|Diploma in Practical Nursing - Alabama||52||12|
|Associate of Science in Nursing - LPN to RN Bridge||48||12|
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 
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 
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  .