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4 Big Reasons Every LPN Should Consider an LPN to RN Bridge Program

“Are LPNs Being Phased Out?”  It's a question we hear more and more often these days—and if you happen to be a Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN), it's one of the most important questions in the world. The good news is, your job is probably safe. At least, for now. There's currently a nursing shortag...

8 Pros and 3 Cons of a Nursing Bridge Program

Are you a Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN) thinking about making the move to Registered Nurse (RN)? Or perhaps you're already an RN, but you've got your eye on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree? Either way, we say go for it.

How to Get into Nursing School Despite Your Low GPA

Looking to upgrade your career? Look no further. Demand for Registered Nurses (RNs) continues to grow as the Baby Boomer generation ages, adding patients to the network and removing retiring nurses from the workforce. In fact, according to April 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registe...

How an LPN to RN program can land you a leadership role (and a raise)

It's safe to say that Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are among the most vital staffers in any hospital or other healthcare environment. They're the front-line heroes who do all the little—and often not-so-little—things that keep a healthcare facility humming, day-in and day-out. It's demanding. It...

Why RNs Make More Money than LPNs

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median pay for RNs in 2016 was $68,450 per year. The 2016 median pay for LPNs was $44,000 per year – a difference of over $24,000 per year. For both LPNs and RNs the basic essentials of nursing are the same. They both provide care for people who...

The 5 Different Types of LPN to RN Bridge Programs

If you do a Google search for LPN to RN bridge programs, you’ll probably find a long list of college websites and maybe even some college search sites—all inviting you to explore their nursing options. Depending on where you live and what you’ve heard from your healthcare colleagues, you might alrea...

Read the Fine Print of your LPN to RN Program's Contract

Advancing in your medical career can be exciting and perhaps at times overwhelming. Don’t let emotions interfere with your ability to be thorough.  It is important to choose a program that gives you the most out of your tuition. At the same time you don’t want to fall into the category of profession...

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