Bridge to Bachelor in Nursing


You've already earned a license within the healthcare profession as a LPN, paramedic, respiratory therapist or a cardiovascular technician; you can take advantage of your professional experience and accelerate your nursing career path by earning your Bachelor's in Nursing degree through the Herzing University Orlando, Florida Campus' Bridge to Bachelor's in Nursing program. Your BSN degree will be built upon a foundation of knowledge in science, humanities, career relevance and your prior professional nursing experience. 

How long will the Orlando Campus' Bridge to Bachelor's in Nursing program take?

A minimum of 120 semester credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Completing those hours typically requires 32 months in a full-time setting; the time you spend in the Bridge program depends on your amount of transferrable hours.

What will I learn?

Herzing University Orlando Campus' Bridge to Bachelor's in Nursing program covers such topics as global health policy, ethics and law, research and practice, informatics, and leadership and management. 


Classes start January 6.
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What can I do with a BSN?

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is becoming a growing educational requirement for nurses working in hospitals and healthcare networks. It is also, the entry-level degree for most administrative positions, opening the door to higher pay and continued career advancement. If you're interested in an advanced degree a BSN to earn a Master's of Science in Nursing.

How do I get accepted?

You must have an active, unrestricted RN license and an associate degree or diploma in nursing. Apply online to secure your spot in the program. 

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Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 59.00 semester credit hours, are required. Undergraduate students may take up to 6 graduate credits for selected courses. HCA 610 Health Policy and Management for NF 320 and NU 621 Advanced Pathophysiology for NF 310. See Undergraduate Catalog for full requirements under title Dual Credit-Undergraduate Students Taking MSN Program Courses. ^A dosage calculation exam is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued a final grade of "F" and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

Required Support Courses for Nursing

11.00 semester credit hour is required.

General Education Prerequisites

The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the nursing program. Anatomy and Physiology With Lab Microbiology College Mathematics (Algebra and Statistics) All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of "D" or better to be continued in the nursing program. A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the nursing program in a future cycle.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 34.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours must be upper level (300- to 400-level courses). Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Education Electives ■ 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities § (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (College Algebra and Statistics) ♦ 4.00 Semester Credit Hours of Natural Science With a Lab Component ▲ 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 45.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines. ■ Students must take a 300-level course to fulfill this requirement. § A course with a critical thinking focus would be a course that addresses the theories and application of critical analysis with an emphasis on developing sequential reasoning skills. Examples may be courses in critical thinking, philosophy, logic, or science. ♦ Students must take MA 109 and MA 320 to fulfill this requirement. ▲ Students must take SC 370 and SC 370L to fulfill this requirement.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.


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