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Nursing Program Option

Bridge to a BSN and start a career in nursing

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Program length: 28-32 months
  • Supportive faculty and a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 8th
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Go from LPN to RN-BSN Faster

Build on your training and experience to prepare for new levels of patient care. In as few as 28-months, you could earn your BSN with Herzing University’s LPN to BSN option.

Designed for students who are Licensed Practical or Vocational nurses, you can transfer in credit from your previous training and start on a faster path to your career as an RN.  

LPN to BSN Option
28-32 Months
(pending transfer credit)
BSN Program
36 Months

As a graduate of our program you will be fully prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX).

Classes Start May 10th

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Why Herzing

Our LPN to BSN Option offers you the training and support you need to:

  • Advance your knowledge and hands-on skills in clinical settings
  • Build the critical thinking and research skills necessary for evidence-based practice and future graduate study
  • Provide professional care to patients across the lifespan as part of a healthcare team
  • Advance your employment opportunities the degree employers increasingly prefer
Herzing University Nursing Programs

Classes Start March 8th

Waived Enrollment Fee

Herzing University's LPN to BSN option builds on your previous training with courses that focus on providing quality, evidence-based patient care.

Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain RN licensure.

There are three main components of the LPN to RN-BSN program:

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework at one of 5 campus locations.
  • Online. You may complete your general education prerequisites online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel in your new career as a nurse.

The exact number of classes and time it takes you to complete will depend on your previous training. If all your general education and science courses transfer, you can complete your program in as few as 28 months. Credit breakdowns for the LPN to BSN program vary depending on your location.

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The Herzing LPN to RN-BSN program is available at 6 campus locations:

LPN to BSN Sample Schedule for Wisconsin Campuses:

EN 104 - English Composition SC 246 - Anatomy & Physiology II
SC 146 - Anatomy & Physiology I SC 186 - General Chemistry
EN 111 - Information Literacy PS 101 - Psychology
PD 121 - Professional Development I HU 140 - Cultural Diversity
MA 109 - College Algebra  
14 Credit Hours 13 Semester Credit Hours
SC 165 - General Microbiology NU 302 - Adult Health II
NU 208 - Pathophysiology *NU 225 -  Nursing Informatics
NU 215 - Transitions to RN Practice with Lab MA 320 - Statistics
  EN 116 - Speech
13 Credit Hours 15 Credit Hours
NU 402 - Family Nursing * NU 400 - National Global Health Policy Issues
NU 412 - Community Nursing ** NU 430 - Evidence Based Nursing Research
PD 202 - Professional Development II EN 304 - English Composition II
SS 350 - Social Issues and Technology HU 240 - Introduction to Humanities
15 Credit Hours 12 Credit Hours
  * Dual Credit Option - HA 610
  ** Dual Credit Option - NU 560
NU 448 - Adult Health III / Nursing Practicum
NU 449 - Integration of Concepts
NU 450 - Nursing Leadership and Management
HU 340 - Human & Contemporary Pop Culture
12 Credit Hours

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the LPN to BSN program, you must:

  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED)
  • Be a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse or graduate of the Army Practical Nurse Program (68W-M6)

And meet any of the following requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and meet a minimum composite score 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!)

* Minimum TEAS score varies by campus – contact your campus for more information. 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.

Kollette Gerke
Becomes Possible

Kollette Gerke always knew she wanted to become a nurse, but for 10 years she was a retail manager. One day Kollette made the decision to finish her degree to make her dream job possible.


Accreditations & Disclosures

* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( This accreditation includes the baccalaureate degree program offered at the satellite Herzing University Tampa location.

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