Accelerated BSN
ABSN Option

Change to a Career that Changes Lives

Thinking of starting a new professional career as a nurse?  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 September 5.
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Benefits

MSN - DUAL CREDIT 

The curriculum in our accelerated BSN option includes MSN courses that will count toward a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program with Herzing. This dual credit can save you time, money and provide another level of academic rigor.

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Curriculum

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 ABSN is a 120-credit second degree 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 will depend on your previous college experience. If all your general education and science courses transfer, you can complete your program in as few as 16 months. Credit breakdowns for the accelerated BSN option vary depending on your location.

Accelerated BSN Sample Schedule for Wisconsin Campuses:

SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
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

 

Kollette Gerke
Becomes Possible

Kollette Gerke always knew she wanted to become a nurse, but for 10 years she was a retail manager. One day Kollette made the decision to finish her degree to make her dream job possible.

Kollette Gerke Becomes Possible

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Disclosures

* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Atlanta, Brookfield/Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Kenosha and Madison are pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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Requirements

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)