Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Akron, Ohio

Earn your BSN degree in Akron, Ohio – in 3 years or less.

Reach the next level in your nursing career by earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Herzing University in Akron offers personalized learning paths for different kinds of students:

  • Students new to nursing who want to earn their degree and become a registered nurse
  • 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.

Akron 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

Earning a BSN is your ticket to greater opportunity in the nursing profession and opens doors to help you advance your career.

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 helps you succeed throughout your career

No matter your career path, Herzing University is your partner from the first class up through your final degree program. How long it takes to reach your goals depends on where you are now and your aspirations in the nursing profession. We’re right there with you every step of the way.

I am new to nursing

Our 3-year pre-licensure BSN program is built for nurses who are just starting out in their education and want to become a registered nurse.

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I am an RN

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

RN to BSN Program

Should you decide to advance your career further, Herzing University also offers online master’s degree programs and post master’s certificate programs. Our mission is to educate and empower you to succeed and reach your highest goals in nursing.

Earn dual credit towards your master's degree in nursing (MSN)

Qualifying students may be eligible to complete up to four graduate-level courses as part of their BSN or RN-BSN program plan at Herzing University. We offer three specialty tracks in our MSN program:

 

Curriculum

The Akron BSN degree program curriculum is built for the generalist nurse with a focus on caring, safe, quality and evidence-based patient care. General education and core nursing classes are interweaved organically throughout the curriculum to provide a broad, holistic and reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse.

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Upon completion, students will be qualified and prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN and become a registered nurse in Ohio.

  • Enroll smoothly. Transfer credit without jumping through hoops. Skip the long, stressful wait.
  • Engage with faculty. A 14:1 student-faculty ratio means you’ll have open 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.

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BSN Degree Requirements Akron Ohio
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

It's a great time to earn a BSN degree

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

As a BSN-prepared nurse, you are positioned very well to not only get a good job but advance to further opportunities within nursing. Becoming an RN with a BSN opens several doors to continue advancing your nursing career. You can become many different types of nurses, and earning a BSN gives you more flexibility in choosing the nursing specialty you really want.

How much do BSN-prepared RN's in Ohio make?

The average salary for a registered nurse in Ohio as of 2018 is $66,820 per year ($32.13 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. BSN-prepared nurses in Ohio may earn an edge in average salary due to their education vs. ASN-prepared RN’s. Learn more about the average BSN nurse salary.

RN job outlook

Due to demographic changes in the coming years, the demand for registered nurses is projected to increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in employment from 2016 to 2026, meaning you’ve got a great opportunity to enter a growing field.


Bachelor in Nursing Akron Ohio
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 Akron is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Akron Ohio Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Come visit our Akron campus for a personalized look at our 3-year BSN program to get a feel for the school and our learning environment. We are located on the south side of Akron just west of the airport.

Akron Campus

1600 South Arlington St, 100
Akron, Ohio 44306

 (330) 594-3034

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