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LPN to RN Options - BSN or ASN
Orlando, Florida

Advance your nursing career to the next level

  • Program length: 18-32 months
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Associate (ASN) and bachelor's degree (BSN) options
  • Complete general education classes online
  • On-campus hands-on learning in Orlando, Florida
  • BSN path: earn dual credit towards a master's degree
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Classes start September 8th
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Program

Leap forward in your career as a nurse

Your experience as an LPN can be a great foundation for transitioning into a career as a registered nurse (RN). Earn your Associate of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing and take the next big step in your career.

You can transfer credit from your previous schooling to limit the program length and reach your goals faster.

If you are an LPN considering earning an becoming an RN, our bridge programs in Orlando are built for you.

  • Strong faculty support with an enthusiastic learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for RN licensure and practice
Classes Start September 8th

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Degree Options

Choose your bridge to a degree in nursing

Herzing Nursing Programs

LPN to ASN

  • Program length: 18 months
  • Credits required: 72 credit hours
  • Degree: Associate of Science in Nursing

Earn your associate degree in nursing and step towards becoming an RN faster.

Herzing Nursing Programs

LPN to BSN

  • Program length: As few as 32 months
  • Credits required: 120 credit hours
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Work towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing and vault your career to the next level.

Curriculum

Herzing University's Bridge to BSN and Bridge to ASN programs in Orlando builds on your previous training and expertise as an LPN with nursing classes focusing on providing quality, evidence-based patient care.

Program Credits Months*
Associate of Science in Nursing - Bridge to ASN - Orlando 72 18
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge to BSN - Orlando 120 32
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), meet the Florida Board of Nursing requirements and obtain an RN license.

Requirements
Herzing University Nursing Programs
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED), a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse or graduate of the Army Practical Nurse Program (68W-M6) and meet any of the below 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) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) provides several career opportunities for students with unique skillsets. A registered nurse with a BSN can hold an edge on the job market and pursue a wider variety of nursing specialties.

What can I do as an RN?

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

You can bridge from LPN to RN-BSN or RN-ASN with Herzing University in Orlando. Getting your education is the biggest step to becoming a registered nurse.

Herzing University Nursing Programs
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

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

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Herzing University - Orlando Campus

Schedule a visit to our campus in Orlando to learn more about the program and what we’re all about. We’re located on the northeast side of Orlando just off Semoran Boulevard.

Orlando Campus

1865 SR 436
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 641-5227

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