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Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare FAQ

Both certificate and diploma programs are field-specific credentials that do not include general education courses required in a degree program. Each can typically be completed faster than an associate degree program.

Certificates are typically the least comprehensive programs, providing the minimum career-focused training necessary to perform a certain type of job.

Diploma programs tend to be more in-depth than certificates, and can include hands-on experience to best prepare you for a wider variety of jobs in the field you’re pursuing.

Herzing University’s diploma programs exist to help you build the foundation for a long career beyond your very first job. Our diploma programs are designed to help you begin and grow your new career.

Nursing FAQ

We have a variety of start dates throughout the year. Check out your program of interest to find out how soon you can get started.

You can also take a look at our undergraduate admissions process, contact an admissions advisor or apply today!

Accreditation varies by nursing degree program and the Herzing campus where it is offered.*

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron, Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Herzing University Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. ​

For more information about accreditation, please check out our nursing programs to discover the program that interests you!

None of our nursing programs may be completed entirely online.

Here’s why: real experience in the field is critical to your success as a nurse. Your clinical experience is vital to becoming qualified for the job and excel immediately in your new career.

Many classes may be completed online, but it is your hands-on clinicals that will provide you with the best experience to prepare you for your career in nursing. Herzing University provides you with the best of both worlds.

Contact us to determine the program or course of study that will work best for you!

Herzing University is dedicated to providing you with affordable, quality education to help you complete your degree in nursing.

The cost of our nursing programs varies by degree, location and program. More information and an estimate for the cost of your education can be found on our Herzing Tuition Wizard.

Students attending Herzing may be eligible for a combination of grants, scholarships, and student employment to make tuition as affordable as possible. You might also be eligible to qualify for federal financial aid or military benefits and services. Contact us directly for more information.

General requirements for our ASN, BSN, and MSN degrees vary across degree programs.

Requirements to enroll in undergraduate degree programs (ASN/ADN, BSN) include a high school diploma or equivalent, and any of the following requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and meet a minimum composite score on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS score must be from within three years of anticipated date of matriculation
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and a minimum score of 21 on the ACT
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (no entrance test!)

* Minimum TEAS score varies by campus – contact your campus for more information. Students with 12 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Candidates with a GED or HSED will be assessed a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Enrollment requirements for graduate degree programs (MSN) include holding a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) and a BSN degree from an accredited program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Most programs also require an interview with a Herzing admissions advisor before acceptance. Conditional admission may also be available for interested students who are waiting to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).  

For specific requirements, choose the program at the campus location that you are most interested in, or get in contact with a local admissions advisor.

Herzing University has 10 ground campuses across the United States and an online division. While all Herzing campuses offer nursing programs, these programs vary at the Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate degree level.

For more information about Herzing’s nursing degree program, click on the link for each of our unique campus programs:

All nursing courses are a combination of General Education requirements, core classes, electives, and clinicals. Some core classes have prerequisites which need to be fulfilled before the course is completed. The exact curriculum and requirements vary by program.

Yes! Herzing offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree option at five of our campus locations. You could complete your degree in as few as 16 months. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

For more specifics about our unique campus programs, check out our accredited ABSN program, offered at six of our campus locations:

Herzing University is dedicated to YOU. Here at Herzing, we are career-focused, convenient and caring. Our specialized nursing programs were designed to help you achieve the career that you want in nursing at an affordable price.

Herzing offers diploma, undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees across seven states on 9 different campuses and our online program, so you can choose the program and location.

But don’t take our word for it!  Hear from current and graduated students who agree that Herzing helped them attain their educational and career goals.

Online FAQ

All of the academic admissions requirements are the same. Therefore, you must satisfy our English Proficiency Requirements, successfully graduate from high school for a Bachelor degree, and if you are pursuing a Master degree, you will need to have successfully completed a U.S. Equivalent 4 year Bachelor degree with a Grade Point Average of a 2.7. It is not necessary for you to submit a copy of your financial support nor your passport, as you will not be applying for a U.S. visa. You will still need to provide us with a copy of a National Identification Card to confirm your identity.

 

Studying online is a great opportunity to get an excellent college education without leaving the comfort of your own home. One of the important things to note about online learning is that you need to be motivated and self-disciplined. You are able to engage with the course material in a way that works best for you, but you need to be organized and motivated to work consistently on your classwork. You have access to resources such as faculty, tutoring, and library services, but you need to be able to learn independently as well.

 

With online classes, you have the ability to do your work at any time of the day or night. However, to be successful, you need to devote scheduled time to your class work. It will be difficult if you plan to do your work for a few minutes here and there. We recommend that you schedule specific blocks of time each day or several days per week that you will be focused on your class or classes.

 

Herzing University offers multiple resources for you to be successful. You can reach out to your faculty to request assistance with a class concern. You are also assigned to a Student Services Specialist who is there to help you in navigating your academic schedule. We also have an online tutoring center and librarians who are there to help. The great thing about these people is that they are regularly available via email and can schedule a time to talk over the phone that works for you and for them.

Herzing University is a community. A part of feeling connected is engaging with your instructor and your classmates. Every class has an online discussion every week that allows you to interact with your classmates. You can also connect with Herzing through social media like Facebook and there are social forums within our online learning management system. We also recommend that you take the time to get to know the staff and faculty that are there to assist you. By building relationships with your admissions advisors, Student Services specialists, and instructors, you are connecting with Herzing!

 

Financial Aid FAQ

As soon as you have decided to further your education, you should start the financial aid process by creating your FSAID and then filling out your FAFSA.

 

Students attending all Herzing campuses should include the school code for the Madison, Wisconsin location: 009621.

 

The “EFC” is your Expected Family Contribution. Based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, the government estimates the amount your family will be able to contribute for that school year. Please note: It is common for this EFC number to change once Herzing University’s Financial Aid Department reviews your application and makes any necessary updates to your FAFSA information.

 

The Student Aid Report shows the information you provided on your FAFSA, along with your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) figure and Data Release Number (DRN). Review this information carefully. If you need to make any corrections, go to FAFSA.ed.gov to revise your processed FAFSA.

 

Once you have been accepted to Herzing University and have fulfilled all requirements for the financial aid application, you will receive a Financial Aid Offer notification detailing your Financial Aid Package, including the dollar amount and type of aid you will receive.

 

Based on your age, marital status, and family status, you may be considered a dependent student and you will need your parent’s help when completing the financial aid process. If you have questions about being declared a dependent student, or if your parents are divorced and you’re not sure which parent(s) needs to supply information, please contact a financial aid advisor.

 

Once you accept your Financial Aid Package and begin classes, your financial aid money will be applied to your account at Herzing University. You can have any remaining money sent to you by direct deposit or mailed as a check to your address on file, according to the mail dates indicated on your letter, unless you choose to return the unused portion to the lender. We strongly advise that you only accept the money you absolutely need, in order to lessen your loan repayment amounts in the future.

To find disbursement dates, see our disbursement schedule.

Please note: It is the student’s responsibility to communicate any name and/or address changes to Herzing University.

 

If your FAFSA is selected for verification by either the U.S. Department of Education or Herzing University, you will be asked to submit additional information to verify that the questions on your FAFSA form were answered correctly.

 

If selected for verification, you will be required to submit a Verification Worksheet (provided by your Financial Aid Department) and some, or all, of the following:

  • A copy of your most recent federal tax filing and your spouse’s or parent’s tax filing, if applicable. You can request a free Tax Transcript from the IRS Tax Transcript Request Line by calling 800-829-1040 or by visiting IRS.gov.
  • Proof of child support paid
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
  • High school diploma or GED

Other supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to:

  • W2’s
  • Birth certificate
  • Immigration papers
  • Social security card
  • Government issued identification card
  • Statement of educational purpose
  • Divorce decree or separation documentation (must have correct, current name)
  • Ward of the Court
  • Homelessness documentation
  • SNAP Benefits

 

Our step-by-step instructions will guide you through the financial aid application process.

 

You are responsible for any balance on your account that is not covered by financial aid. Possible payment options include cash or credit card, employer tuition reimbursement, military benefits, or scholarships.

 

Business FAQ

Herzing's business program is different because it is focused on leadership development according to what has been identified by employers in the global market.

Specifically Herzing's business program offers:

  1. Practical Experience - Students will gain practical experience, understanding the impact of a Changing Global Economy even at the local "mom & pop" level; importance of Leveraging Technology and information to make decisions; and the key skills of Professionalism & Teamwork that are essential to leadership and management.
  2. Industry Certifications - Graduates will earn more than a degree, they will have the opportunity to earn sought-after industry certifications.
  3. Up-to-Two Concentrations - Students in the MBA program have the option to enhance their academic experience by completing up-to-two concentrations.
  4. Dual Credit - Students in the undergraduate program can get a "jump start" on a MBA at the same time. Up-to 12 graduate credits could be taken while still an undergraduate and applied toward both degrees, thereby saving both money and time.
  5. Transfer Friendly - Students with an associate degree from an accredited institution like a Community College can receive up-to 60 credits toward a Herzing Bachelor's degree, and in some instances may receive more. DEGREE UP students are provided with the opportunity to transfer in additional credits earned after completing an associate degree. Herzing will review all transcripts a student may have, as there is an ability to transfer up-to 75% of their previous credit load toward their Herzing program, thereby saving them time and money.

Yes, the Herzing University business program is accredited.

Herzing University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, USA. 

Please let us know if you have any other questions about our business program.

 

Technology FAQ

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Programmatics accreditation is not a requirement within the field for IT professionals.

 

Herzing's business program is different because it is focused on leadership development. Working with employers, we've developered programmatic themes integrated into all courses that will better prepare graduates for career advancement, entreprenuership and management.

Specifically Herzing's IT program offers:

  1. Practical Experience - Students will gain practical experience, that can be applied in settings ranging from independent businesses to large corporations and public agencies with an emphasis on the importance of Leveraging Technology and information to make decisions; and the key skills of Professionalism & Teamwork that are essential to leadership and management.
  2. Industry Certifications - Graduates will earn more than a degree, they will have the opportunity to prepare for sought-after industry certifications.
  3. Dual Credit - Students in the undergraduate BSITNC and BSSDNM can get a "jump start" on a MBA at the same time. Up-to 12 graduate credits could be taken while still an undergraduate and applied toward both degrees, thereby saving both money and time.
  4. Transfer Friendly - Students with an associate degree from an accredited institution like a Community College can receive up-to 60 credits toward a Herzing Technology Bachelor's degree, DEGREE UP students may receive more. Additionally Herzing will also review all transcripts a student may have, as there is an ability to transfer up-to 75% of their previous credit load toward their Herzing program, thereby saving them time and money.

 

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