Advance Your Nursing Skills and Your Career
Elevate your skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license to a Registered Nurse (RN) and open the door to greater responsibility and income. Offered at the Birmingham and Orlando campuses only, Herzing University’s accredited LPN-to-RN Bridge Program allows LPNs to apply previous coursework toward an Associate Degree that prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN exam and become a registered nurse.
As a registered nurse you’ll be the backbone of day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings. RNs help develop and direct treatment plans, counsel patients and family members, ensure patient comfort and serve as the key connection between doctors and patients.
Prepare for the next step in your nursing career by completing any of Herzing University RN programs. The LPN to RN Bridge Program, Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing all prepare students to take the National Council Licensing Examination for registered nurses exam (NCLEX-RN) and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
How can I take The Next Step?
An RN can perform diagnostic tests, operate certain medical equipment, consult with a physician on a course of treatment and administer medication. In addition to working in general healthcare practice, RNs also can specialize in areas such as pre-operative care, diabetes management, pediatric oncology, geriatric care, ambulatory care and dermatology.
LPN to Associate in Nursing Program Curriculum
Advancing your nursing skills and training through Herzing University has multiple paths. For LPNs seeking to become Registered Nurses (RN) there are a couple of options.
Herzing's Birmingham campus offers the Associate in Nursing (ASN) LPN to RN bridge program which requires about 48 credits to complete and typically takes about 12-months to complete. Your prior work, academic, military and professional training may provide additional options. Download the Birmingham course sheet: ASN - LPN to RN Bridge
Herzing University - Orlando campus offers the Associate in Nursing (ASN) "Bridge to ASN" program, which requires about 72 credits and can typically take 18-months to complete. Both ASN degree program coursework include a significant amount of clinical training and course cover topics like management and pharmacology. For specific classes, download the Orlando course sheet: ASN - Bridge to ASN
Tuition for a full-time semester (12-15 credit hours) ranges between $8,000-$10,000 before factoring in grants, scholarships and loans, which can significantly reduce out-of-pocket costs. Some employers also offer tuition reimbursement programs. Call us at 1 (800) 596-0724 to discuss your options with a financial aid advisor.
Admission can vary by campus, but typical standards include:
- High school diploma or equivalent with at least a 2.50 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- Earning the minimum score on the TEAS exam.