Washington LPN to RN/BSN Programs

Tucked atop the Pacific Northwest, Washington state places a high emphasis on skilled nurses in the workforce. Many LPNs in the state are choosing to enroll in LPN to RN bridge programs in order to advance their careers and enter the world of registered nursing. RNs enjoy better career prospects, more challenging duties, and higher paychecks. RNs in Washington earn an average of $29,380 more annually than LPNs in the state do, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Washington. 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
Bellingham Technical College
LPN to RN
3028 Lindbergh Ave.
Bellingham, WA
(360) 752-7000
Clover Park Technical College
LPN to RN
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA
(253) 589-5800
Columbia Basin College
LPN to ADN
2600 N. 20th Ave.
Pasco, WA
(509) 547-0511
Grays Harbor College
LPN to RN
1620 Edward P. Smith Drive
Aberdeen, WA
(360) 532-9020
Highline College
LPN to RN
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA
(206) 878-3710
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
LPN to RN
11605 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA
(425) 739-8100
Lower Columbia College
LPN to RN
1600 Maple St.
Longview, WA
(360) 442-2311
North Seattle College
LPN to RN
9600 College Way North
Seattle, WA
(206) 934-3600
Olympic College
LPN to RN
1600 Chester Avenue
Bremerton, WA
(360) 792-6050
Pacific Lutheran University
LPN to BSN
12180 Park Ave S
Tacoma, WA
(253) 535-7411
Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom
LPN to ADN
9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA
(253) 964-6500
Pierce College - Puyallup
LPN to ADN
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA
(253) 840-8400
Shoreline Community College
LPN to ADN
16101 Greenwood Avenue North
Shoreline, WA
(206) 546-4101
Skagit Valley College
LPN to RN
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA
(360) 416-7600
Tacoma Community College
LPN to RN
6501 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA
(253) 566-5000
Walla Walla Community College
LPN to ADN
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA
(509) 522-2500
Walla Walla University
LPN to BSN
204 South College Avenue
College Place, WA
(800) 541-8900

Washington 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 collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in Washington.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Seattle, Bellevue, Everett - WA$53,930$82,24052.5%
Tacoma, Lakewood - WA$49,870$79,20058.8%
Spokane, Spokane Valley - WA$48,210$75,25056.1%
Olympia, Tumwater - WA$50,670$79,53057.0%
Yakima - WA$44,950$68,14051.6%
Kennewick, Richland - WA$49,210$63,82029.7%
Bremerton, Silverdale - WA$47,950$73,90054.1%
Wenatchee - WA$46,100$74,98062.6%
Walla Walla - WA$43,010$73,06069.9%
Mount Vernon, Anacortes - WA$45,570$71,92057.8%
Longview - WA$45,170$57,29026.8%
Bellingham - WA$43,730$79,32081.4%

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