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LPN to BSN Option
Brookfield, Wisconsin

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)
Waived enrollment fee
Classes start September 8th
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Program

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

Build on your training as an LPN to prepare for the next level of patient care. In as few as 28 months, you could earn your BSN through Herzing University’s LPN to BSN option in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

Designed for students who are Licensed Practical or Vocational nurses (LVN), you can transfer credit from your previous training to limit the program length and start on a faster path to your career as a registered nurse (RN).

For LPNs considering becoming a registered nurse, Herzing’s LPN to BSN option is the biggest step towards reaching that goal.

Additional program highlights:

  • Complete general education classes online
  • Hands-on learning on campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Supportive faculty and a caring learning environment
  • Strong academic support
Classes Start September 8th

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Curriculum

Brookfield LPN to RN-BSN program curriculum details

Herzing University's LPN to BSN bridge program in Brookfield expands on your previous training with classes focusing on providing quality, evidence-based patient care.

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Brookfield.
  • Online. You may complete your general education prerequisites online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel in your new career.

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Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and meet the Wisconsin Board of Nursing requirements to obtain an RN license.

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Requirements
Herzing University Nursing Programs
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 excellent career mobility. Registered nurses in Brookfield who have furthered their education with a BSN can hold a competitive edge on the job market.

What can I do as an RN?

RNs are pivotal in developing and directing 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. Registered nurses often specialize in a certain type of care as they discover their strengths in patient care.

You can go from LPN to BSN with Herzing University’s bridge program and take a big leap towards becoming a registered nurse, positioning yourself for a career that’s in high demand.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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!

There are several benefits of being a BSN prepared nurse, including:

  • Job security
  • Higher average income
  • Develop a more global perspective
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Leadership skills
  • Evidence-based practice

Getting a BSN includes coursework and experience surpassing an associate’s degree program. Read more about the advantages of getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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).

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).

Herzing University is dedicated to YOU. Here at Herzing, we are career-focused, convenient and caring. Our specialized nursing programs were designed to help you achieve the career that you want in nursing at an affordable price.

Herzing offers diploma, undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees across seven states on 9 different campuses and our online program, so you can choose the program and location.

But don’t take our word for it!  Hear from current and graduated students who agree that Herzing helped them attain their educational and career goals.

We have a variety of start dates throughout the year. Check out your program of interest to find out how soon you can get started.

You can also take a look at our undergraduate admissions process, contact an admissions advisor or apply today!

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.

Accreditation varies by nursing degree program and the Herzing campus where it is offered.*

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).

The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Herzing University Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. ​

For more information about accreditation, please check out our nursing programs to discover the program that interests you!

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.

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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

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

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Herzing University - Brookfield/Milwaukee Campus

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Brookfield Campus

15895 W. Bluemound Rd.
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
(262) 457-7624

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