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LPN to BSN Option
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Go from LPN to RN-BSN with Herzing

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Program length: 28 months
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
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Classes start September 8th
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Program

Go from LPN to BSN – and step towards becoming an RN

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 BSN option 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 BSN option in Minneapolis is designed for you.

Additional program highlights:

  • Take general education classes online
  • Hands-on learning on campus in Minneapolis
  • Strong faculty support with a caring learning environment
Classes Start September 8th

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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. 

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Requirements
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Requirements

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 of 58 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!)

* 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.

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Careers
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

General requirements for our ASN, BSN, and MSN degrees vary across degree programs.

Requirements to enroll in undergraduate degree programs (ASN/ADN, BSN) include a high school diploma or equivalent, and 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.

Enrollment requirements for graduate degree programs (MSN) include holding a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) and a BSN degree from an accredited program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Most programs also require an interview with a Herzing admissions advisor before acceptance. Conditional admission may also be available for interested students who are waiting to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).  

For specific requirements, choose the program at the campus location that you are most interested in, or get in contact with a local admissions advisor.

According to 2019 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs make an average salary of $77,460 per year ($37.24 per hour)*. Nurses with a bachelor’s degree tend to fall on the upper side of that average due to their advanced education and their qualification to help hospitals earn Magnet Recognition.

The BLS projects a 12% increase in need for registered nurses from 2018-2028*. RNs are in high demand, and earning a BSN can help your resume stand out and give you a better chance of getting the job you really want.

* Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

While RNs and LPNs often work together in collaboration in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, their roles and responsibilities are very different. Learn more about the biggest differences between practical nurses (LPN/LVN) and registered nurses (RN).

It’s a question of:

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

If your goal is to become an 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.

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

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Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

* 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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Schedule a visit to our campus in Minneapolis to learn more about the program and what we’re all about. We’re located just west of downtown off Hwy 169.

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435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
(612) 360-2484

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