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*
  • 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 to BSN and Paramedic to BSN program options 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:

 

Curriculum

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.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program Requirements Minneapolis Minnesota
Requirements

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.

Careers

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
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:

Yes, Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1413, www.hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7400.

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).

Answer:

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 an associate and bachelor degree.

Answer:

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 $75,510 per year ($36.30 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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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!

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

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

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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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