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CVT to RN Options - BSN or ASN
Orlando, Florida

Bridge from Cardiovascular Tech to nursing faster

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Program length: 18-32 months
  • Associate and bachelor’s degree options
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • 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 degree and start a new career in nursing

Build from your professional experience as a cardiovascular technician (CVT) and bridge to your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) to take the leap towards a new career as a registered nurse (RN).

Herzing University’s Bridge to ASN and Bridge to BSN bridge programs, available at our campus in Orlando, Florida, help you earn your nursing degree faster and open up many different opportunities in the field.

Graduate from our program in Orlando, Florida with an ASN or BSN degree and you will be fully prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RN, meet the Florida board of nursing requirements and become a registered nurse.

Classes Start January 11th

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Degree Options

Choose your bridge to a degree in nursing

Cardiovascular Technician to ASN Degree Program Orlando Florida

CVT to ASN

  • Program length: 18 months
  • Credits required: 72 credit hours
  • Degree: Associate of Science in Nursing

Earn your associate degree in nursing and step towards becoming an RN faster.

Cardiovascular Technician to BSN Degree Program Orlando Florida

CVT to BSN

  • Program length: As few as 32 months
  • Credits required: 120 credit hours
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Work towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing and vault your career to the next level.

Curriculum

Classes & curriculum details

The Orlando campus CVT to RN - BSN/ASN bridge options are concept-based, covering topics such as ethics and law, research and practice, informatics, global health policy, leadership and management.

The curriculum also provides pathways for paramedics, licensed practical nurses (LPN) and respiratory therapists (RT) to bridge to their BSN. Our program prepares you for real-life experience in patient care, utilizing lab simulations and clinical practice.

Program Credits Months*
Associate of Science in Nursing - Bridge to ASN - Orlando 72 18
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge to BSN - Orlando 120 32
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Bridge to ASN - Associate of Science in Nursing

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required. ^A dosage calculation exams is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued an "F" for the course and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 15.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communication 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 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 15.00 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

11.00 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.

Bridge to BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 59.00 semester credit hours, are 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.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 33.00 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 Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Education Electives (students must take a 300-level course to fulfill this requirement) 6.00 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)  3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 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 33.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Required Support Courses for Nursing

11.00 semester credit hour is 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.

Open Elective

1.00 semester credit hour is required.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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Requirements
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission, 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

What can I do with a degree in nursing?

Earning your degree in nursing is the biggest step to becoming a registered nurse (RN). A registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree may pursue many unique nursing specialties and qualify for different types of nursing careers.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is becoming a growing educational requirement for nurses working in hospitals and healthcare networks. It is also the entry-level degree for most administrative positions, opening the door to higher pay and continued career advancement.

Can I become an RN with an associate’s degree? Yes! A bachelor’s degree may better qualify you for advancing in your nursing career in the future, but you are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN and become a registered nurse with an associate’s degree.

If you are interested in an advanced degree a BSN is your stepping stone to earn a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN). MSN holders have the opportunity to become a family nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse administrator or other types of nursing leaders within healthcare organizations.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Florida earn an average salary of $67,610 per year ($32.50 per hour). Pay will depend on your education, years of experience, nursing specialty and healthcare facility where you work. Read more about the how much a registered nurse can make with a BSN.

There’s nothing easy about being a nurse. Nurses with a thirst for knowledge, compassion, empathy, self-awareness and a constant focus on lifelong learning are truly exceptional.

Learn more about what makes a good nurse, from the quality of the care you provide to the confident smile you wear every day.

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 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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Winter Park, Florida 32792
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