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RN to BSN Online Program

Advance your nursing career while helping your hospital achieve “magnet” status with Herzing University’s RN to BSN online or on campus program. For nurses who already hold an active RN license, Herzing’s RN to BSN option is designed to apply practical nursing challenges in your current role as a registered nurse.  Go full-time and you could finish the program in less than 12 months either online or at our Akron, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; Brookfield or Kenosha, Wisconsin campuses.   Are you a registered nurse in Orlando? See Herzing Orlando Campus' Bachelor's in Nursing program course document

Program Highlights

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Magnet-based curriculum with clinical-relevant coursework
  • Transformative clinical ladder projects
  • Rolling admissions in 8-week and 16-week options
  • Transfer in up to 90 eligible semester credit hours, pending approval
  • Strong academic support network for enrolled students

Enjoy the flexibility of completing coursework on your schedule with accessible, caring faculty with strong professional credentials who provide personalized attention. Choose to take the RN to BSN program online, on campus, or a combination of both (hybrid) –depending on location.

How long will the RN to BSN program take?

Herzing's RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months; however, the time you spend in the program depends on your amount of transferrable credit hours. A total of 120 semester credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), but in the RN to BSN completion plan you may transfer in up to 90 eligible semester credit hours. This includes up to 46 semester credit hours in nursing courses from an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Ready to take the next step?

Apply online, chat with an Advisor or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing University's RN to BSN program.

 

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at Herzing University Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando campuses and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-BSN Online offered by Herzing University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Herzing's practical approach of partnering education and practice will help you gain and apply advanced nursing skills to move ahead in your nursing career.  

  • Customized learning based on your area of interest
  • Transformative education that aligns with current measures of clinical excellence such as the Magnet ® and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) models
  • Educational excellence based on QSEN® guidelines
  • Relevant clinical ladder projects
  • Convenient RN to BSN online program available

Accelerate to the MSN

Qualifying students may be eligible to complete up to four graduate-level courses* as part of their RN to BSN Program. We offer two specialty tracks in our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN - Nurse Educator.  

* Undergraduate students may take up to 12 graduate credits for these courses. NU 500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing for NU 305; NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice for NU 430/431; NU 525 Technology and Nursing Informatics in Advanced Practice for NU 425. HCA 610 Health Policy and Management for NU 400/401. See Graduate Catalog for full requirements under title Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate courses (Dual Credit Options).

 

Download the Herzing RN-to-BSN Online program course document.

For the Akron, Atlanta, Brookfield, and Kenosha campuses, the program course details are found within the BSN program course document.

Earn your BSN in as few as 3 full-time semesters (12 months), pending transfer credits.

Designed for practicing licensed RNs, Herzing’s RN to BSN curriculum offers advanced, immediately relevant training that you can apply in your current role as a registered nurse. Minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. Transfer in up to 90 eligible semester credit hours, including 46 semester credit hours in nursing courses from an associate or diploma in nursing. Career-focused curriculum includes customized learning based on your area of interest or specialty.

RN to BSN Online Sample Schedule:

SEMESTER 1
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU305 Professional Role TransitionNU345-Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
General Education ElectiveGeneral Education Elective
6 CREDITS6 CREDITS
SEMESTER 2
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
MA 320 StatisticsNU431 Evidence-Based Nursing Research and Practice
NU 425 Nursing InformaticsHU325 Literature and the Art of Healthcare
SS310 Cultural Diversity
9 CREDITS6 CREDITS
SEMESTER 3
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU474 Community Health Nursing BridgeNU450 Nursing Leadership and Management
NU401 National and Global Health Policy IssuesNU475 Nursing Capstone
8 CREDITS6 CREDITS

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (including the RN-BSN option) at the Akron Campus is granted Conditional Approval by the State of Ohio Board of Nursing (17 South High Street, Suite 400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-7410, 614-466-3947, www.nursing.ohio.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. The Bachelor Science in Nursing program at the Akron Campus does not have specialized programmatic accreditation. 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 accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.

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RN to BSN

To enroll in Herzing’s RN-BSN program, prospective students must live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN-BSN program, and:

  1. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they live. 
  2. Hold an Associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university.

Maintaining Licensure

Students enrolled in Herzing University’s RN to BSN program must maintain RN licensure throughout the program of study.

Take the Next Step

If you're ready now, we're ready for you. With rolling admissions in 8 week terms, you can take the next step to advance your nursing career and complete the RN to BSN program at your pace. 

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