Nursing Programs

Choose Your Nursing Degree Pathway

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.

CCNEProgrammatic 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.

Classes start May 7.
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Choose Your Path

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is increasingly becoming the new standard as healthcare organizations around the country respond to the call for change by the Institute of Medicine. At Herzing, we're ready to help you meet America's new nursing standards.

  • 3-Year nursing degree program when attending full time
  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Direct acceptance
  • Options for veterans, second degree students, and students with other healthcare licensure to earn your BSN faster

Find out how to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Start your path to an entry-level nursing career with Herzing's 20-month Associate Degree nursing program and prepare to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN). Transfer credits to Herzing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for greater career opportunities and earning potential.

Explore Herzing's Associate in Nursing degree program

This entry-level nursing program, typically completed in 12 months, will prepare you to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN).

Transfer credits to Herzing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program or Associate nursing degree  program to advance your nursing career.

Explore Herzing's Diploma in Practical Nursing program

Diploma in Nursing Gainful Employment

I am a Nurse Seeking Further Licensure or Education



Earn your MSN degree on your schedule, advance your career, and meet the growing demand for highly skilled nursing professionals.

  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • No GRE required
  • Clinical practicum assistance

Choose from two concentration options:

MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner
MSN-Nurse Educator 
MSN-Nursing Leadership & Administration



Finish your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online or on-campus and meet the growing demand for bachelor's-prepared nurses. Designed for experienced nurses who hold an active RN license, you could earn your BSN at Herzing in as little as 12 months pending transfer credit.

  • No wait list
  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Block transfer up to 70 semester credit hours
  • 8 required core courses

Explore Herzing's RN to BSN program

LPN to RN Bridge

Prepare for the next stage of your nursing career by elevating your Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license to a Registered Nurse (RN) in as little as 20 months.

Program available exclusively at Herzing's Birmingham and Orlando campuses.

Explore Herzing's LPN to RN Bridge 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 two specialty tracks in our MSN program: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator.

MSN Nurse Educator Program

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, Atlanta, Brookfield/Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron, Kenosha and Madison are 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 (

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

Not all programs are offered at all campuses.  

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What I liked most about my experience at Herzing University were the faculty members. They made it feel like it was family here.