Earn your BSN in New Orleans and become possible
- 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 New Orleans, Louisiana + online general education courses
- Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Herzing University is your lifelong learning partner
Depending on where you are currently in your education, Herzing University in New Orleans offers two options to earn your BSN:
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for nurses who are just starting their education and want to become a registered nurse in Louisiana.
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The online RN to BSN program option is for current active, licensed registered nurses looking for their BSN. Their RN-BSN program helps RNs to earn their bachelor's degree fast.
Earn dual credit towards your master's degree in nursing (MSN)
You may qualify to complete up to four graduate-level courses as part of your 3-year BSN or RN to BSN option. Should you choose to pursue a master's degree in nursing, we offer three specialty tracks:
The Herzing University bachelor’s in nursing program in New Orleans prepares graduates to succeed as a member of a healthcare team in a variety of settings. The program focuses on patient-centered care, teamwork & collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, quality improvement, informatics, and more.
Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure in the state of Louisiana.
- Enroll smoothly. Transferring credit shouldn’t be a headache. We don’t make you jump through hoops.
- Engage with faculty. With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, class sizes are small and faculty doors are always open.
- Earn dual credit. Complete up to four graduate-level classes for dual credit towards a master’s degree.
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Prerequisites for the Herzing University 3-year BSN degree program in New Orleans, Louisiana include:
- A high school or college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of *2.5 or higher.
- Achieve at least a composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS); TEAS score must be from within two years of anticipated date of matriculation.
*NOTE: If an applicant has completed less than 12 semester credit hours (SCH) or equivalent quarter hours of college courses, the high school GPA is used in the calculation. If an applicant has completed 12 semester credit hours or more of college courses, the college GPA is used in the calculation. An applicant that has a GED and less than 12 semester credit hours of college credits is considered to meet the GPA requirement.
Jumpstart your nursing career by earning a BSN
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Earning your bachelor's degree and becoming a registered nurse (if you aren't already an ASN-prepared RN) is a big step towards building the career of your choosing. Hold a BSN means greater capability of branching into a nursing specialty or career track of yor choice. There are many different types of registered nurses and furthering your education with a bachelor's degree is the best way to open up many more options.
How much do BSN-prepared nurses make in Louisiana?
The average salary for a registered nurse in Louisiana as of 2018 is $63,970 per year ($30.76 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. RNs with a bachelor's degree may find a slight advantage in salary over nurses with associate degrees due to the difference in education. Learn more about the average BSN nurse salary.
RN job outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in RN employment from 2016 to 2026, working towards your bachelor's degree in nursing now will make you very competitive in a growing job market.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a question of:
- What your goals are
- 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.
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.
The general education prerequisite and required coursework as part of the 3-year BSN program curriculum may be completed online. However, there are core nursing courses that must be completed on campus, along with an extensive clinical 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.
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:
- Travel nurse
- Flight nurse
- Oncology nurse
- Pediatric nurse
- Neonatal/NICU nurse
- Acute care
- Emergency room nurse
- Med/surgical nurse
You can take our nursing personality quiz to get a better idea of what you might prefer in your nursing career.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron, Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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!
With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:
- Loan options – Federal & private
- Scholarships & grants
- VA / military benefits
- Other sources of financial aid
You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.
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.
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 $77,460 per year ($37.24 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.
There are several benefits of being a BSN prepared nurse, including:
- Job security
- Higher average income
- Develop a more global perspective
- Getting involved in the community
- Leadership skills
- Evidence-based practice
Getting a BSN includes coursework and experience surpassing an associate’s degree program. Read more about the advantages of getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Accreditations & Disclosures
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 (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccneaccreditation) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acennuring.org) 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.