Nursing (LPN-RN)

Associate Degree

 LPN'S Advance Your Career

Bay State College's Associate in Nursing Registered Nurse program now offers an Advanced Placement LPN to RN option designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN'S) to advance their career path to Registered Nurse (RN). LPN candidates with a current LPN license can complete this advanced placement option in just four semesters, earning an AS degree in nursing, and become eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to become a RN.

  • Enhance your career by fast-tracking your degree to become a Registered Nurse.
  • Obtain your RN-ADN degree in two years with one additional year for your BSN degree. 
  • Learn from program faculty with real-world clinical experience.
  • Get individualized attention with small class sizes, open practice labs, and nursing tutors to support your success in the classroom.
  • Become eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse. 

Ready to advance your Nursing career? You may request for more information in the meantime by contacting Renae Runnels at

This program requires that students have a valid practical/vocational nurse license and be eligible to practice in Massachusetts. Students applying to the LPN to RN program will be required to submit their exam scores for the Nursing Accelerated Challenge Exam (NACE). The LPN to RN program accepts non-nursing transfer credit; and, advanced placement in nursing courses for candidates demonstrating competency through standardized exams and competency assessments of skills. 

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Nursing Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff at our Taunton campus in South Shore.

  • Program Duration: 1.5 Years
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
    *Summer classes required 
  • Start Date: Spring 2021: Monday, January 11, 2021

Sample Nursing Degree Courses 

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II 
  • Pharmacology I
  • Health and Illness Concept
  • General Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Mental Health Concepts
  • Preparing for NCLEX-RN

Employers of Our Nursing Graduates 

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital 
  • Lahey Hospitals 
  • Beth Israel Deaconess 
  • Suffolk County Jail 
  • Baypointe Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care Center 
  • Boston Medical Center 
  • Anna Jacques Hospital 
  • AFC Urgent Care 

Nursing Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College’s Associate Degree in Nursing program has full approval status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. The Associate Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Contact Information 

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 
  • 3390 Peachtree Road NE
    Suite 1400
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326 
  • Board of Registration in Nursing 
    239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor 
    Boston, Massachusetts 02114 
    Phone: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0900 
    Fax: 617-973-0984 


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