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Would You Like to Become a Registered Nurse?

"I have an LPN, LVN, or Paramedic License"

If you have one of these licenses or are about to graduate from school with one of these licenses, instead visit our LPN to RN Bridge Programs page to learn more.

"I don't have an LPN, RN, Paramedic, CNA, Med Asst or EMT License"

If you do not hold the license of LPN, Paramedic (not EMT), midwife or RN, we can still help you become a registered nurse (RN) through our Full Nursing Program via credit-by-exam. Continue reading to learn more.

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How It Works


01 Evaluate

We’ll help you get maximum credit for your past courses or work experience and create a custom plan to finish your degree.


02 Test Prep

Our short and easy live, teacher-led online classes will prepare you to test-out of your selected classes.


03 Take Exam - Earn Credits

Take the exam at one of 1,900 testing centers. Arrive with confidence knowing Achieve students have a 93%* pass rate.

Save TIME and MONEY on Your Full Nursing Degree

Achieve's credit-by-exam Nursing Program can save you up to 50% in Tuition and Books and help you become an RN about 12-18 months FASTER than a traditional college!

In our Full Nursing Program via credit-by-exam, we can help you achieve a Registered Nursing (RN) degree by bypassing many of your prerequisite courses by testing out of them.

Because this type of non-bridge nursing program cannot be completed fully through only online classes, attendance at a local college for the nursing courses will be necessary.

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Past College Credit Analysis

With literally thousands of colleges to choose from, researching on your own is overwhelming, if not impossible. Some colleges even charge to evaluate past college credit and that adds up.

Achieve handles all the research and finds the best option for every student. Even if you’ve already selected a college, we can still help you by-pass courses and save money and time.

Testing-Out is Faster, Cheaper, and Easier

For example, you can test-out of some college courses with just 4 Achieve sessions.

Each semester of a college course = meeting several times a week for 15 weeks and completing assignments, research projects, quizzes, and term papers. And you need to buy those expensive books!

For each test-prep class, you meet only once per week (on campus or online) and are preparing to pass just one exam and the condensed books are FREE.

The test-out exams are offered by organizations like CLEP® and DSST®, and are accepted in place of college courses by virtually all colleges and universities.

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Still Not Sure if a Nursing Bridge is Right for You?

Discover why the Achieve way is truly the fastest, most convenient, and most affordable path to earning your RN, BSN, or advanced nursing degree.

Attend this FREE 20-minute webinar to learn more!


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"I started out with The College Network and Excelsior 2 years ago. There was so much material to go through and when I did have questions, there was nobody who could really answer them. I never even finished the 1st course. With Achieve I completed my first class in less than 2 months, will finish another in a few months and will soon start studying for the CLEP. Achieve is the way to go!"
– Shaunda Granger – Oklahoma


"I'm a 38-year-old mother of two, I have several LPN part-time jobs and I’m homeschooling my youngest daughter. I started working directly with Excelsior but since I was basically left on my own I never finished a single course in 4 years. Since starting with Achieve I haven’t had one single regret."
– Alison Johnson – North Carolina


"I transitioned from medic to RN mainly because I am getting older. I bridged paramedic to RN in just 18 months. The Achieve's instructors were excellent, both in the classroom and virtual. I have and will continue to recommend this program to anyone who wants to bridge to RN. Reach out to talk to me."
– Angie Frohoff, RN – St. Charles, Missouri

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