Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BSN Degree

Earn Your BSN Degree in 3 Years or Less

You want to make a difference, helping others. You want to be a nurse and we want to help you. Whether you're new to nursing or are already a Registered Nurse (RN), a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree is increasingly becoming the new standard. Hospitals seeking Magnet Status are looking to hire and encourage their current nursing staff to earn their BSN degree.

Herzing University offers three (3) BSN degree options with unique support teams to help you succeed. By earning your BSN degree at Herzing, you can accelerate into graduate nursing programs and onto advanced practice, management and nursing faculty positions.

Program Highlights

  • Direct acceptance
  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • 3-Year BSN program, or less depending on transfer credit or prior learning
  • Year round study
  • Strong academic support


Classes start September 4.
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Choose Your Path to a BSN Degree

At Herzing, you are a nursing student from the  very first day you are accepted to the University.  Although the average length of time for a student taking a full course load is 32 months, the time you spend in the BSN program can be reduced based on transfer credit or prior learning experience.

I am New to Nursing

Start as a nursing student from day one and earn your BSN in as little as 3 years. Upon successful completion, you'll be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination(NCLEX) for Registered Nurses and begin working as a registered nurse.  

  • Small class sizes
  • Strong academic support
  • Hands-on experience in high fidelity simulation on-site clinical setting
  • Program pathway to continue to advance your education and nursing career

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I am an RN

Take your nursing career to the next level with a BSN degree. Herzing’s RN to BSN program is designed for practicing, licensed RNs and offers advanced and immediately relevant training for you to apply in your current role as a registered nurse.

Go full-time and you could finish the program in less than 12 months either online or at one of our campus locations.

  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Magnet-based curriculum
  • Rolling admissions
  • Block transfer up to 70 semester credit hours
  • Opportunity to accelerate to an MSN
RN to BSN Program

I have a BS degree in another field

Prepare for a new challenging and rewarding career in nursing through Herzing University’s accelerated BSN option. Designed for students who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, this year-round 16-month program prepares students for professional nursing practice.

  • 16-month, full-time program
  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Incorporates all components of a traditional BSN degree program

Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and have a pathway to earning a Herzing MSN degree.

Accelerated BSN Option

Options for Veterans, LPNs/LVNs and Students with Other Healthcare Licensure

LPN and Paramedic Option

If you are a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, Paramedic or graduate of the Army Practical Nurse Program (68W-M6), you may be eligible to receive credits for prior learning so that you can accelerate your education and earn your BSN faster.

Option not currently available through the Atlanta campus nursing program.

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Bridge to BSN

Students who hold the following licenses or certifications may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning through Herzing Orlando's Bridge to BSN program: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) | Paramedic | Cardiovascular Technician | Respiratory Therapist

Options not currently available through the Atlanta campus nursing program.

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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: Family Nurse PractitionerNurse Educator and Nursing Leadership and Administration.

Additional benefits of earning a Herzing BSN:

  •  Relevant curriculum
  •   High-fidelity simulation to enhance learning opportunities
  •   Academic resources and support to help you succeed
  •   Learn from credentialed faculty with real-world hospital and patient care experience

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Now is the ideal time to earn a BSN degree

Ranked #15 Best Health Care Jobs of 2018 according to U.S. News & World Report

Nursing continues to be a high-growth field and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* employment is expected to grow 16% between 2014 and 2024. Additionally, hospitals and other healthcare organizations around the country are responding to the Institute of Medicine’s call to increase their bachelor’s-prepared RN staff to 80% by 2020**.

A career in nursing could be right for you, if you want to:

  • Learn and work with new healthcare technologies
  • Help patients understand their health issues and treatments
  • Experience new challenges and opportunities
  • Expand your career potential in healthcare
  • Help people feel better and prevent illness
  • Understand the human body and its various systems
  • Teach or consult

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014 – 2015 Edition; accessed January 14, 2016.

**Institute of Medicine. (2010). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.



Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Curriculums

Herzing University's comprehensive BSN degree program prepares the generalist nurse with a focus on practice which is holistic, caring, safe, quality, and evidence-based client/patient care. 

Herzing University's BSN pre-licensure plan is approved by the state boards of nursing in the states where it is currently offered and prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) upon completion of the program. Graduates who successfully pass this national examination will be eligible to practice as registered nurses in the state in which they took the examination and will also be qualified to apply for licensure in all 50 states.

The liberal arts education core provides a strong foundation for developing the clinical judgment and critical thinking skills required to provide care to diverse populations across the life-span, health-illness continuum, and in a variety of healthcare settings and to practice lifelong learning. 

The general education and core nursing courses build on each other and are integrated throughout the curriculum. Theoretical instruction is integrated with clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings in order to provide a broad, holistic, and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse.

Clinical experience is an integral part of Herzing's BSN programs.

Jasmin Hernandez
Earns Her Nursing Degree

Jasmin Hernandez is a first-generation college student who's on her way to graduate with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. She knows her parents are going to be so happy to see her walk down that stage with her nursing degree.

Jasmin Hernandez Earns Her Nursing Degree

Lynn Mellenthien, MSN, RN

Meet our Faculty

Lynn Mellenthien, MSN, RN - Milwaukee/Brookfield CampusMilwaukee/Brookfield

I have been an RN for 28 years in Medical Surgical Nursing and Pediatrics and have been teaching for 8 years. I truly enjoy watching the students be able to put the theory together with practice. Fun fact about me: My BSN and MSN are 20 years apart almost to the date.


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

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 ( or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, 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.

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