LPN to RN-ASN Bridge Program
Birmingham, Alabama

Earn a nursing degree in as few as 16 months.

Take the leap and become a new you. The LPN to RN bridge program in Birmingham, Alabama is designed to help licensed practical nurses (LPN) and licensed vocational nurses (LVN) take the next step in their career and become a registered nurse (RN) faster than a traditional degree program.

Birmingham LPN to RN-ASN bridge program highlights:

  • Earn an associate degree in nursing in as few as 16 months
  • Complete general education class requirements online
  • Transfer prior college credit (if eligible)
  • Hands-on training on campus in Birmingham
  • Small class sizes with highly accessible instructors

Complete the LPN to RN program on campus in Birmingham, Alabama and you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN), meet the Alabama Board of Nursing requirements and become an RN.

Classes start May 5.
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Curriculum

Curriculum details

The LPN to RN-ASN program combines theoretical instruction with real, hands-on training in a variety of clinical settings to provide a broad, holistic and reality-based understanding of the duties of a professional nurse.

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How long the program takes to complete depends on your prior transfer credit.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Associate of Science in Nursing - LPN to RN Bridge1672
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Online & on-campus

The program incorporates online classwork – you may complete general education requirements online. However, much of the core nursing coursework and laboratory experience must be done on campus in Birmingham.

LPN to RN ASN Program Requirements Birmingham Alabama
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the LPN to ASN-RN program in Birmingham, Alabama include:

  • Must hold an active/unrestricted LPN license.
  • High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Earn the minimum score on the TEAS exam.

A minimum of 72 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

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Careers

Your career as an RN begins with a nursing degree

Earning an associate degree in nursing is your ticket to sit for the NCLEX-RN, meet the Alabama Board of Nursing requirements and become a registered nurse.

What you can do as a registered nurse

Registered nurses are the backbone of the day-to-day operations in many different types of healthcare settings. You’ll wear a lot of hats and be expected to handle a wide variety of tasks, including:

  • Develop and direct treatment plans
  • Communicate with patients and family members
  • Perform diagnostic tests
  • Operate medical equipment
  • Serve as the key connection between patients and other healthcare providers

RN’s may specialize in many different areas, including pediatrics, geriatrics, OBGYN, ER, trauma and much more.

Herzing University is a lifelong learning partner as you continue to advance your career in nursing. No matter the type of nursing specialty you are working towards, our goal is to help you get there any way we can.

LPN to RN Associate Nursing Program Birmingham
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:
  • ASN: Associates of Science in Nursing
  • ADN: Associates Degree in Nursing
  • AASN: Associates of Applied Science in Nursing

For the purposes of being eligible for the NCLEX exam and becoming a registered nurse, there isn’t much of a difference between these types of degrees. Either way you will get an associate degree and be qualified to become an RN.

In general, higher education institutions determine the terminology to use based on the nature of their program and what they emphasize as a priority.

As a career-focused organization, Herzing University stresses the importance of real, engaging coursework to prepare you for a job in the field—so we offer an Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) at our Birmingham and Orlando campuses, and our Ohio campus offers an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN). 

Answer:

You cannot truly complete any accredited associate degree program in nursing 100% online. There are some programs that offer all online coursework, but in any program you will need to complete a required amount of lab or clinical hours, and that cannot be completed online.

The Herzing University ASN program does offer flexibility to complete your general education classes online. Otherwise the remainder of the program must be completed on campus.

Answer:

It’s a question of:

  1. What your goals are
  2. How quickly you want to reach them

If your goal is to become an RN quickly, the best choice may be an associate’s degree program since you may be able to become an RN in less than 2 years.

If your goal is to become an RN and potentially advance further by working towards a master’s degree in nursing (MSN), your best option is a bachelor’s degree in nursing program.

Read about the most basic differences between an associate and bachelor degree.

Answer:

You can become a registered nurse (RN) if you pass the NCLEX and meet the board requirements. Once you become an RN you can work in any part of a hospital, including the NICU, emergency room or ICU.

Earning an associate’s degree in nursing will also position you for potential job opportunities outside the hospital, including hospice care, home services, rehab centers, schools, nursing homes or other clinical environments.

If you’re looking ahead to possibly work as a nurse manager, nurse practitioner or nurse midwife you’ll want to start thinking about earning your master’s degree – in which case you may consider a BSN program.

Answer:

Yes. Demand remains extremely high for all registered nurses, and if you earn an associate degree, pass the NCLEX and meet the board of nursing requirements in your state, you’re one of them.

Nurses with bachelor’s degrees may have an advantage in earning a nursing position at a hospital (especially hospitals seeking Magnet status), but nurses are currently in such high demand many healthcare organizations are eager to hire ASN nurses.

Answer:

With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

Answer:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% increase in employment for registered nurses from 2018 to 2028, faster than the 5% average across all occupations. Demographic changes resulting in an older population will increase the need for healthcare professionals to educate and care for patients with many different types of conditions, particularly diabetes, dementia and arthritis.

Answer:

According to 2018 date from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a registered nurse in Alabama is $59,470 per year ($28.59 per hour)—compared to the national average of $75,510 per year ($36.30 per hour).

Pay can vary based on your level of experience, degree earned (associate vs. bachelor’s), and the type of healthcare institution for which you work.  Learn more about how much an RN makes on average across the US.

Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

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Visit Us

Visit LPN to RN Program Birmingham Alabama

Come tour our Birmingham campus for a personalized look at our LPN to RN-ASN program to get a feel for the school and our learning environment. We are located just south of downtown off of I-65 on W Valley Avenue.

Birmingham Campus

280 West Valley Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35209

(205) 791-5860

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