Tennessee LPN to RN/BSN Programs

Tennessee LPNs wanting to advance in the field of nursing are opting to enroll in one of the state’s many LPN to RN bridge programs. These programs build upon an LPNs existing knowledge to prepare them for careers in registered nursing. RNs enjoy many advantages, including increased responsibility, the ability to tackle more challenging nursing issues, and substantially higher salaries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in Tennessee earn an average of $20,490 more per year than LPNs in the state do.

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

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Tennessee. 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
Chattanooga State Community College
LPN to RN
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN
(423) 697-4400
Columbia State Community College
LPN to RN
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN
(931) 540-2722
Dyersburg State Community College
LPN to RN
1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 286-3200
East Tennessee State University
LPN to BSN
1276 Gilbreath Dr
Johnson City, TN
(423) 439-4578
Jackson State Community College
LPN to RN
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN
(731) 424-3520
Lincoln Memorial University
LPN to ADN
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN
(423) 869-3611
Martin Methodist College
LPN to BSN
433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN
(931) 363-9804
Motlow State Community College
LPN to RN
1802 Winchester Highway
Fayetteville, TN
(931) 393-1628
Northeast State Community College
LPN to RN
2425 TN-75
Blouuntville, TN
(423) 323-3191
Pellissippi State Community College
LPN to RN
10915 Hardin Valley Rd
Knoxville, TN
(865) 694-6400
Roane State Community College
LPN to RN
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN
(865) 354-3000
Southwest Tennessee Community College
LPN to ADN
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN
(901) 333-5000
Tennessee State University
LPN to RN
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN
(615) 963-5000
Union University School of Nursing - Jackson Campus
LPN to BSN
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN
(731) 661-6545
Walters State Community College
LPN to ADN
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN
(423) 585-2600

Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Nashville, Davidson, , Murfreesboro, , Franklin - TN$39,900$59,26048.5%
Memphis - TN$41,500$61,74048.8%
Knoxville - TN$37,620$54,20044.1%
Chattanooga - TN$35,810$56,57058.0%
Kingsport, Bristol, Bristol - TN$34,010$51,86052.5%
Jackson - TN$33,230$53,13059.9%
Clarksville - TN$40,450$57,49042.1%

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