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What I like most about the experience I've had at Herzing so far are the labs that are associated with my computers and telecommunications technology program. This gives me a hands on chance to learn.

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ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Birmingham Campus

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Birmingham Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (100 North Union Street, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-2000, 334-242-1998, www.ache.alabama.gov).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham Campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a practical nurse. The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham Campus does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). ACEN was formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge: The Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham Campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the LPN to RN associate program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham Campus does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). ACEN was formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  5. Paramedic and EMT-Paramedic Programs: The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic and the Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic programs at the Birmingham Campus are accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org).
  6. EMT-Basic and EMT-Advanced Program: The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Basic and the Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Advanced do not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer graduates from a program with specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Birmingham Campus are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for this online program. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  9. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  10. Business Programs: Herzing University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org). Herzing University has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs. Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  11. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Nursing Program Comparison Chart

ProgramCreditsMonths
Diploma in Practical Nursing - Alabama5212
Associate of Science in Nursing - LPN to RN Bridge4812
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Diploma in Practical Nursing

Clinical experience is an integral part of the program.

The practical nurse program provides academic, theoretical and clinical instruction in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric and mental health nursing. Basic elements of the heath care delivery system and the multi-disciplines that are incorporated into the system are introduced. Concepts of disease and wellness will be presented through out the program and will bridge across the human life span.

Legal and ethical issues with an emphasis on confidentiality and effective communication skills are included. The student will acquire skills in asepsis, measurement of vital signs, CPR and basic first aid and will understand the concepts of medical asepsis, infection control and Universal Precautions applicable to all areas of healthcare. The importance of safe practice and the use of proper body mechanics are stressed. Mental health concepts, administration of medications, body structure and function, nutrition and personal, family and community concepts are studied. Download Program Course Sheet

Associate of Science in Nursing - LPN to RN Bridge

Birmingham students must have an active and unrestricted Alabama LPN license to be enrolled in the program.

The LPN to RN completion program is open to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who have completed a practical nursing program approved by a state board of nursing. The program supports practical nurses desiring to advance their educational pursuits and increase career opportunities. The program prepares students to practice as an entry-level registered nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination and apply for licensure as a registered nurse in the states where offered. Download Program Course Sheet

First Step: Come to a Nursing Information Session

Interested students should attend an upcoming nursing information session at the Birmingham campus. During the session, you will learn about the nursing programs and how to apply. Contact Admissions to RSVP for a session.

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

REGISTERED NURSE (RN)

Our associate and bachelor nursing programs are designed to help our graduates successfully pass their national licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. Other eligibility requirements for licensure vary by State. Contact your state's board of nursing for details. Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN examination allows the graduate to use the title Registered Nurse (RN). Note: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge program requires applicants to be licensed registered nurses before enrolling.

Additional certification includes:

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

Our Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to take the required licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-PN. This computerized exam is developed and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to make sure practical nurses have sufficient knowledge in four major Client Needs categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

Eligibility for licensure may vary by state; for details, contact your state's board of nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN examination allows the graduate to use the title Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

In addition, graduates of the Herzing University Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the Association of Practical Nurse Education and Services (NAPNES) Certification in Pharmacology, a national credential issued by NAPNES for practical nurses.

For more information contact NAPNES.



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