Herzing University Nursing Programs

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Herzing Nursing Programs

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

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

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

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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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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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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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.

CCNE

Learn more about our Nursing Degree Pathways

Start Your Nursing Career

Move Your Nursing Career Forward

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:

No, there are no accredited LPN programs that are 100% online. LPN programs describing themselves as “online” will offer a hybrid option where you can take some classes online to supplement your primary classroom coursework.

Students enrolled in the Herzing LPN program may complete general education courses online—but the bulk of the coursework must be completed on campus.

Ultimately there is no replacement for real hands-on clinical experience, practice in simulation labs and direct in-person support from nursing instructors with real healthcare experience. Learning the skills required to become an LPN requires the live educational experience to become an excellent Licensed Practical Nurse.

Answer: According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Minnesota earn an average salary of $78,920 per year ($37.94 per hour). Pay will depend on your education, years of experience, nursing specialty and healthcare facility where you work. Read more about the average salary for an RN with a BSN degree.
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Our nursing programs are designed to be challenging, but not impossible. Your career as a registered nurse will be demanding, and our goal is to help you succeed and become the best healthcare provider you can be. We won’t do you any favors by making things too easy.

Learn more about how hard nursing school really is from Herzing graduates who have been through it. You will have support from Herzing University faculty, staff and other students every step of the way. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

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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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If you’re considering a second career as a nurse but concerned about the workload in a 16-month accelerated program, there are several other paths you can take:

  1. You can first become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In 1 year you can earn a diploma in Practical Nursing and become an LPN. From there you can determine if you want to become a registered nurse.
  2. Get an associate’s degree and become an RN. You can earn your associate degree in nursing and become a registered nurse in 20 months—this is the quickest way to become an RN outside of an accelerated program.
  3. A traditional BSN program. Enroll in our 3-year bachelor’s of science in nursing program, earn your degree and become a highly qualified registered nurse.

It’s our goal to help you succeed in your second career. We’ll work with you to determine the best fit.

Answer:

Potential employers may prefer a candidate with experience as a CNA, but it’s not necessarily a requirement for getting a job as an LPN.

There is no prerequisite to be a CNA before enrolling in the Herzing University LPN program.

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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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With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

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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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Licensure requirements for FNPs vary from state to state. Most require a current RN license and a master’s degree in nursing. Graduates from Herzing University’s FNP program are eligible to sit for one of the FNP certification exams. Two main bodies offer FNP certification:

You may choose which exam you’d like to take. After completing your master’s degree, you will need to get certified and obtain licensure in the state you wish to practice before opening your practice as an FNP.

Jerisha Fabian's Nursing Career Becomes Possible at Herzing University

Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

* 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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Not all programs are offered at all campuses.

At Herzing, my instructors helped me understand how to provide patients with excellent care. I also valued their timely and honest feedback on how I could improve as I moved through the program. They pushed me to think critically and use evidence-based practice, which is what I hope to impart to future nursing students as well.
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