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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Earn your BSN in Kenosha and become possible

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • 3-Year BSN program, or less depending on transfer credit or prior learning
  • Year-round study
  • Take classes on-campus in Kenosha, Wisconsin + online general education courses
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start November 2nd
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Program

Earn your BSN in Kenosha 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 nursing programs for new students with no prior bachelor’s degree, students with a bachelor’s degree in another field looking for a second career and registered nurses looking to earn their 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
  • 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 11th

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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 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.

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 Kenosha, 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:

 

Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

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.

  • 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.

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

Program Months* Credits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 36 120

*Average number of months for students to complete program

Pre-Licensure Program Option: Required Courses in Nursing

A minimum of 69.00 semester credit hours is required. ^A dosage calculation exam is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued a final grade of "F" and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

or  Semester Credit Hours: 5.00 and  Semester Credit Hours: 1.00.

*Students at the Akron location will need to take NU 447 in lieu of NU 448 and NU 449. All other locations will take NU 448 and NU 449.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00

General Education Required Courses

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 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). Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements.*  12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communication 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science (Psychology is required) *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 36.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Nursing Program Support Courses

13.00 semester credit hours are required.

The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. 


The following nursing support 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.


A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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Requirements
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Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the BSN program, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) and meet any of the below requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and meet a minimum composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). TEAS score must be from within three years of anticipated date of matriculation
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and a minimum score of 21 on the ACT
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (no entrance test!)

* Students with 12 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Candidates with a GED or HSED will be assessed a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Careers

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

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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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in RN employment from 2016 to 2026, meaning earning a BSN now puts you in position to take advantage of a rapidly growing industry.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The difference between RN vs BSN is that RN stands for Registered Nurse and BSN stands for Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. RN is the career; BSN is a degree needed to become an RN. Earning your BSN positions you for more possibilities as a registered nurse both in earning potential and ability to specialize in the field of your choice.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 $77,460 per year ($37.24 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.

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Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

* 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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Herzing University - Kenosha

5800 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

(262) 293-5475

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