The LPN to BSN program is designed for currently licensed practical nurses who would like to earn their bachelor's degree. In this program you will begin classes on a part-time basis during the evenings and eventually advance to full-time days. Once you complete the program, you will earn a BSN and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered throughout the year.Find out more or call admissions at 978.542.6200.


Application deadlines:
December 1 for admission to Spring semester
July 1 for admission to Fall semester

Application Requirements

  • Admissions application
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • Legible copy of your LPN license
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • Applicants for the Fall 2017 semester to the LPN to BSN program are required to take the ATI TEAS test at Salem State University School of Nursing Testing Center.  Please review specific information pertaining to the TEAS test requirement. 

    Program Information

  • Receive four advanced placement credits for LPN license
  • Applicable courses from an accredited college can be transferred to fulfill core requirements 
  • Cost of the program depends on the number of courses needed to complete the program - please refer to School of Continuing and Professional Studies for current tuition rates and fees
  • BSN courses are offered throughout the year
    • Nursing courses with a clinical component are offered in the fall and spring semesters
    • Theory courses are available only during the day
    • Clinical experiences are offered during the day or evening throughout the week
    • General education, science, and other support courses are available throughout the year
  • The program begins as a flexible, part-time evening program
    • Once general education, science, and support courses are completed, students must transfer to the day school for theory and clinicals, which are four full-time semesters (two years)
    • Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to transferring to the day school
  • The length of the program depends on how many transfer credits are accepted into the program
  • All students must adhere to all School of Nursing policies, including a criminal background check prior to clinical placements

For More Information

Theresa Jenkins, 978.542.6858