If you're a licensed practical nurse and are ready to take the next step in your career, the LPN to RN Bridge program at Mercyhurst North East is a perfect way to get there.
Graduates of state-approved practical nursing programs are able to earn an associate of science degree in nursing and prepare for licensure as a registered professional nurse (RN) through Mercyhurst North East’s ASN articulation program. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Registered nurses assist physicians in providing care to patients who are sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled and provide compassionate care and support for the dying and their family. Graduates will be prepared for employment in multiple heath care settings such as:
Program completion rates are as follows:
Overall full-time (ASN and LPN-to-RN): 70.9%
Overall part-time (ASN and LPN-to-RN): 55.8%
Full-time ASN: 68.2%
Full-time LPN-to-RN: 81.8%
Part-time ASN: 53.6%
Part-time LPN-to-RN: 60%
According to the the U.S. Department of Labor and Industry, jobs in healthcare are steadily on the rise due to the aging world’s population. We are already seeing shortages of nurses, but by the year 2020, the nation will have a shortage of more than 800,000 nurses.
Nursing can be rewarding in more ways than one. The median average salary for a registered nurse is $62,450, and licensed practical nurses $39,030. Plus, many hospitals also offer generous signing bonuses.