LPN to RN-BSN Program
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Take the next step in your nursing career.

Build from your experience as an LPN and prepare to leap forward in your career to become a registered nurse. You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through Herzing University’s LPN to RN-BSN bridge program in Minneapolis in as few as 28 months. You can transfer credit from your previous schooling to limit the program length and start on a faster path to your career as a registered nurse.

If you are an LPN considering becoming an RN, Herzing's LPN to RN-BSN bridge program in Minneapolis is designed for you.

Program highlights

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Take general education classes online
  • Hands-on learning on campus in Minneapolis
  • Strong faculty support with a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for RN licensure and practice
  • Earn dual credit towards an MSN degree
Classes start January 6.
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Curriculum

Minneapolis LPN to RN-BSN program curriculum details

Herzing University's LPN to RN-BSN bridge program in Minneapolis builds on your previous training and professional experience with classes focusing on providing quality, evidence-based patient care.

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Minneapolis.
  • Online. You may complete your general education courses online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to thrive in your new career as an RN.

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Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements and obtain an RN license. 

LPN to RN BSN Program Curriculum Minneapolis, Minnesota
LPN to RN BSN Program Requirements Minneapolis
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites for students to enroll in Herzing's LPN to BSN bridge program in Minneapolis include:

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

Graduation requirement: Herzing's LPN to BSN program in Minneapolis is a 120-credit degree option. Please see the course sheet for a breakdown of required classes.

Questions? Schedule a call with an advisor

Careers

Earn your BSN to become a Registered Nurse (RN)

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) provides many career opportunities. BSN-prepared registered nurses can hold an advantage on the job market and pursue a greater variety of specialties within nursing.

What can I do as a registered nurse?

RNs are instrumental in patient care to help develop and direct treatment plans, serving as the key connection between patients and doctors. The job description includes performing diagnostic tests, operating medical equipment, consulting with physicians on course of treatment and administering medication. RNs often specialize in a certain type of care as they discover their strengths.

You can go from LPN to RN-BSN with Herzing University’s bridge program in Minneapolis.  Getting your education is the biggest step to becoming a registered nurse.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:

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 $75,510 per year ($36.30 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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

The Herzing University LPN to RN-BSN program takes an average of 28-32 months to complete (depending on campus location). If all your general education and science courses transfer, you can earn a BSN degree in as few as 28 months.

As a graduate of our program you will be fully prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs (NCLEX-RN), meet the board of nursing requirements in Wisconsin and become a registered nurse.

Answer:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 12% increase in employment for registered nurses from 2018 to 2028, faster than the 5% average across all occupations. Demographic changes resulting in an older population will increase the need for healthcare professionals to educate and care for patients with many different types of conditions, particularly diabetes, dementia and arthritis.

Answer:

The general education prerequisite and required coursework as part of the LPN to RN-BSN program curriculum may be completed online. However, there are core nursing courses that must be completed on campus, along with an extensive clinical experience to ensure you are equipped to pass the NCLEX-RN, meet the board of nursing requirements in your state and become an RN-BSN.

Answer:

Yes, clinical experience is an integral part of all Herzing University BSN programs.

Your education to become a registered nurse necessarily includes on campus simulations and real-life clinical experience—there is no substitute! If you have any questions about the clinical component of the program please contact us for more information.

Answer:

Our nursing programs are designed to be challenging, but not impossible. Your career as a registered nurse will be demanding, and our goal is to help you succeed and become the best healthcare provider you can be. We won’t do you any favors by making things too easy.

Learn more about how hard nursing school really is from Herzing graduates who have been through it. You will have support from Herzing University faculty, staff and other students every step of the way. Never be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

Answer:

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.

Answer: According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Minnesota earn an average salary of $78,920 per year ($37.94 per hour). Pay will depend on your education, years of experience, nursing specialty and healthcare facility where you work. Read more about the average salary for an RN with a BSN degree.
Answer:

With Herzing University you are never alone. It’s our goal to provide all students an affordable, career-driven education. Financial aid options include:

You can find an estimate for tuition and expenses by using the Herzing University tuition wizard.

Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

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

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Visit Us

Visit Minneapolis LPN to RN BSN Program

Schedule a visit to our campus - we'll give you a tour, so you can get a feel for the learning environment and what we're all about. Our campus is located just west of downtown off Hwy 169.

Minneapolis Campus

435 Ford Rd.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

(612) 360-2484

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