Minnesota LPN to RN/BSN Programs

For LPNs in Minnesota looking to advance their careers, an LPN to RN program is a popular educational choice. With both ADN and BSN pathways, it’s never been easier for LPNs to progress in the nursing field. RNs enjoy increased autonomy, more room for career advancement, and higher salaries. In Minnesota, RNs earn an average of $30,320 more annually than LPNs do, making the investment in further education a rewarding move.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in MN

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Minnesota. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Alexandria Technical & Community College
LPN to ADN
1601 Jefferson St
Alexandria, MN
(888) 234-1222
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge
LPN to RN
300 Spirit River Drive South
Cambridge, MN
(763) 433-1100
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids
LPN to RN
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN
(763) 433-1100
Central Lakes College - Brainerd
LPN to RN
501 West College Drive
Brainerd, MN
(218) 855-8000
Central Lakes College - Staples
LPN to RN
1830 Airport Road
Staples, MN
(218) 894-5100
Century College
LPN to ADN
3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, MN
(651) 779-3300
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
LPN to ADN
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN
(218) 879-0800
Hibbing Community College
LPN to ADN
1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN
(218) 262-7200
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
LPN to RN
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 659-6000
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes
LPN to ADN
900 MN-34
Detroit Lakes, MN
(877) 450-3322
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls
LPN to ADN
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN
(877) 450-3322
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead
LPN to ADN
1900 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN
(877) 450-3322
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Wadena
LPN to ADN
405 Colfax Ave SW
Wadena, MN
(877) 450-3322
Normandale Community College
LPN to ADN
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
(952) 358-8200
North Hennepin Community College
LPN to RN
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN
(763) 488-0391
Northland Community and Technical College - East Grand Forks
LPN to RN
2022 Central Avenue NE
East Grand Forks, MN
(218) 793-2800
Northland Community and Technical College - Thief River Falls
LPN to RN
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN
(218) 683-8800
Northwest Technical College
LPN to RN
905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, MN
(218) 333-6600
Rasmussen College - Blaine
LPN to RN
629 95th Avenue NE
Blaine, MN
(763) 795-4720
Rasmussen College - Bloomington
LPN to RN
4400 West 78th Street, 6th Floor
Bloomington, MN
(952) 545-2000
Rasmussen College - Brooklyn Park
LPN to RN
8301 93rd Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN
(763) 493-4500
Rasmussen College - Eagan
LPN to RN
3500 Federal Dr.
Eagan, MN
(651) 687-9000
Rasmussen College - Lake Elmo
LPN to RN
8565 Eagle Point Circle
Lake Elmo, MN
(651) 259-6600
Rasmussen College - Mankato
LPN to RN
130 St Andrews Dr
Mankato, MN
(507) 625-6556
Rasmussen College - Moorhead
LPN to RN
1250 29th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN
(218) 304-6200
Rasmussen College - St Cloud
LPN to RN
226 Park Ave S
St Cloud, MN
(320) 251-5600
Riverland Community College
LPN to RN
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN
(507) 433-0600
Rochester Community and Technical College
LPN to ADN
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN
(507) 285-7210
South Central College
LPN to RN
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN
(507) 389-7200
St Cloud Technical & Community College
LPN to ADN
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN
(800) 222-1009

Minnesota LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was obtained from the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Minnesota.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington - MN$44,560$76,96072.7%
Rochester - MN$45,710$64,72041.6%
Duluth - MN$40,660$62,42053.5%
St. Cloud - MN$41,280--
Mankato, North Mankato - MN$42,280$55,96032.4%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm