Herzing University Nursing Programs

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As healthcare changes, so does the need for educated, skilled nurses. Herzing University recognizes the critical role that nurses play, and we have expanded our nursing programs to give you more choices and ways to earn your nursing degree.

LPN Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma Program

LPN

Diploma in Practical Nursing

Earn your Practical Nursing Diploma in as few as 12 months and develop the skills and confidence to begin your nursing career.

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ASN Associate in Nursing Degree Program

ASN

Associate in Nursing

Start your path to an entry-level nursing career in as few as 20-months through our associate degree in nursing program.

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BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program

BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 3 years or less and get a jumpstart on your MSN at the same time.

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Herzing LPN to RN Program

LPN to RN

LPN to RN Program

Turn your experience as a Licensed Practical or Vocational nurses, or licensed paramedic, into transfer credit and start on a faster path to your career as an RN.

 

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RN to BSN Online Program

RN to BSN

RN to BSN Program

Designed for experienced nurses who hold an active RN license, you could earn your BSN at Herzing in as few as 12 months pending transfer credit. Block transfer up to 70 credit hours!

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Online Master of Science in Nursing MSN Degree Programs

MSN

Master of Science in Nursing

Advance your nursing practice on your schedule and meet the growing demand for highly skilled nursing professionals. Choose between three specializations that align with your career goals.

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Post-Master's Certificate Nursing Programs

PMC

Post-Master's Certificates

Build upon your clinical expertise and become academically eligible for certification in another specialty through our online post-master’s nursing certificate programs.

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Recognized for Excellence

Whether you are new to nursing or want to further your career with an advanced degree, Herzing offers program options as well as support teams to help you succeed. Choose from diploma, undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees to prepare you for success and provide you with a path for every stage of your nursing career. 

If you've ever imagined becoming a nurse or going further with your nursing career, you can.

Programmatic accreditation* acknowledges that Herzing's nursing programs meet specific national standards.  Accreditation is important for individuals who may want to further their education, as most post-grad programs require a degree from an accredited program.

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Fast Track to MSN - DUAL CREDIT

Qualifying students may be eligible to complete up to four graduate-level courses as part of their BSN or RN-BSN program plan at Herzing University. We offer three specialty tracks in our MSN program:

MSN Nurse Educator Program

FAQs

Answer:

A BSN opens doors to leadership and management positions, clinical teaching positions, and Community Health careers. Magnet-certified facilities often do not hire Associate degree graduates, or they hire them with the understanding that they have a limited time to complete a Bachelor's degree or lose their position.

 

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Yes! We’d love to have you. We have nine campus locations and you’re welcome to come in for a tour if you’re nearby. The doors are always open to you for study time, to meet with financial aid counselors or meeting other Herzing students.

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While enrolled in the Bachelor's program, a student may elect to take up to four graduate courses that will satisfy RN to BSN program requirements. These courses will count toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree program, should the student elect to enroll in the MSN program in the future. Students must have a 3.0 GPA at course registration to qualify to take these courses.

 

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Nurse practitioners work primarily in hospitals (state, local & private), physician’s offices, outpatient care centers, educational facilities and offices of other health practitioners, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Learn more about where family nurse practitioners work and their average salary in each type of healthcare facility.

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Tuition for Herzing's online RN to BSN program is $395 per credit.

 

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You’ll need a great education, plenty of clinical experience, excellent communication skills, a passion for healthcare and a real desire to make a difference—and an eagerness to share your experiences with others. The best teachers are those who are truly passionate and pass that along to their students. A great teacher goes a lot further than the essentials.

Perhaps most important is a commitment to a life of learning. If you possess these kinds of skills this might be the career you’re looking for.

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The Herzing University online FNP program is not entry level. We require a BSN degree from an accredited university or college and a current, active and unrestricted license as an RN for acceptance into our FNP program.

If you have no experience in nursing and are considering a second career as a family nurse practitioner, see our accelerated BSN program option. This puts you on track to earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing to become an RN and qualify for our master’s degree program to become an FNP.

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At the very least you’ll need to become a licensed registered nurse (RN) with several years of work experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Most of the time you’ll need a MSN in nursing education, especially for teaching at a university or college in an academic environment.

What degree you need depends on what you want to teach and where you teach it. Generally if you earn your master’s degree and earn your certificate as a Certified Nurse Educator, you’ll be qualified for a position as a clinical nurse educator.

Answer:

Although the majority of LPNs work in nursing homes, retirement communities or assisted living facilities, many LPNs work in:

  • Physician's offices
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges
  • Insurance carriers
  • Home care
  • Community food and housing

You can see a full industry profile for Licensed Practical Nurses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Answer:

There are many different types of nursing leadership styles with varying levels of effectiveness depending on the working environment, including:

  • Democratic
  • Transformational
  • Authoritarian (or "autocratic")
  • Transactional
  • Laissez-faire

...among several others. There are many unique theories of nursing leadership you’ll want to become familiar with throughout your development as a nurse leader. Understanding the right leadership techniques for you and your colleagues is crucial to keep morale high, ensure lines of communication are clear, maximize productivity and improve patient care.

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

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the New Orleans Campus has initial approval by the Louisiana State Nursing Board (17373 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810; 225-755-7500). 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 New Orleans Campus is not accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccneaccreditation) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acennuring.org) at this time and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Some employers may prefer hiring graduates from a programmatically accredited program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decision.

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

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Michelle CastleberryAtlanta

I heard about Herzing University through a family member. I went to the nursing information session and loved how the process was so different from any other school.