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Online CVT to BSN Program Bridge Option
28 Month RN Prep

Go from CVT to RN online with Herzing University

AccreditationCCNE accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Finish fasterDesigned for licensed cardiovascular technologists; take advantage of your current licensure and experience and earn a BSN quicker than a traditional pre-licensure program
Program lengthAs few as 28 months
FormatCore didactic (lecture) courses are delivered 100% online, including real-time and on-demand courses you can take in evenings/nights, weekends, or whenever it's convenient for you
Hands-on prepHands-on learning includes on-site clinicals and three intensives requiring attendance at a designated Herzing or partner site
EligibilityAvailable for enrollment in select states2
Waived enrollment fee Classes start January 9th
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Online BSN Bridge Option - CVT to BSN Pathway

Take advantage of the skills and experience you’ve developed as a cardiovascular technologist and transition into a new rewarding career as an RN. As a licensed CVT, you can take a shorter path to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) than a normal pre-licensure program.

You can now go from CVT to BSN online with Herzing University.

  • Online classes. Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom in both on-demand and real-time courses
  • Adaptive learning. Our adaptive learning approach allows students to engage with learning material in a variety of formats, facilitating engaging online interactions with immediate feedback
  • Virtual services. Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services
  • Lifelong support. Enjoy access to comprehensive student services and career development, with personal assistance throughout your learning experience and lifelong career coaching to support your ongoing career advancement
  • Future pathways. After going from CVT to BSN, you are positioned well to advance your career with additional education, including a Master of Science of Nursing (MSN) and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

We exist to empower you to advance your nursing career and open doors to all sorts of new career possibilities. We know you are possible.

Classes Start January 9th

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Curriculum

Online CVT to BSN bridge option classes & curriculum details

All didactic (lecture) nursing courses in the program are delivered online through the Herzing University Canvas Learning Management System platform. Upon completing the program, you’ll be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to earn licensure in your state.2

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Bridge Option28120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Nursing

Required Courses in Nursing 55.00 semester credit hours are required.

Dual Credit Option for Taking Graduate Level Courses

Dual Credit Options are available for the Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison and Minneapolis locations for students who qualify. This option is not available for New Orleans, Tampa or Orlando students. See Academic Information for full requirements under title Dual Credit-Undergraduate Students Taking MSN Program Courses. Undergraduate Course Graduate Course Equivalency NSG 321 Advanced Leadership and Management  NU 530 Organizational Systems and Behaviors NSG 324 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing  NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice NSG 421 Nursing Informatics  NU 525 Technology and Nursing Informatics in Advanced Practice NSG 423 Policy, Trends, & Ethics in Nursing  HA 610 Health Policy and Management See Academic Information for full requirements under title Dual Credit-Undergraduate Students Taking MSN Program Courses.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in the BSN program must complete a minimum of 41.00 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 requirements. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications EN 104 – English Composition I EN 111- Information Literacy EN 116 – Speech EN 304 – English Composition II 14.00 Semester Credit Hours in in Science  SC 154 – Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses SC 254 – Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses SC 166 – Microbiology SC 186 – Chemistry 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities HU 140 – Cultural Diversity HU 340 – Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics MA 109 – College Algebra MA 320 - Statistics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science PS 101 – Psychology 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 41.00 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.

 

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.

Online + In-person

What's online, and what's in-person?

Online

All didactic (lecture) courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them online on your own schedule.

You have flexibility throughout the program to complete general education or core nursing courses at your own pace.

Practicum instructor and peer collaboration requirements will be done via distance learning and offer flexible scheduling for the synchronous, or real-time, course elements.

In-person

Practical, hands-on training remains crucial and required preparation for earning a BSN and becoming a registered nurse. Our curriculum includes:

  • Clinicals. There are eight clinical courses, seven of which include precepted clinical hours. You’ll complete the precepted hours in or near your geographic area. We have a dedicated team to help you find clinical placement.
  • Intensives. You’ll be required to attend three 2-4 day intensives throughout the program at a designated Herzing or partner site. These sessions serve as crucial skill and knowledge checkpoints to ensure you’re on the right track. Intensives will take place at our Kenosha or Atlanta campuses—or a facility associated with a unique clinical partnership.
Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the online CVT to BSN bridge option is $695 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants—including our Nurses Circle of Achievement scholarship, which offers up to 10% tuition reduction.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

Enrollment requirements and prerequisites

To qualify for the online CVT to BSN bridge option, you must currently work as a licensed cardiovascular technologist. Additional requirements include both a GPA requirement and minimum benchmark scores on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS):

Prior educationHigh school diploma or equivalent
Minimum GPAi2.5
Minimum TEAS score66
i. Students with 24 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

I don’t meet the enrollment requirements. Do I have any other options?

