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:



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.

Clinical opportunities across many disciplines

A crucial component of the Herzing University BSN program curriculum is your clinical experience. At Herzing, you have a choice.

We have connections to a wide range of clinical sites in Ohio, allowing you to gain experience in specialty fields like pediatrics, OBGYN, mental health, and more as part of your degree program. Nursing students don’t always have many choices in clinical placement, but Herzing University opens as many doors as possible to personalize your education.

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BSN Degree Requirements Akron Ohio


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.


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


The cost of tuition for the Akron BSN degree program

With Herzing University in Akron, Ohio, you are not alone. An affordable, career-focused education is within your reach. Our goal is to make college as affordable as possible for everyone. 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 Akron BSN program by using our tuition wizard.

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

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Visit Us

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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