As a registered nurse you’ll be the backbone of day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings. RNs help develop and direct treatment plans, counsel patients and family members, ensure patient comfort and serve as the key connection between doctors and patients.
Prepare for the next step in your nursing career by completing any of three Herzing University RN programs. The Associate of Science in Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing all prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN) and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
How long will the program take?
Our associate degrees in nursing requires a minimum of 72 credits. The Orlando ASN program typically takes about 24 months to finish the program.
What will I learn?
Both the associate degree coursework includes a significant amount of clinical training. Other courses cover topics as management and pharmacology. For specific classes, view the program course sheet for the Associate of Science in Nursing.
What can I do as an RN?
An RN can perform diagnostic tests, operate certain medical equipment, consult with a physician on a course of treatment and administer medication. In addition to working in general healthcare practice, RNs also can specialize in areas such as pre-operative care, diabetes management, pediatric oncology, geriatric care, ambulatory care and dermatology.
What are the Admissions Requirements?
Admission can vary by campus, but typical standards include:
- High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Completion of either high school biology or chemistry, or the college equivalent, with at least a “C”.
- Earning the minimum score on the Herzing University entrance exam for nursing.
What costs should I expect?
Tuition for a full-time semester (12-15 credit hours) ranges between $8,000-$10,000 before factoring in grants, scholarships and loans, which can significantly impact out-of-pocket costs. Some employers also offer tuition reimbursement programs. Call us at 1-800-596-0724 to discuss your options with a financial aid advisor.
How can I take The Next Step?
Earn your ASN in less than two years, pending transfer credits
Learn to integrate critical thinking and nursing skills while managing care for multiple clients with complex conditions. Develop a broad, holistic, and concept-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Theoretical and practical instruction is interwoven with clinical experience in a wide variety of settings.
Study topics include:
Professional nursing, legal and ethical standards of nursing, health and wellness across the lifespan, pharmacology and medication, laboratory testing, acute care, pathophysiology, family nursing, electronic health records, leadership, illness, clinical practicum, community health, long-term care, cultural diversity in nursing, NCLEX Review.
Gain hands-on experience in medical-surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric, and mental health nursing. Integral to our career-focused approach, you’ll get first-hand experience in the field and valuable exposure to potential employers.
Credits earned in this program will roll seamlessly our bachelor’s degree in nursing program. Take advantage of special scholarship opportunities for lifelong learners!
Students applying to enter Herzing University-Orlando's ASN program must have the following qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Earning the minimum score on the nursing entrance examination
Take the Next Step
Our ASN program begins three times a year—January, September (evening program) and May.