North Carolina LPN to RN/BSN Programs

With the nationwide shortage of nurses wreaking havoc on healthcare, North Carolina is doing its part to encourage nursing advancement by offering a host of LPN to RN bridge programs. These programs allow LPNs to receive the additional training and education necessary to become RNs and have better career prospects, the ability to enter niche nursing areas, and earn higher paychecks. North Carolina RNs earn an average of $18,820 more annually than LPNs in the state do.

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

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in North Carolina. 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
Alamance Community College
LPN to ADN
1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd.
Graham, NC
(336) 578-2002
Bladen Community College
LPN to RN
7418 NC Hwy 41W
Dublin, NC
(910) 879-5500
Cape Fear Community College - North Campus
LPN to ADN
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC
(910) 362-7700
Cape Fear Community College - Wilmington Campus
LPN to ADN
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC
(910) 362-7000
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
LPN to ADN
1200 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC
(704) 355-5043
College of the Albemarle
LPN to ADN
1208 N Road St
Elizabeth City, NC
(252) 335-0821
Craven Community College - Havelock
LPN to ADN
305 Cunningham Blvd.
Havelock, NC
(252) 444-6005
Craven Community College - New Bern
LPN to ADN
800 College Court
New Bern, NC
(252) 638-7200
Davidson County Community College - Davidson Campus
LPN to ADN
297 DCC Road
Thomasville, NC
(336) 249-8186
Davidson County Community College - Davie Campus
LPN to ADN
1205 Salisbury Road
Mocksville, NC
(336) 751-2885
Durham Technical Community College
LPN to ADN
1637 East Lawson Street
Durham, NC
(919) 536-7200
Forsyth Technical Community College
LPN to RN
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 723-0371
Gaston Community College
LPN to RN
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC
(704) 922-6200
Guilford Technical Community College
LPN to RN
601 E Main St
Jamestown, NC
(336) 334-4822
Lenoir Community College
LPN to ADN
231 North Carolina Hwy 58
Kinston, NC
(252) 527-6223
Nash Community College
LPN to ADN
522 N Old Carriage Rd
Rocky Mount, NC
(252) 443-4011
Piedmont Community College
LPN to ADN
1715 College Dr
Roxboro, NC
(336) 599-1181
Rockingham Community College
LPN to ADN
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd
Wentworth, NC
(336) 342-4261
Sampson Community College
LPN to ADN
1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC
(910) 592-8081
Sandhills Community College
LPN to ADN
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC
(910) 692-6185
Stanly Community College - Crutchfield
LPN to RN
102 Stanly Parkway
Locust, NC
(704) 888-8848
Surry Community College
LPN to ADN
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC
(336) 386-8121
Vance-Granville Community College
LPN to ADN
200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC
(252) 492-2061
Wake Tech Community College
LPN to RN
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC
(919) 866-5000

North Carolina 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 organized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in North Carolina.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia - NC$41,660$60,77045.9%
Durham, Chapel Hill - NC$45,640$65,38043.3%
Raleigh - NC$43,340$61,18041.2%
Winston, Salem - NC$42,270$60,00041.9%
Greensboro, High Point - NC$41,920$62,27048.5%
Asheville - NC$42,610$61,78045.0%
Greenville - NC$41,220$59,61044.6%
Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton - NC$42,270$55,42031.1%
Wilmington - NC$39,670$57,46044.8%
Fayetteville - NC$41,330$63,30053.2%
Rocky Mount - NC$40,940$57,81041.2%
Goldsboro - NC$37,690$55,98048.5%
New Bern - NC$39,620$57,39044.9%
Jacksonville - NC$37,150$57,35054.4%

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