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LPN to BSN Option
Madison, 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

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

Prepare for the next level of patient care while building from your experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). You could earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing through Herzing University’s LPN to BSN option in Madison, Wisconsin in as few as 28 months. 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 an RN.

If you are an LPN considering becoming a registered nurse, Herzing’s LPN to BSN option in Madison is built for you.

Additional program highlights:

  • General education classes delivered online
  • On-campus, hands-on learning in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Strong faculty support with a caring learning environment
Classes Start September 8th

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Curriculum

Madison LPN to RN-BSN program curriculum details

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

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Madison.
  • 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.

Questions? Speak with an advisor today

Careers
Careers

Earn your BSN to become a Registered Nurse (RN)

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) provides excellent career mobility.  RNs in Madison who have furthered their education with a BSN can hold an advantage on the job market and pursue a greater variety of nursing specialties.

What can I do as a registered nurse?

RNs are essential to 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. Registered nurses often specialize in a certain type of care as they discover their strengths in patient care.

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

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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!

Herzing University has 9 ground campuses across the United States and an online division. While all Herzing campuses offer nursing programs, these programs vary at the Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate degree level.

For more information about Herzing’s nursing degree program, click on the link for each of our unique campus programs:

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!

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).

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!

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.

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.

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!

A BSN opens doors to leadership and management positions, clinical teaching positions, and Community Health careers. Magnet-certified facilities often do not hire Associate degree graduates, or they hire them with the understanding that they have a limited time to complete a Bachelor's degree or lose their position.

 

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

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

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Schedule a visit to our campus in Madison to learn more about the program and what we’re all about. We’re located on the northeast side of Madison just east of I-90 off Hwy 151.

Madison Campus

4006 Washington Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53178
(608) 807-1909

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