Online BSN program classes & curriculum details
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Required Courses in Nursing
All courses, 66.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Dual Credit Option for Taking Graduate Level Courses
Dual Credit Options are available for the Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison and Minneapolis locations for students who qualify. This option is not available for New Orleans students. See Academic Information for full requirements under title Earning Graduate Credits as an Undergraduate Student. Undergraduate Course Graduate Course Equivalency NSG 321 Advanced Leadership and Management NU 530 Organizational Systems and Behaviors NSG 324 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice NSG 421 Nursing Informatics NU 525 Technology and Nursing Informatics in 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 154 – Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses SC 254 – 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. SC 154 Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 SC 254 Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 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 SC 166 Microbiology and SC 186 Chemistry. PS 105 Developmental Psychology Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 SC 150 Principles of Nutrition Semester Credit Hours: 2.00 SC 166 Microbiology Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 SC 186 Chemistry Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 MA 109 College Algebra Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 MA 320 Statistics Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 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
All courses, 2.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Requirements for enrollment in the Herzing University online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program include both a GPA requirement and minimum benchmark scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS):
Direct Entry BSN enrollment requirements
|High school diploma or equivalent
|Minimum TEAS score
|i. Students with 24 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.
Alternative entry points: if your GPA is too low, you may be eligible to enroll in our online Associate of Science in General Studies – Pre-nursing program (2.25 GPA required).
If your GPA is 3.0 or higher and you’ve already earned a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, you may also be eligible to enroll in our online MSN Direct Entry program.
Hands-on clinicals and intensives
Didactic, lecture-style coursework is completed 100% online in our online BSN program— though the hands-on component via clinicals and intensives remain a crucial part of your nursing education.
We use a precepted model for clinical experience, and we have a dedicated team to help you find clinical placement as near to you as possible.
- Clinicals. Herzing University partners with several institutions in Missouri as available sites for clinicals. Clinical site availability is subject to change, and we cannot guarantee your placement at any given institution prior to enrollment.
- Intensives. You will attend three 2-4 day intensives at our Nashville campus. In-person skills introduction, skills checks, testing, and faculty advisement ensure you’re on track to succeed right from the start as an RN.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in the state of Missouri earn an average annual salary of $71,860 per year ($34.55 per hour).*
Projections Central projects employment of RNs in the state of Missouri to increase 6.5% from 2020-2030, translating to an additional 4,800 jobs.**
Job outlook for RNs in Missouri
Graduate from the online pre-licensure BSN program and you’ll be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Pass the exam, meet the board of nursing requirements in Missouri, and you’ll be ready to find your first job as a BSN-prepared registered nurse.
Complete a bachelor’s degree education in nursing and you’ll be off to a great start in your nursing career, ready to succeed in your first job and climb the ladder to the master’s degree level in the future.
- The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. 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.
** Projections Central, Long-Term Projections (2020-2030). Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work, and degree field will affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, or other career growth.