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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Orlando, Florida

Earn your BSN in Orlando and become possible

  • CCNE accredited1
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • 3-Year BSN program, or less depending on transfer credit or prior learning
  • Year-round study
  • Take classes on-campus in Orlando, Florida + online general education courses
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start September 8th
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Program

Earn your BSN in Orlando in 3 years or less

Take your career to the next level with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

A BSN is increasingly becoming the educational standard for registered nurses. Herzing University in Orlando offers nursing program options for nursing students with no collegiate degree, students with a degree in a prior field looking for a second career in nursing and registered nurses looking to earn their BSN.

Earn your BSN degree at Herzing University and you may accelerate into graduate nursing programs and onto advanced practice, management or nursing faculty positions.

  • 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

Our purpose is to empower you to succeed in your career and continue to get better at what you do. The Herzing Orlando campus program fully prepares you to grow into a successful nursing professional.

Classes Start September 8th

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Jasmin Hernandez
Earns her BSN 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.

Why Herzing

Career pathways to becoming a BSN-prepared RN

Herzing University is your partner throughout your nursing career, from your very first class to graduating with your master’s degree in nursing (should you choose to pursue it!).

The Orlando BSN degree program offers three options depending on where you are now:

I am new to nursing

Our traditional pre-licensure program is built for new nursing students with no current degree. The pre-licensure program takes 3 years or less depending on prior transfer credit.

I am an RN

The RN to BSN completion option is for students who have earned an associate or diploma in nursing and are an active, licensed RN. You can complete the program online!

I have a BS degree in another field

We offer an accelerated option for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field. Learn more about our accelerated BSN nursing program in Orlando, Florida.


Options for veterans, LPNs/LVNs and students with other healthcare licensure

You may be able to receive credits for prior learning so you can accelerate your education and earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing faster through our Orlando, Florida Bridge to Bachelor in Nursing program. The bridge to BSN program is designed for:

Earn dual credit towards an MSN degree

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:

Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

The Herzing BSN program curriculum is designed to build a strong foundation in nursing concepts and practical applications. General education and core nursing classes are integrated to create a holistic, reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. You’ll be building a solid framework not only to become a qualified nursing professional but to branch off into your own personalized career path in nursing.

Upon completion, you will be qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure in Florida.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)36120

*Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Nursing

66.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in the BSN program must complete a minimum of 52.00 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). The Herzing University General Education offerings are listed below. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for additional information on general education requirement. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications EN 104 – English Composition I EN 111 – Information Literacy EN 116 – Speech EN 304 – English Composition II 16.00 Semester Credit Hours in in Science SC 146 – Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses SC 246 – Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses SC 150 – Principles of Nutrition SC 166 – Microbiology SC 186 – Chemistry 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities HU 140 – Cultural Diversity HU 240 – Introduction to Humanities HU 340 – Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics MA 109 – College Algebra MA 320 – Statistics 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science   PS 101 – Psychology PS 105 – Developmental Psychology SS 350 – Social Issues and Technology   Note: 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 52.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines. Science courses being transferred in from other institutions must meet the nursing program science requirements.

Special General Education Grading Requirements for Nursing Support Courses

The following science courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (80%) or better. Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.

 

The following general education courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program.

*BSN students enrolled in the Atlanta Campus require a "B" (80%) or better in  and .

 

A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the courses listed above, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may appeal to reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future semester.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required. 

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Requirements
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) and meet the following criteria based on your cumulative GPA:

Cumulative GPAiScience RequirementTEASii
3.50–4.00NoneNone
3.00–3.493.00 GPA in college scienceiiiNone
2.50 and higherNoneComposite TEAS of 58

i. Students with 18 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.

ii. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).

iii. Based on your cumulative GPA in these college science courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. Two of these courses must be used to calculate science GPA. Any of these courses completed must be included in the calculation, and no others. If you do not meet this requirement, you must score a composite score of 58 or higher on the TEAS. A grade of "B" or better must be earned for transfer credit to be awarded for Anatomy & Physiology, regardless of whether it was included in the calculation.

Careers

Your career as a registered nurse

Registered nurse ranked #14 Best Health Care Jobs of 2021 according to U.S. News & World Report

Becoming a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor’s degree opens many doors to advance your nursing career. There are all sorts of different types of nurses and you will have greater opportunity to pursue the nursing specialty of your choice.

