Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Get your BSN degree in Kenosha, Wisconsin – in 3 years or less

Becoming a highly qualified registered nurse in Wisconsin begins by earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Getting a BSN is a big step on the journey to advancing your career as a nurse. Herzing University offers programs catered to several different types of nursing students:

  • New nursing students with no prior bachelor’s degree
  • New nursing students with a bachelor’s degree in another field looking for a second career
  • Registered nurses looking to earn their BSN

Kenosha BSN program highlights

  • No waiting list
  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Complete the program in 3 years or less – how long it takes depends on transfer credit and your prior learning
  • Responsive and smooth credit transfer process
  • 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
  • Clinical experience tailored to your education

The goal of Herzing University is to support and empower you to become the best nursing professional you can be. We are there with you every step of the way.

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 University is your lifelong partner in learning

Our nursing programs are built to accommodate your full pathway through a career in nursing no matter where you are now and where you want to be. We’re with you every step of the way from your first core nursing class through your final degree program.

Students in Kenosha, Wisconsin seeking their BSN in nursing may consider a few different Herzing University programs:

I am new to nursing

Our 3-year pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is built for students who are just beginning their education and want to become a registered nurse in the state of Wisconsin.

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I am an RN

The online RN to BSN program option is for current active, licensed registered nurses seeking their bachelor’s degree. The RN-BSN program helps RNs get their degree fast.

RN to BSN Program

I have a BS degree in another field

We offer an accelerated option for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field. Learn more about our accelerated BSN nursing program in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Accelerated BSN Option

Bridge option for Paramedics and LPNs

We offer unique LPN to RN-BSN and Paramedic to RN-BSN options for licensed practical nurses and paramedics to help them earn their BSN faster. It’s a 120-credit degree option you may be able to complete in as few as 28 months.

Our goal is to help you reach your goals, supporting and empowering you along your path to achieving your dreams. If you choose to advance your career to the next level we also offer master’s degree and post master’s certificate programs.

Earn dual credit towards an MSN degree

If you qualify, you may be eligible to complete up to four graduate-level classes as part of your BSN or RN-BSN program plan at Herzing University. Should you choose to continue working towards a master's degree in nursing, we offer three specialty tracks:

 

Curriculum

The 3-year pre-licensure BSN degree program at Herzing University is built to help students develop a strong foundation in nursing. Classes prepare the generalist nurse for diverse populations across the lifespan to qualify them to practice in a variety of different healthcare settings.

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Upon completion, you will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and earn RN licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

  • Enroll smoothly. No jumping through hoops. The credit transfer process is responsive and straightforward.
  • Engage with faculty. Professors always have their door open. Herzing boasts a 14:1 student-faculty ratio.
  • Earn dual credit. Complete up to four graduate-level classes for dual credit towards a master’s degree.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Requirements Kenosha Wisconsin
Requirements

Prerequisites for the Herzing University 3-year BSN degree program in Kenosha, Wisconsin 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

Your career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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

Earning your BSN degree gives you opportunity to pursue many different career paths in nursing, whether it’s a specialty in pediatrics or continuing your education and become a nurse practitioner. Becoming a registered nurse is step one to pursue positions in leadership, administration or teaching. There are many different types of nurses and BSN holders have greater opportunity to pursue their nursing specialty of choice and make a real difference in their community.

How much do BSN-prepared nurses make in Wisconsin?

The average salary for a registered nurse in Wisconsin as of 2018 is $71,470 per year ($34.36 per hour), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Because of their education, nurses with a BSN may slightly more on average than nurses with an associate degree. Learn more about the average salary for a BSN nurse.

RN job outlook

The demand for registered nurses is expected to rise due to upcoming demographic changes. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in RN employment from 2016 to 2026, meaning working towards a BSN could position you to be in high demand when you’re ready to enter the job market after graduating.

Career as RN-BSN in Kenosha Wisconsin
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 Kenosha is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Kenosha Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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 located on the northwest side of Kenosha on Washington Rd.

Kenosha Campus

4006 Washington Rd.
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144

 (262) 293-5475

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