Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Earn your BSN degree in Minneapolis, Minnesota – in 3 years or less.

One of the best ways to leap forward in your career as a registered nurse is by earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Getting your BSN opens doors to pursue all sorts of different opportunities in nursing, including roles in teaching, administration or leadership.

Herzing University in Minneapolis offers programs tailored to many different nursing students seeking their BSN:

  • Students new to nursing with no prior degree
  • Students new to nursing with a BS in another field looking to start a second career
  • Current registered nurses with an associate’s degree looking to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing

Our goal is your success, and we empower you every step of the way to ensure you become the best nurse you can be.

Minneapolis BSN program highlights

  • CCNE-accredited (details)
  • Complete the program in 3 years or less (depending on transfer credit or prior learning)
  • 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

We make the BSN program as flexible as we can to ensure you can learn at your pace and fit your education comfortably into your lifestyle. Our goal as a university is to support and empower you to reach your dreams and become possible.

Classes start January 6.
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Become a new you.

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

Why Herzing?

Herzing University is your learning partner for life

We offer BSN programs designed for you – no matter where you are in your education right now and where you want to be:

I am new to nursing

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 Minnesota.

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I am an RN

The RN to BSN online option is for current active, licensed registered nurses. The RN-BSN program helps RNs who want to earn their bachelor's degree fast.

RN to BSN Program

I have a BS degree in another field

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

Accelerated BSN Option

Bridge option for LPNs and Paramedics

Licensed practical nurses and paramedics seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing should consider our dedicated LPN and Paramedic BSN program option to accelerate learning and get your degree faster. The 120-credit program allows you to get your BSN in as few as 28 months vs. the typical 36 for the pre-licensure program.

A benefit of enrolling with Herzing University is we offer many degree programs designed to help nurses advance their careers no matter which direction they want to go. If you earn your BSN, get a good job and eventually want to pursue your master’s degree, we’ve got programs to help you take that step.

Earn dual credit towards your MSN degree

You may qualify to complete up to four graduate-level courses as part of your 3-year BSN or RN-BSN program option. Should you choose to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, we offer three specialty tracks:



The Herzing University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program curriculum focuses on providing a broad, holistic and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. Main topics in the curriculum cover health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness and disease management.

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Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN and earn licensure in the state of Minnesota.

  • Enroll smoothly. No need to jump through hopes. We make the credit transfer process as smooth as possible.
  • Engage with faculty. With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll have increased access to faculty in and out of class.
  • Earn dual credit. Complete up to four graduate-level classes for dual credit towards a master’s degree in nursing.

Get clinical experience in a variety of specialties

Clinical experience is a vital component of Herzing’s BSN program. Unfortunately many nursing students enrolled in BSN degree programs don’t have much of a choice in their clinical placement. Not with Herzing.

Our emphasis is empowering and preparing you to succeed in your career. Because of that we work to connect with a wide variety of clinical sites in Minnesota and provide as many choices as possible when deciding on clinical placement. We want every door to you open so you may personalize your education to your career path.


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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program Requirements Minneapolis Minnesota


Prerequisites for the Herzing University 3-year BSN degree program in Akron, Ohio 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.


A BSN is a key to advancing your nursing career

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

Earning your BSN not only helps you become a registered nurse, it sets a strong foundation for you to continue to advance your career. Nurses with an associate degree may find roadblocks in certain career opportunities without a BSN.

There are many types of registered nurses, and in order to choose your preferred nursing specialty you may be required to hold a bachelor degree in nursing.  Earning a bachelor's degree is a common prerequisite in a master's degree program.

How much do BSN-prepared nurses make in Minnesota?

The average salary for a registered nurse in Minnesota as of 2018 is $78,920 per year ($37.94 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BSN nurses may have a slight advantage in average salary overall vs. nurses with an associate degree considering their level of 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, meaning earning a BSN now puts you in a great position to grow together with the healthcare industry.

Career with BSN Degree in Minneapolis Minnesota


The cost of tuition for the Minneapolis Herzing BSN program

With Herzing University you are never alone. It's our goal is to make your education as affordable as possible. Financial aid options include:

  • Student loans & secured loans. Loans offer a way to pay for all or part of your tuition.
  • Scholarships. View the different scholarships we award to eligible students.
  • Clinical partner grants. We partner with clinical facilities all over the United States.

You can find a tuition estimate for the Herzing University Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by using our tuition wizard.

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* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Minneapolis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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Visit Us

Visit Minneapolis Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Schedule a visit to our Minneapolis campus to get a feel for the learning environment and what we’re all about. We are located just west of downtown just off Hwy 169.

Minneapolis Campus

435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

 (612) 360-2484

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