Nursing Programs

Choose Your Nursing Degree Pathway

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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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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 Degree Program


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 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 FNP Program


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 to your career goals.

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MSN Nurse Educator Program


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

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.

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.


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: Family Nurse PractitionerNurse Educator  and Nursing Leadership & Administration.

MSN Nurse Educator Program

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Mary Judith Yoho

Meet our Nursing Leadership


Mary Judith Yoho Ph.D, RN, CNE

System Dean of Nursing

Mary Yoho is the System Dean of Nursing where she provides leadership and oversight for Herzing's campus and online nursing programs.  Throughout her career of more than 35 years, Dr. Yoho has coordinated and participated in multiple grant projects and has authored and co-authored publications on topics including student testing and faculty recruitment and retention. She also has presented nationally and internationally in the areas of test development, exam analysis, teaching strategies, learner engagement and preparing nursing students for first-time success on the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Certification Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for Practical and Registered Nurses.  Dr. Yoho is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Nurses’ Association.

* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Online, Akron, Atlanta, Brookfield/Kenosha, Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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 (

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Rasheta Tadesse Akron

My advice for others is to never doubt that you can do it, because you can! I worked a 40+ hour job and completed this program. It will not be easy, but as long as you keep moving forward and take it day by day, you will be fine! I am proud to be a graduate from Herzing University.