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Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55108-5265, 651-642-0533, www.ohe.state.mn.us). Herzing University is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Registration does not mean that credits earned at the institution can be transferred to all other institutions.
  3. Nursing Program: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis campus is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing (2829 University Avenue SE, #200, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414-3253, 612-317-3000, www.mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing). Consequently, graduates 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Minneapolis campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
  4. Dental Hygiene Program: The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (CODA, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678, 312-440-4653, www.ada.org/100.aspx). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the national board dental hygiene exam, jurisprudence exam, and the CRDTS examination, which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a licensed dental hygienist (LDH).
  5. Dental Assisting Programs: The Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting program and the Diploma in Dental Assisting programs at the Minneapolis Campus are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (CODA, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678, 312-440-4653, www.ada.org/100.aspx). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the examinations leading to certified dental assistant (CDA®) certification through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).
  6. Occupational Therapy Program: The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland, 20824-3449, 301-652-AOTA, www.acoteonline.org). Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
    Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant program at the Minneapolis Campus

    Year

    Number of Program Graduates

    Graduation Rate

    % of test takers who passed the NBCOT exam

    2012

    4

    83.30%

    100%

    2013

    12

    85.70%

    100%

  7. Medical Assisting Services: The Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program at the Minneapolis Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Consequently, students completing the program are eligible to take the certified medical assistant exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (www.aama-ntl.org).
  8. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Minneapolis 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 these online programs. 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.
  9. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Applied 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Info Chart

ProgramCreditsMonths
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Minnesota12036
*Average number of months for students to complete program

88% of HU – Minneapolis nursing students pass the NCLEX-RN on their FIRST try!!
This is much higher than the state average of 80.55%!1

Admissions Criteria

Those interested in applying to the Herzing University BSN program must have the following admissions requirements:

  1. High school completion or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher
  2. Completion of either high school biology or high school chemistry—or the college equivalent—with a “C” or better
  3. Successful completion of the entrance evaluation within the minimum score established by the University for the Nursing program
  4. A completed application form and process with the Admissions Department and the Nursing Program Director

The Full Interview is available here.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Take your career in patient care to the next level by earning your nursing degree. Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree could get you there! Download Program Course Sheet

Hands-on Experience

Classes are taught by industry experts who know first-hand the training today’s nurses need in order to provide the best patient care using advanced medical technology. You’ll utilize our high-tech medical labs to experience a variety of clinical skills in:

  • Adult health nursing
  • Family nursing including pediatrics and obstetrics
  • Mental health nursing
  • Community health nursing

The Program

The length of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is nine semesters. The coursework will be offered in a full-time format only. Classes are held through year-round for a total of 36 months.

Admissions Criteria

Those interested in applying to the Herzing University BSN program must have the following admissions requirements:

  1. High school completion or equivalent
  2. Successful completion of the entrance evaluation within the minimum score established by the school for the Nursing program.

First Step: Come to a Testing Session

The first step in being accepted into the nursing program at Herzing University is to successfully pass the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam. Please go to https://atitesting.com/Home.aspx to learn more about the TEAS exam. This is an exam that should be taken seriously as it is our primary way of selecting the students who will be accepted into the program. We recommend that students study and prepare for this 3-hour exam by getting the TEAS – Version V Study Guide. This book may be purchased at the Online Store at the link above. Herzing University also has the study guide available for $50, and it can be picked up in our main office on campus. The TEAS Exam may be taken a total of 2 times each year. We will take the best scores from each test to determine your final scores.

Schedule a TEAS exam: Call 763-535-3000 to reserve your spot for the TEAS exam. Credit card information will be needed for the $40 non-refundable reservation fee.

Further questions? Call us at 763-535-3000 to sign up to attend a Nursing Information Session.

1Source: Minnesota Board of Nursing Annual Education Report:

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.



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