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LPN to B.S.N. Program

LPN to B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Practical Nurse Certificate Program

Berkeley College’s School of Health Studies is committed to excellence in nursing education and offers an LPN to B.S.N. degree and Practical Nurse certificate program. Both  programs prepare students to enter this rewarding, in-demand healthcare field and to enhance their skills and expand their career opportunities.

The LPN to B.S.N. program combines liberal arts and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to healthcare, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (B.S.N.). The LPN to B.S.N. curriculum prepares students for advanced nursing positions and provides a strong foundation for graduate study.

The Practical Nurse Certificate program combines a humanistic theory and lecture with clinical practice. Students learn to provide basic nursing care and perform administrative tasks. Graduates often begin careers in physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, or home healthcare settings.

Berkeley's Nursing degree and certificate programs are offered at the following location:

Student Testimonial

“I was working as an LPN and I was looking to go back to college. When I found out that Berkeley College offered an LPN to B.S.N. program, I thought it was a good idea. I recently attended my first Medical Missions trip with Berkeley students, faculty, and administrators. It’s been a beautiful and challenging experience as a student, but if you put your mind to it, you will achieve it all." 

-Folukeme Fakinlede, LPN to B.S.N. Student

The LPN to B.S.N. program is the only LPN to B.S.N. program in New Jersey. Licensed, experienced LPNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and prepare to participate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). With advanced skills and training, graduates can qualify for higher-level positions and pursue graduate degrees.

Berkeley College’s Nursing programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in the State of New Jersey. Licensure, however, is not automatic. In addition to successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants be of a good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another State are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from State to State. 

B.S.N., LPN to B.S.N.

The only LPN to B.S.N. program in New Jersey!

(LPN License Required)

Berkeley College’s LPN to B.S.N. program grants experienced LPNs the opportunity to transition into the role of a baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse. Graduates of the program are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and are eligible to participate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, a B.S.N. can expand employment and earning opportunities. In fact, many hospitals and other healthcare facilities now require RNs to possess a B.S.N. The B.S.N. also prepares nurses to pursue graduate degrees.

Berkeley College’s LPN to B.S.N. program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of New Jersey. Licensure, however, is not automatic. In addition to successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Professional Nurses (NCLEX-RN), the New Jersey Board of Nursing requires that applicants be of a good moral character. Applicants wishing to become licensed in another state are encouraged to explore licensure requirements, which vary from state to state.

Nurses with a B.S.N. are qualified to perform advanced tasks, including:

  • Developing nursing care treatment plans
  • Providing care to patients who are ill, injured, or suffering from other medical conditions
  • Providing support and education to patients and families
  • Supervising nurses and other professionals
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Assisting doctors during surgical and other medical procedures

Registered nurses work in a variety settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, outpatient clinics, schools, home healthcare services, and nursing care facilities.

LPN to B.S.N. Students Benefit From:

  • A strong foundation in both the theory and practice of clinical care
  • The practical experience of hands-on labs and faculty monitored clinical assignments
  • A supportive faculty selected on the basis of academic excellence and relevant professional experience in the nursing field
  • Eligibility to participate in the NCLEX-RN examination and to apply for graduate programs in nursing

Applicants to the LPN to B.S.N. program must a) have completed an accredited Practical Nurse program in the United States, b) possess an unrestricted active or inactive practical nurse license, and c) have completed a minimum of 2,080 hours of work as an LPN within the last two years.

Program Location: 

LPN to B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) is offered in: Woodland Park

Want to learn more about Berkeley's Nursing program?

You’ll find additional information in our Catalog, including the different degrees offered, descriptions of the courses you’ll take, the department faculty, and much more. You can always live chat or contact us with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions: Nursing

The Nursing programs at Berkeley College prepare students to enter this rewarding, in-demand field and to enhance their skills and expand their career opportunities.

The Practical Nurse Certificate program prepares students to:

  • Participate in the NCLEX-PN licensure examination (Required for an LPN)
  • Provide nursing care and perform administrative tasks

The LPN to B.S.N. program is the only program of its kind in New Jersey. Licensed, experienced LPNs can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and prepare to:

  • Participate in the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
  • Provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions

For further details about the requirements and licensure process in the State of New Jersey, visit the Nursing programs, and read Berkeley’s Accreditation and Regulatory Information.

The College considers students for admission to degree and certificate programs on the basis of future potential, the motivation and interest to succeed in a chosen profession, and past academic achievement.

Graduation from high school or the equivalent is a basic requirement for admission to degree and certificate programs. In evaluating candidates, the Committee on Admissions takes into consideration your individual interests, your motivation to succeed in a chosen profession, and prior academic achievement. Basic requirements for admission include graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent and an entrance exam or SAT/ACT scores. Applicants to the School of Health Studies, Business Data Science program, and National Security program have additional requirements. Documentation of successful completion of high school or the equivalent must be submitted to the College prior to starting classes. 

A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions at the campus of their choice to arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Associate. For further information, students may also call the College at 866-317-6087 ext. WC1 or email info@BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The Committee on Admissions notifies applicants of a decision as soon as all credentials have been evaluated.

For further questions about the enrollment process, call Admissions to schedule an appointment with an associate.

No. The Nursing programs are only offered at the Woodland Park campus.

Graduates from the Practical Nurse Certificate program often begin careers working in:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Home healthcare settings

With advanced skills and training, B.S.N. graduates can qualify for higher-level positions and pursue graduate degrees. Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members. Most RNs work as part of a team with physicians and other healthcare specialists. Some Registered Nurses also oversee licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides and work in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Schools
  • Home healthcare services
  • Nursing care facilities
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