Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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
  • CCNE-accredited programs*
  • 3-Year BSN program, or less depending on transfer credit or prior learning
  • Year round study
  • Strong academic support

* The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Herzing University’s Atlanta, Brookfield/Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando campuses are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-463-6930  

Classes start May 7.
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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.


Which path is right for you?


Start as a nursing student from day one and earn your BSN in as little as 3 years. Upon successful completion, you'll be elgible 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

Request information to take the next step and learn more about Herzing's BSN program.


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.

  • CCNE-accredited programs*
  • Magnet-based curriculum
  • Rolling admissions
  • Block transfer up to 70 semester credit hours
  • Opportunity to accelerate to an MSN
Learn more about Herzing’s RN to BSN Program.


Prepare for a new challenging and rewarding career in nursing through Herzing University-Orlando’s accelerated BSN program. 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
  • CCNE-accredited
  • Concept-based curriculum
  • 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) to obtain RN licensure and begin a career in nursing. You’ll also have a pathway to continue your education at Herzing and advance your nursing career opportunities by earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.

Request information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing Orlando's accelerated BSN degree program.

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


Herzing University proudly supports those who serve!

Military medics of the below classifications may be awarded up to 15 credits for prior learning toward their BSN degree at Herzing. Additional credits may also be earned through evaluation of college transcripts.

  • Basic Medical Tech Corpsman: Navy HM0000 and Air Force BMTCP 4NOX1
  • Independent Duty Medical Technicians: Air Force IDMT 4NOX1C
  • Army Health Care Specialists: 68W; 91B; 91C

Options not currently available through the Atlanta campus nursing program.


Through Herzing University's Access Plan for Special Healthcare Groups, you may be eligible to receive credits for prior learning so that you can accelerate your education and earn your BSN faster. This option is also available to non-military Licensed Practical Nurses.

Options not currently available through the Atlanta campus nursing program.


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/EMT
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Respiratory Care Therapist

Options not currently available through the Atlanta campus nursing 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.

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


Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply onlinerequest information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's BSN programs!


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.

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

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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Herzing Akron Campus and Herzing Kenosha Campus are new applicant programs pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-463-6930, New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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