Accelerated BSN Nursing Program Option

Change to a Career that Changes Lives

Thinking of starting a new professional career as a nurse?  Pursuing nursing as a second degree is possible with our high-intensity, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) option. You could be a part of the next generation of nurses in as few as 16 months!

Designed for students who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, you can transfer in credit from your previous degree and start on a faster path to your career as an RN.  

Accelerated BSN Option

16 Months (pending transfer credit)

BSN Program 

36 Months

Program Highlights

  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Experience high-fidelity simulation to enhance learning opportunities
  • Rigorous clinical training experience with our community healthcare partners
  • Strong academic support 

As a graduate, you will be fully prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX).

Classes start May 6.
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The curriculum in our accelerated BSN option includes MSN courses that will count toward one of our Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs.  As you pursue nursing as a second degree with Herzing, you will have this dual credit benefit that can save you time, money and provide another level of academic rigor.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Option Curriculums

Herzing University's accelerated BSN option builds on your previous bachelor's degree with courses that teach knowledge and skills for nursing care across the lifespan.  Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure and begin a career in nursing. 

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Herzing's accelerated BSN is a 120-credit second degree nursing program option for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in another area of study. The exact number of classes and time it takes you to complete the program will depend on your previous college experience. If all your general education and science courses transfer, you can complete the program in as few as 16 months. Credit breakdowns for the accelerated nursing program option vary depending on your location.

Sample Schedule for Wisconsin Campuses:

NU 206 Intro to Professional Nursing - 3 creditsNU 216 Adult Health I (Clinical) - 6 credits
NU 209 Health Assessment (Lab) - 3 creditsNu 208 Pathophysiology - 4 credits
NU 211 Introduction to Clinical Nursing (Lab) - 4 creditsNU 309 Mental Health Nursing (Clinical) - 5 credits
NU 220 PharmacologyNU 525 Technology
NU 217 Gerontological Nursing (Clinical) - 4 credits 
17 Credit Hours18 Semester Credit Hours
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU 302 Adult Health II (Clinical) - 6 creditsNU 412 Community Nursing (Clinical) - 5 credits
NU 610 Health Policy and Management - 3 creditsNU 450 Nursing Leadership and Management - 3 credits
NU 402 Family Nursing (Clinical) - 6 creditsNU 448 Adult Health III / Nursing (Practicum) - 5 credits
 NU 449 Integration of Concepts - 1 credits
18 Credit Hours14 Credit Hours


Rita Merkel
Earns a Degree She's Passionate About

Rita Merkel went back to school to earn a degree in a career field she's passionate about. She loves the one-on-one attention and small class sizes that Herzing University offers.

Rita Merkel Earns a Degree She's Passionate About


Accelerated BSN Option

Requirements for prospective students to enroll in Herzing University's second degree accelerated BSN option include:

  1. Earned a bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or from a foreign college or university recognized as equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree 
  2. A college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the college in which the bachelor’s degree was earned
  3. Achieve at least a composite score of 66 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

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* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Atlanta, Brookfield, 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.

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