Yes! You still have multiple educational pathways to becoming an RN even if you don’t qualify for the Online BSN Bridge option today:

Online Pre-nursing

You may qualify for our online Associate in General Studies – Pre-Nursing program.

You can begin taking college-level nursing courses now, raise your GPA, and potentially enter into our online BSN Bridge program in the future.

On-campus CVT to BSN

If you are a resident of Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, or Wisconsin, you may be eligible for our on-campus CVT to BSN Bridge Option.

Campus availability: Brookfield (near Milwaukee), Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orlando, and Tampa.

On-campus CVT to ASN

You may also choose an associate degree pathway. Florida residents may qualify for our CVT to ASN Bridge option.

Campus availabilityOrlando and Tampa.

Waived Enrollment Fee

Now Through December 31st

Job outlook and pay potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurse is expected to increase 6% from 2021-2031, about as fast as the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Registered nurses earn an average salary of $82,750 per year ($39.78 per hour). That represents a raise for the average cardiovascular technician/technologist in the US ($62,020 per year, $29.82 per hour).

You can take a big step forward in your nursing career by becoming an registered nurse.

Careers

Going from CVT to RN

Transitioning from cardiovascular technologist to RN means expanding on your medical-based cardiovascular education into the more holistically-focused field of nursing.

As a registered nurse, you’ll be the backbone of day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings. Your duties can include:

  • Develop and direct treatment plans
  • Counsel patients and family members
  • Ensure patient comfort
  • Serve as the key connection between doctors and patients

Registered Nurse ranks as the #5 Best Healthcare Job for 2022 according to U.S. News & World Report.

Can I specialize? While a nursing degree curriculum can introduce a wider spectrum of course topics, RNs can specialize in an area of their choosing with enough education and experience. You may be able to use your experience as a CVT to help become a cardiac nurse in the future.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

While cardiovascular technicians and technologists assist physicians in diagnosing and training heart disease and heart-related conditions, RNs provide a broader range of care with greater emphasis on holistic care of the whole person.

CVTs can have a more distinct set of hands-on tasks they regularly perform, trained for certain invasive or noninvasive cardiovascular procedures.

RNs must be familiar with a wide scope of knowledge and procedures. While RNs can specialize in cardiology, they can also specialize in many other areas and discover opportunities to advance their practice in the future.

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.

It’s a question of:

  1. What your goals are
  2. How quickly you want to reach them

If your goal is to go from LPN to 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 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.

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.

Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin.

2. Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$695.00
Base Tuition$83,400.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (90 x $695.00 )(-$62,550.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$20,850.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$375.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$2,595.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
93
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
12030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$91,185.00$23,445.00
Estimated Savings*
$67,740.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree that are on the Dean’s or President’s list

Requirements

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Submit an application by the required deadline for applicable semester answering the following questions in paragraph form/essay format, bulleted outline, video submission, or other creative means.
    • What are your proudest achievements during this semester? (Examples: community service, campus involvement, family life, charity work, major improvement to grades, etc.)
    • What obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve your academic success this semester?
  2. Not have received any HU Strive Scholarship in any enrollment. If an applicant is not selected during a semester, they may reapply by submitting a new application in subsequent semesters for as long as they remain on the Dean’s or President’s list

The application must be submitted through Canvas by the end of the A Term immediately following the semester when the Dean’s or President’s list was earned.

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply
  • ASN or BSN: Must have completed the TEAS Assessment Score of 78+ or Kaplan Test Score of 66+.
  • MSN: must have a 3.8+ GPA upon entering the program.
Requirements
  • Applicants in the ASN and BSN, must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled.
  • Applicants in the MSN program must maintain a 3.8 GPA.
Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

Financial Aid Team
(866) 508-0748
fa@herzing.edu

1 

Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.