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  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 Orlando Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education (325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-0400, 850-245-3200, www.fldoe.org).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando Campus is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates 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 licensed practical nurse. The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Orlando 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. 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: The Associate of Science in Nursing program and the Associate of Science in Nursing—Bridge to ASN program (renamed from LPN to ASN Bridge program as of May 2014) at the Orlando Campus are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing  (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). 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. These programs are accredited 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, Inc. (NLNAC).
  5. Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Orlando Campus is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). 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. Further, the program is a new applicant program pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). The CCNE can be contacted at www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation or (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. 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 CCNE accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  6. Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Bridge to BSN: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Bridge to BSN program (renamed from LPN to BSN Bridge program as of May 2014) at the Orlando Campus is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). 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. Further, the program is a new applicant program pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE can be contacted at www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation or (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted. 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 CCNE accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  7. Physical Therapist Assistant. The Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program at the Orlando Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314-1488, 703-706-3245, accreditation@apta.org or www.capteonline.org).
  8. Surgical Technology. The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at the Orlando Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, Virginia, 22043, 703-917-9503, www.abhes.org). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the certified surgical technologist (CST) examination offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  9. 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).
  10. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Orlando 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Homeland Security and Public Safety Programs

A Herzing University degree in Homeland Security and Public Safety can be applied to many careers within the security, emergency, and law enforcement fields. Students who begin with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and can then roll their credits into either the Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Public Safety or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program. Or, students can enroll directly into the bachelor degree program and finish it in as little as three years.

Homeland Security and Public Safety Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice6020
Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Public Safety With No Minor or Concentration12236
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice With a Concentration in Homeland Security12236
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice

Students gain the academic foundation of general education courses as well develop career capabilities in areas such as intelligence data analysis, criminalistics, forensics and emergency management. Graduates have a well-rounded approach to working within the public safety sector and are prepared for entry-level positions in all related career fields. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Public Safety with No Minor or Concentration

This degree program is designed to prepare professionals who will be responsible for identifying potential terrorist targets and maintaining public safety. The core courses in homeland security, public safety, and criminal justice are completed in this degree as well as an individual capstone project. It also allows students who have taken many courses at a different institution to transfer more credits. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Concentration in Homeland Security

Designed for those who do not wish to transfer a large number of previous college credits, students in this degree program move beyond the core criminal justice and homeland security and public safety programs with coursework in criminal psychology and investigation, narcotics and financial crimes. Download Program Course Sheet



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