Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Madison, Wisconsin

Earn your BSN degree in Madison, Wisconsin – in 3 years or less

The best way to boost your qualifications as a nurse is to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Getting a BSN opens doors for you to follow a truly personalized career pathway.

Herzing University offers unique programs for many different Madison nursing students seeking their BSN degree:

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

Madison BSN program highlights

  • No waiting list
  • CCNE-accredited (details)
  • Complete the program in 3 years or less – how long it takes depends on transfer credit and your prior learning
  • A smooth and responsive 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
  • Personalized clinical experience across the medical spectrum

Herzing University’s goal is to support and empower you to earn your degree, succeed in a nursing job and make a real difference in your community.

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 learning partner

Herzing nursing programs are designed to follow the many career pathways through nursing, all the way from earning a practical nursing diploma through getting a post master’s certificate. We’re on your side every step of the way to help you build the career you want.

Students in Madison, Wisconsin seeking their bachelor’s degree 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.

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I am an RN

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

RN to BSN Program

I have a BS degree in another field

Herzing offers an accelerated option for those who have already earned a BS degree in another field. Learn more about the accelerated BSN nursing program in Madison, Wisconsin.

Accelerated BSN Option

LPNs and Paramedics - consider our unique bridge to BSN option

We offer a dedicated BSN program for LPNs and Paramedics: a 120-credit degree option that you may be able to complete in as few as 28 months. Accelerate your learning and bridge to your BSN faster!

The benefit of enrolling with Herzing University is our depth of degree programs built to help students at all levels continue advancing their education, both on campus and online. If you choose to pursue your master’s degree, we offer online MSN programs—and also post master’s certificates.

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:



The Herzing University BSN program is designed to help you develop foundational nursing skills and build a strong conceptual and practical background. You can wear many different hats as a registered nurse, and we prepare you to adapt and succeed in many different circumstances.

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

  • Enroll smoothly. Transfer credit without a long, stressful wait. We don’t make you jump through hoops.
  • Engage with faculty. With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, 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.

You have a choice—earn a personalized clinical experience

Clinical experience is an integral part of Herzing University’s BSN program curriculum—and you have a say in it.

Herzing provides access to clinical sites near Madison covering a wide range of disciplines, including pediatrics, mental health, OBGYN and more. Too often students are boxed in to limited clinical environments that don’t help them grow into the nurse they want to be. We support your search for a wide variety of clinical sites.

Nursing students don’t always get a choice in their clinical placement. Herzing opens doors to personalize your education to your career path.


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BSN Degree Program Requirements Madison Wisconsin


Prerequisites for the Herzing University 3-year BSN degree program in Madison, 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.


Earn your BSN and jumpstart your nursing career

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

One of the biggest steps you can take in your nursing career is earning your bachelor’s degree. Getting a BSN unleashes potential for you to not only become a registered nurse (if you haven’t already), but to pursue roles in leadership, administration or teaching. You may consider becoming many different kinds of nurses, and BSN holders have more opportunity to go after the nursing specialty of their choice.

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). BSN-prepared nurses may earn slightly more on average compared to nurses with an associate degree. Learn more about how much BSN nurses make on average.

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.

Earning your bachelor’s degree in nursing offers you the opportunity to enter a growing industry and have one of the best reviewed jobs in healthcare.

Career as a BSN Prepared RN Madison Wisconsin


The cost of tuition for the Madison BSN degree program

The cost for schooling is always a big question. At Herzing University in Madison, an affordable, career-focused education is within your reach. Our goal is to make education as affordable as possible—you aren’t alone. 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 Madison BSN program by using our tuition wizard.

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

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Visit Us

Visit Madison Wisconsin Bachelor in Nursing Degree Program

Schedule a visit to take a tour of our Madison campus and get a feel for the learning environment and what we’re all about. We are located on the northeast side of Madison just east of I-90 off Hwy 151.

Madison Campus

5218 East Terrace Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53178

 (608) 807-1909

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