Many people currently working as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are considering completing the additional training required to become registered nurses (RNs). There are a variety of reasons for this including the higher pay the RNs receive, the greater amount of responsibility, and more flexibility when searching for employment. Some licensed practical nurses want to move into management positions which often requires more education.
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever for LPNs to become RNs because of bridging programs. Nursing students in LPN to RN programs build on the knowledge and skills they already have instead of starting over from scratch. That means it takes much less time to finish and you’re able to take the RN licensing exams sooner.