South Carolina LPN to RN/BSN Programs

With a strong need for highly skilled nurses in the state, South Carolina offers several LPN to RN bridge programs to encourage continuing education for its nursing population. Many LPNs in the state are interested in becoming RNs to take advantage of better job opportunities, increased autonomy, and higher salaries. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that RNs in the state earn an average of $23,380 more per year than LPNs do.

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

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in South 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
Aiken Technical College
LPN to ADN
2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Graniteville, SC
(803) 593-9231
Central Carolina Technical College
LPN to ADN
506 N. Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC
(803) 778-1961
Florence-Darlington Technical College
LPN to ADN
2715 W Lucas St
Florence, SC
(843) 661-8324
Greenville Technical College
LPN to ADN
506 S Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC
(864) 250-8000
Horry Georgetown Technical College
LPN to ADN
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC
(843) 347-3186
Midlands Technical College
LPN to ADN
316 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC
(803) 738-8324
Northeastern Technical College
LPN to ADN
1201 Chesterfield Highway
Cheraw, SC
(843) 921-6900
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
LPN to ADN
3250 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC
(803) 536-0311
Piedmont Technical College
LPN to ADN
620 Emerald Rd N
Greenwood, SC
(800) 868-5528
SC State University
LPN to BSN
300 College Street NE
Orangeburg, SC
(803) 536-7000
Technical College of the Lowcountry
LPN to ADN
921 Ribaut Rd
Beaufort, SC
(843) 525-8211
Tri-County Technical College
LPN to RN
7900 US-76
Pendleton, SC
(864) 646-8282
Trident Technical College
LPN to ADN
7000 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC
(843) 574-6111
University of South Carolina - Lancaster
LPN to ADN
476 Hubbard Dr,
Lancaster, SC
(803) 313-7000

South 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 BLS for LPNs and RNs in South Carolina.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Charleston, North Charleston - SC$41,540$68,31064.4%
Columbia - SC$40,530$57,15041.0%
Greenville, Anderson, Mauldin - SC$37,150$59,86061.1%
Florence - SC$38,960$61,56058.0%
Spartanburg - SC$40,300$58,96046.3%
Myrtle Beach, Conway, North Myrtle Beach - SC$38,700$58,50051.2%
Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort - SC$38,970$60,35054.9%
Sumter - SC$40,280$56,68040.7%

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