LPN to RN-BSN Program
Madison, Wisconsin

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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 RN-BSN bridge program 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 BSN bridge program in Madison is built for you.

Program highlights

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • General education classes delivered online
  • On-campus, hands-on learning in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Strong faculty support with a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for RN licensure and practice
  • Dual credit towards an MSN degree
Classes start January 6.
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Curriculum

Madison LPN to RN-BSN program curriculum details

Herzing University's LPN to BSN bridge program in Madison 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 Madison.
  • Online. You may complete your general education classes online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel 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 Wisconsin Board of Nursing requirements and obtain an RN license.

LPN to RN BSN Program Madison Wisconsin
LPN to RN BSN Program Requirements Madison Wisconsin
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites for students to enroll in Herzing University's LPN to BSN bridge program in Madison 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 is a 120-credit degree option. Please see the course sheet for a breakdown of required courses.

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 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

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:

According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Wisconsin earn an average salary of $71,470 per year ($34.36 per hour). Pay will depend on your education, years of experience, nursing specialty and healthcare facility where you work. Read more about the how much an RN can make with a BSN degree.

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:

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 Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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Visit Us

Visit Madison Wisconsin LPN to RN BSN Bridge 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. We are located on the northeast side of Madison just east of I-90 off Hwy 151.

Madison Campus

5218 East Terrace Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53178

(608) 807-1909

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