Pennsylvania LPN to RN/BSN Programs

For LPNs in Pennsylvania looking to move forward in their careers, an LPN to RN program may be just the thing to help them reach their goals. The state offers many LPN to RN bridge programs with both ADN and BSN degree pathways. RN advantages include more upward mobility, increased independence, and much higher salaries. Pennsylvania RNs earn, on average, $22,900 more annually than LPNs in the state do, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Pennsylvania 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 retrieved from the BLS for LPNs and RNs in Pennsylvania.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Pittsburgh - PA$42,140$63,11049.8%
Philadelphia - PA$51,070$80,46057.5%
Montgomery County, Bucks County, Chester County - PA$51,030$71,73040.6%
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton - PA$46,110$65,59042.2%
Harrisburg, Carlisle - PA$45,910$67,45046.9%
Scranton, , Wilkes, Barre, , Hazleton - PA$43,080$58,40035.6%
Lancaster - PA$41,890$60,80045.1%
Reading - PA$44,760$61,68037.8%
York, Hanover - PA$42,710$70,00063.9%
Bloomsburg, Berwick - PA$39,530$55,15039.5%
Erie - PA$38,180$56,93049.1%
Johnstown - PA$36,200$63,32074.9%
Altoona - PA$39,470$64,76064.1%
Williamsport - PA$40,800$67,01064.2%
Lebanon - PA$40,650$66,91064.6%
East Stroudsburg - PA$45,840$67,61047.5%
Chambersburg, Waynesboro - PA$42,350$71,62069.1%
Gettysburg - PA$42,840$64,63050.9%
State College - PA$41,790$57,95038.7%

Table data taken from 2015 BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm

List of LPN to RN or BSN Programs in PA

Below is a list of LPN to RN programs in Pennsylvania. 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
Allegany College of Maryland
LPN to RN
18 N. River Lane
Everett, PA
(814) 652-9528
Bucks County Community College
LPN to RN
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA
(215) 968-8000
Butler County Community College
LPN to RN
107 College Drive
Butler, PA
(724) 287-8711
Community College of Allegheny County - Allegheny Campus
LPN to RN
800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 237-3100
Community College of Allegheny County - Boyce Campus
LPN to RN
595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA
(412) 371-8651
Community College of Allegheny County at California University
LPN to ADN
250 University Ave
California, PA
(724) 938-4000
Geisinger Lewistown School of Nursing
LPN to RN
400 Highland Ave.
Lewistown, PA
(717) 242-7930
Harrisburg Area Community College
LPN to RN
One HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, PA
(800) 222-4222
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
LPN to BSN
1010 Oakland Avenue
Indiana, PA
(724) 357-2557
Lock Haven University
LPN to RN
401 N. Fairview Street
Lock Haven, PA
(570) 484-2011
Luzerne Community College
LPN to RN
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke, PA
(800) 377-5222
Marywood University
LPN to BSN
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA
(570) 348-6211
Mercyhurst North East
LPN to RN
16 W. Division St.
North East, PA
(814) 725-6100
Montgomery County Community College - Main Campus
LPN to ADN
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA
(215) 641-6551
Montgomery County Community College - West Campus
LPN to ADN
101 College Drive
Pottstown, PA
(610) 718-1906
Mount Aloysius College
LPN to RN
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA
(814) 886-4131
Northampton Community College
LPN to RN
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA
(610) 861-5300
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
LPN to ADN
850 Greenfield Rd.
Lancaster, PA
(800) 622-5443
Pennsylvania College of Technology
LPN to RN
1 College Ave
Williamsport, PA
(570) 326-3761
Pennsylvania State University - College of Nursing
LPN to BSN
Old Main
State College, PA
(814) 865-5471
University of Pittsburgh - Bradford
LPN to ADN
300 Campus Dr.
Bradford, PA
(814) 362-7500
University of Scranton
LPN to BSN
800 Linden St
Scranton, PA
(570) 941-7400
Washington Hospital
LPN to RN
155 Wilson Avenue
Washington, PA
(724) 225-7000
Waynesburg University
LPN to BSN
51 West College Street
Waynesburg, PA
(800) 225-7393
Wilkes University
LPN to BSN
84 W South St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
(570) 408-5000

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