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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Program

Earn your BSN in Minneapolis 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 nursing programs tailored to students new to nursing with no prior degree, students with a BS in another field looking to start a second career and current registered nurses with an associate’s degree looking to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing.

  • 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 10th

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Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

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.

  • 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.

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

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)36120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Nursing

66.00 semester credit hours are required.

Dual Credit Option for Taking Graduate Level Courses

Undergraduate students in the Accelerated BSN program will be assigned to take 9 semester credits of graduate courses in lieu of 9 the required undergraduate courses.  Students may request to take the corresponding undergraduate course for the following graduate courses. The Dual Credit Option is not available to Orlando or Tampa students. Undergraduate Course Graduate Course NSG 324 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing  NU 560 – Research Methods and Evidence-based Practice NSG 421 Nursing Informatics  NU 525 – Technology & Nursing Informatics and Advanced Practice NSG 423 Policy, Trends, & Ethics in Nursing  HA 610 – Health Policy and Management  

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.


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 an 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:

 

Careers

A BSN is a key to advancing your nursing career

Registered nurse ranked #14 Best Health Care Jobs of 2021 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.

RN job outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% increase in RN employment from 2020-2030, meaning earning a BSN now puts you in a great position to grow together with the healthcare industry.*

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 $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.

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!

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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

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

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

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Herzing University - Minneapolis

Schedule a visit to our campus in Minneapolis to learn more about the program and what we’re all about. We’re located just west of downtown off Hwy 169.

Herzing University - Minneapolis

435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
(612) 360-2484

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