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LPN to BSN Option
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Go from LPN to RN-BSN with Herzing

  • CCNE-accredited1
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Online general education classes + core nursing courses at our campus in Brookfield, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee)
  • 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.

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.

ProgramMonths*Credits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - LPN Option28120

*Average number of months for students to complete program

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Requirements
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) and meet the following criteria based on your cumulative GPA:

Cumulative GPAiScience RequirementTEASii
3.50–4.00NoneNone
3.00–3.493.00 GPA in college scienceiiiNone
2.50 and higherNoneComposite TEAS of 58

i. Students with 18 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.

ii. The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).

iii. Based on your cumulative GPA in these college science courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. Two of these courses must be used to calculate science GPA. Any of these courses completed must be included in the calculation, and no others. If you do not meet this requirement, you must score a composite score of 58 or higher on the TEAS. A grade of "B" or better must be earned for transfer credit to be awarded for Anatomy & Physiology, regardless of whether it was included in the calculation.

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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

There are many different nursing specialties to choose from. Depending on your personality, educational background and preferred working environment you can follow your own personalized path in the nursing profession.

Here are a few popular nursing specialties you may consider:

You can take our nursing personality quiz to get a better idea of what you might prefer in your nursing career.

According to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs make an average salary of $80,010 per year ($38.47 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 7% increase in need for registered nurses from 2019-2029*. 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.

The advantages of a BSN can include:

  • Increased autonomy in decision making while on the job
  • Open doors to more specialties in the nursing field
  • Become a more attractive candidate for hospitals seeking Magnet Recognition
  • Build a foundation to grow into education or leadership pathways
  • Positions you better for nursing jobs with higher pay
  • Qualify to enroll in an MSN program
  • Become more familiar and educated with evidence-based practice opportunities
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of RN specialties and skills
  • Transition from “technical” to “professional” RN
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of nursing theory and leadership theory

A 2017 study from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicates employers have the level of education at top of mind in the hiring process. Based on results from 586 schools of nursing, the study revealed 49% of hospitals and other healthcare facilities require new hires to hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and 86.3% of employers show a strong preference for BSN graduates.

The ultimate benefit is bettering yourself, becoming the best nurse you can be and following the career path of your choosing.

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.

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 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.

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.

Regulation has been deliberated for many years. There is currently only one state which has taken concrete action to make BSNs effectively mandatory for nurses – New York. Their “BSN in 10” bill, passed in January 2017, requires registered nurses holding an associate degree to earn their BSN qualification within 10 years of their initial RN licensure.

Two primary competing factors cloud the issue:

  1. Hospitals are incentivized to hire more BSN-prepared nurses. Organizations seeking Magnet Recognition must require all nurse managers to hold a BSN.
  2. Nurses are in very high demand. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) calls it a shortage in nursing. Raising minimum education requirements may decrease the pool of eligible employable RNs.

Because of the high demand for nurses, sweeping legislation making bachelor’s degrees mandatory across the board seems unlikely. However, make sure to keep an eye on what’s happening in your state!

Yes!

You may think the cheapest or fastest RN to BSN program will be the best fit. Yes, time and money matters—but there’s nothing more important than your career success.

Herzing University exists to empower your professional success and guide you as a lifelong learning partner. Earning a BSN degree with Herzing means developing career-focused skills to not only blossom as an RN with a BSN, but continue following your passion to carve a personalized, fulfilling career path.

While Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) 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).

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. 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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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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Herzing University - Brookfield

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

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