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. Check with the admissions office for dates and times at 978.542.6200.


Application deadlines:
November 1 for admission to Spring semester
March 1 for admission to Fall semester

Required application materials:

  • Admissions application
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • Legible copy of your LPN license
  • Resume
  • Application fee

Send all of the above information to the Salem State admissions office.

Course Information

  • Receive six 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 continuing education 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