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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Earn your BSN in Brookfield and become possible

  • CCNE accredited1
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits; 120 credits required for graduation
  • 3-Year BSN program, or less depending on transfer credit or prior learning
  • Year-round study
  • Take classes on-campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin + online general education courses
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start November 1st
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Program

Earn your BSN in Brookfield in 3 years or less.

Take a big step in your nursing career and get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Earning your BSN is the best way to carve your personalized path in nursing.

A bachelor’s degree opens doors for you to pursue more opportunities and be the nurse you really want to be.

Herzing University in Brookfield offers dedicated programs for many different nursing students seeking their BSN, including students new to nursing with no prior degree, and registered nurses seeking a bachlor's degree (BSN).

  • 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

Our Brookfield campus is located near Milwaukee, just a short drive down I-94 from the downtown area. There is a required on-campus element in the program, but your general education courses may be completed online. Herzing’s goal is to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your needs as a student and help you reach your goals.

Classes Start January 10th

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Curriculum

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.

  • Enroll smoothly. Don’t worry about having to jump through hoops. Transfer credit without a headache.
  • Engage with faculty. Our 14:1 student to faculty ratio allows you excellent access to faculty and advisors.
  • Earn dual credit. Complete up to four graduate-level classes for dual credit towards a master’s degree.

Upon completion, you will be qualified to sit for the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure in Wisconsin.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)36120

*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.

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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.

Why Herzing

Herzing University is by your side throughout your education

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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for nurses who are just starting their education and want to be an RN.

I am an RN

The online RN to BSN option is for current active, licensed registered nurses looking for their BSN. The RN-BSN program helps RNs earn their 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 Brookfield, Wisconsin.


Bridge option for LPNs and Paramedics

Licensed practical nurses and paramedics may accelerate their path towards earning their BSN by enrolling in our LPN to RN-BSN or Paramedic to RN-BSN options. They are 120-credit programs you can complete in as few as 28 months.

Enroll with Herzing University in Brookfield and you have a lifelong partner in learning—from your very first nursing class through your final degree program.


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:

 

Careers

Take your nursing career to the next level

Registered nurse ranked #14 Best Health Care Jobs of 2021 according to U.S. News & World Report

Earning your bachelor's degree in nursing and becoming a registered nurse (RN) is a launching pad to many disciplines within the nursing profession. There are many different types of nurses and nursing specialties you may choose to pursue, and holding a BSN is very often a prerequisite, especially in nursing administration or leadership roles.

RN job outlook

The demand for registered nurses is expected to rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 7% increase in RN employment from 2019 to 2029, meaning earning a BSN now puts you in position to take advantage of a rapidly growing industry.

Herzing University Nursing Programs
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield 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

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. 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.

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Herzing University - Brookfield/Milwaukee Campus

Schedule a visit to our campus - we'll give you a tour, so you can get a feel for the learning environment and what we're all about. We are near Milwaukee, just a short drive west of downtown off I-94.

Herzing University - Brookfield

15895 W. Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
(262) 457-7624

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