RN job outlook

Due to demographic changes in coming years, the demand for registered nurses is projected to increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 7% increase in employment from 2019 to 2029, meaning you have the chance to join a rapidly growing healthcare industry and position yourself for many job opportunities after graduation.

Herzing University Nursing Programs
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

You don’t need a bachelor’s degree in nursing to become a registered nurse. Earn your associate’s degree in nursing and you can become an RN more quickly and earn your first set of scrubs.

However, if your goal is to continue climbing the ladder to become a nurse practitioner or pursue roles in nursing leadership or administration, you may be best off enrolling in a BSN program so you can reach your goals faster.

No matter what you choose, Herzing is here to empower you to become the best nursing professional you can be.

There are many different nursing specialties to choose from. Depending on your personality, educational background and preferred working environment you can follow your own personalized path in the nursing profession.

Here are a few popular nursing specialties you may consider:

You can take our nursing personality quiz to get a better idea of what you might prefer in your nursing career.

Yes, general education and didactic/lecture nursing courses can be completed in our 3-year online BSN program for non-nurses.

The program does incorporate hands-on training, including clinicals and an intensive experience to ensure you are equipped to pass the NCLEX-RN, meet the board of nursing requirements in your state and become an RN-BSN.

The advantages of a BSN can include:

  • Increased autonomy in decision making while on the job
  • Open doors to more specialties in the nursing field
  • Become a more attractive candidate for hospitals seeking Magnet Recognition
  • Build a foundation to grow into education or leadership pathways
  • Positions you better for nursing jobs with higher pay
  • Qualify to enroll in an MSN program
  • Become more familiar and educated with evidence-based practice opportunities
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of RN specialties and skills
  • Transition from “technical” to “professional” RN
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of nursing theory and leadership theory

A 2017 study from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicates employers have the level of education at top of mind in the hiring process. Based on results from 586 schools of nursing, the study revealed 49% of hospitals and other healthcare facilities require new hires to hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and 86.3% of employers show a strong preference for BSN graduates.

The ultimate benefit is bettering yourself, becoming the best nurse you can be and following the career path of your choosing.

There are a wide variety of different career paths in nursing, and depending on what makes the most sense for you there are several different types of nursing degrees you may consider:

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing. The fastest way to start your nursing career is to earn a diploma in practical nursing and become a Licensed Practical Nurse. This isn’t a “degree” but it’s an alternative starting point if you’re ready to get your feet wet in nursing.
  • Associate degree in nursing. Earn an associate’s degree in nursing and you’ll be eligible to site for the NCLEX and become a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Bachelor’s in nursing. A bachelor’s degree is becoming the new educational standard for registered nurses, and it will qualify you for a master’s degree program.
  • Master’s in nursing. Many roles up the ladder in nursing will require a master’s degree.

All schools have their own distinct degree programs based on their qualifications and expertise. Herzing University offers many different options to provide the shortest path to your destination no matter where you are right now, including campus bridge programs and online programs to help you reach the next level in your education. View all of our nursing programs.

Our nursing programs are designed to be challenging, but not impossible. Your career as a registered nurse will be demanding, and our goal is to help you succeed and become the best healthcare provider you can be. We won’t do you any favors by making things too easy.

Learn more about how hard nursing school really is from Herzing graduates who have been through it. You will have support from Herzing University faculty, staff and other students every step of the way. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

Because nurses with a BSN have earned that next degree level and generally have the edge on the job market, they will on average earn a slightly higher salary than nurses with an ASN. However, there are always exceptions; an ASN with several years of an experience may earn a higher salary than an RN with a BSN who is just starting their career.

Registered nurses on average earn $80,010 per year ($38.47 per hour) nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—although estimates will vary based on your state of employment.* Find the average BSN nurse salary in your state.

It’s a question of:

  1. What your goals are
  2. How quickly you want to reach them

If your goal is to become an RN quickly, the best choice may be an associate’s degree program since you may be able to become an RN in less than 2 years.

If your goal is to become an RN and potentially advance further by working towards a master’s degree in nursing (MSN), your best option is a bachelor’s degree in nursing program.

Read about the most basic differences between ADN vs. BSN and discover what's best for you.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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Orlando Campus

Come visit our Orlando campus for a personalized look at our BSN program to get a feel for the school and our learning environment. We are located on the northeast side of Orlando just off Semoran Boulevard.

Orlando Campus

1865 SR 4360
Winter Park, Florida 32792
(407) 641-5227

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