree.

As the previous poster mentioned, an LPN can totally bypass the ASN degree and simply complete an LPN-to-BSN degree completion program that leads to RN licensure.

btf4

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if i go to a lpn program and finish it, can i then take the nclex? become a rn then register for a rn to bsn program?

christina731

851 Posts

if i go to a lpn program and finish it, can i then take the nclex? become a rn then register for a rn to bsn program?

There are two different NCLEX Exams. After PN school you will take your NCLEX-PN exam. Then you will have to do an LPN-RN bridge program and take your NCLEX-RN exam. After that you can do an RN-BSN program. Or you can just do a BSN program and take the NCLEX-RN.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative. 6,923 Posts

After you complete the LPN program and pass the NCLEX-PN then you would have to complete an RN propgram and pass the NCLEX to become an RN. If you got your ADN then you would have to take an RN-BSN program to get your bachelors. Or you could take an LPN-BSN bridge and go straight for a BSN.