BSN program classes & curriculum details
The Herzing BSN program curriculum is designed to build a strong foundation in nursing concepts and practical applications. General education and core nursing classes are integrated to create a holistic, reality-based understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a professional nurse. You’ll be building a solid framework not only to become a qualified nursing professional but to branch off into your own personalized career path in nursing.
Upon completion, you will be qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure in Tennessee.
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*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
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, Tampa or Orlando students. See Academic Information for full requirements under title Dual Credit-Undergraduate Students Taking MSN Program Courses. 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 See Academic Information for full requirements under title Dual Credit-Undergraduate Students Taking MSN Program Courses.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition & Cost
Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our BSN program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.
With Herzing University, you are never alone, and we offer many options to help you invest in yourself and earn your bachelor’s degree. Financial aid options include:
To be considered for admission into the BSN program in Nashville, you must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED, or GED)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5i
- Earn a minimum score of 58.7 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI)
If you do not meet the GPA or TEAS requirements, you may be eligible for our Associate in General Studies - Pre-Nursing program as an alternative pathway. Please contact admissions for further details.
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.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurse is expected to increase 9% from 2020-2030, about as fast as the average across all U.S. occupations.*
Now is a great time to begin developing the skills you need to compete for a growing number of nursing jobs.
Discover your career as an RN
Becoming an RN can open doors to many possibilities to advance your career in Nashville and throughout Tennessee.
With enough experience as a BSN-prepared nurse, you can potentially pursue specialties in oncology, neonatal (NICU), pediatrics, Operating Room (OR)/surgical, travel, and much more.
Expand your education and advance your practice
If your goal is to eventually grow into an advanced practice role, you’ll need to consider enrolling in an MSN program in the future. We’ve developed an MSN program for BSN-prepared RNs with multiple concentrations to offer you several pathways to the highest levels of nursing: