School Status

Due to the winter storm, all day classes are canceled today. A decision about evening classes, which begin at 4:30 pm, will be made after 1 pm.

February 8, 2016


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