Wisconsin LPN to RN/BSN Programs

With higher education in nursing becoming a growing trend, LPNs in Wisconsin are increasingly opting to enter LPN to RN bridge programs in order to advance their careers. RNs enjoy many advantages, including taking on more responsibility, entering coveted specialties, and earning substantially higher salaries. In fact, RNs in Wisconsin make an average of $24,110 more per year 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 WI

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Wisconsin. 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
Blackhawk Technical College
LPN to ADN
6004 S County Road G
Janesville, WI
(608) 757-6346
College of Menominee Nation - Green Bay/Oneida Campus
LPN to RN
2733 S. Ridge Road
Green Bay, WI
(920) 965-0070
College of Menominee Nation - Keshena Campus
LPN to RN
N172 Hwy 47/55, PO Box 1179
Keshena, WI
(715) 799-5600
Fox Valley Technical College
LPN to ADN
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
Appleton, WI
(800) 735-3882
Gateway Technical College
LPN to ADN
3520 - 30th Avenue
Kenosha, WI
(800) 247-7122
Herzing University
LPN to ADN
555 N Executive Dr
Brookfield, WI
(262) 457-7624
Lakeshore Technical College
LPN to RN
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI
(920) 693-1000
Madison Area Technical College
LPN to ADN
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI
(608) 246-6100
Mid-State Technical College
LPN to ADN
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
(715) 422-5300
Milwaukee Area Technical College - Downtown Milwaukee Campus
LPN to RN
700 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 297-6282
Milwaukee Area Technical College - Mequon Campus
LPN to RN
5555 West Highland Road
Mequon, WI
(262) 238-2200
Moraine Park Technical College
LPN to ADN
235 North National Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI
(800) 472-4554
Nicolet College
LPN to RN
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI
(715) 365-4410
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
LPN to ADN
2740 West Mason St,
Green Bay, WI
(920) 498-5444
Rasmussen College - Green Bay
LPN to RN
904 South Taylor Street Suite 100
Green Bay, WI
(920) 593-8400
Rasmussen College - Wausau
LPN to RN
1101 Westwood Drive
Wausau, WI
(715) 841-8000
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
LPN to RN
1800 Bronson Boulevard
Fennimore, WI
(608) 822-3262
Waukesha County Technical College
LPN to ADN
800 Main Street
Pewaukee, WI
(262) 691-5566
Western Technical College
LPN to RN
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI
(608) 785-9200
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Ashland Campus
LPN to ADN
2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI
(715) 682-4591
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - New Richmond Campus
LPN to ADN
1019 S Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI
(715) 246-6561
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Rice Lake Campus
LPN to ADN
1900 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI
(715) 234-7082
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - Superior Campus
LPN to ADN
600 North 21st Street
Superior, WI
(715) 394-6677

Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Milwaukee, Waukesha, West Allis - WI$46,140$68,32048.1%
Madison - WI$45,850$75,38064.4%
La Crosse, Onalaska - WI$41,870$55,98033.7%
Green Bay - WI$39,450$59,67051.3%
Eau Claire - WI$39,050$67,95074.0%
Appleton - WI$43,230$60,86040.8%
Oshkosh, Neenah - WI$39,760$63,57059.9%
Racine - WI$43,010$66,43054.5%
Wausau - WI$40,780$62,74053.8%
Janesville, Beloit - WI$44,620$66,17048.3%
Sheboygan - WI$40,780$64,38057.9%

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