LPN to RN-BSN Program


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

Program Highlights

  • Programmatic accreditation*
  • Supportive faculty and a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Strong academic support
  • MSN courses built into the curriculum that will count toward a Herzing MSN

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

Classes start May 4.
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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
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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.

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The Herzing LPN to RN-BSN program is available at 5 campus locations:

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.

LPN to BSN Sample Schedule for Wisconsin Campuses:

EN 104 - English CompositionSC 246 - Anatomy & Physiology II
SC 146 - Anatomy & Physiology ISC 186 - General Chemistry
EN 111 - Information LiteracyPS 101 - Psychology
PD 121 - Professional Development IHU 140 - Cultural Diversity
MA 109 - College Algebra 
14 Credit Hours13 Semester Credit Hours
SC 165 - General MicrobiologyNU 302 - Adult Health II
NU 208 - Pathophysiology*NU 225 -  Nursing Informatics
NU 215 - Transitions to RN Practice with LabMA 320 - Statistics
 EN 116 - Speech
13 Credit Hours15 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 IIEN 304 - English Composition II
SS 350 - Social Issues and TechnologyHU 240 - Introduction to Humanities
15 Credit Hours12 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 



Requirements for prospective students to enroll in Herzing University's LPN to RN-BSN program include:

  1. Must be a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse or graduate of the Army Practical Nurse Program (68W-M6)
  2. High school or college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  3. Achieve at least a composite score of 58 on the most current version of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

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.

Kollette Gerke Becomes Possible


* The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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