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

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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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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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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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Take it from an RN who has already made the leap. Here are the biggest reasons to become a family nurse practitioner. It all starts by getting the education and qualifications you need to take the next step.

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According to 2018 date from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a registered nurse in Alabama is $59,470 per year ($28.59 per hour)—compared to the national average of $75,510 per year ($36.30 per hour).

Pay can vary based on your level of experience, degree earned (associate vs. bachelor’s), and the type of healthcare institution for which you work.  Learn more about how much an RN makes on average across the US.

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Yes! If you’re fully committed to a new career in nursing, an accelerated BSN program is the fast track to earning your degree and getting a job with high earning potential as soon as possible.

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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.

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There are many different nursing specialties to choose from. Depending on your personality, educational background and preferred working environment you can follow your own personalized path in the nursing profession.

Here are a few popular nursing specialties you may consider:

You can take our nursing personality quiz to get a better idea of what you might prefer in your nursing career.

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According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for nurse practitioners are expected to grow by 28% from 2018-2028. Given the projected growth in the baby-boom population the need for advanced medical care is expected to rise, and nurse practitioners will continue to be leaned on as primary contributors in this level of healthcare.

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If you’re considering a second career and you want to become a nurse practitioner, you’ve already discovered the first step down the quickest path:

  1. Earn your BSN in an accelerated nursing program in 16 months.
  2. Earn your master's degree through our online MSN FNP program in 20 months.

Fully commit to starting your second career and Herzing University can help you become eligible to sit for the FNP certification exam in 3 years to become a certified family nurse practitioner in your state.

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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