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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
Waived enrollment fee Classes start November 2nd
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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 January 11th

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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

Classes & curriculum details

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.

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.

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

Bridge to ASN - Associate of Science in Nursing

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 30.00 semester credit hours, are required. ^A dosage calculation exams is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued an "F" for the course and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 15.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communication 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science (Psychology is required) * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 15.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Nursing Program Support Courses

11.00 semester credit hours are required.

The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. 


The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (80%) or better.  Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.


A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Bridge to BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 59.00 semester credit hours, are required. ^A dosage calculation exam is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued a final grade of "F" and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 33.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours must be upper level (300- to 400-level courses). Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Education Electives (students must take a 300-level course to fulfill this requirement) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements)  3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science (Psychology is required) * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 33.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Required Support Courses for Nursing

11.00 semester credit hour is required.

The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. 


The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (80%) or better.  Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.


A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Open Elective

1.00 semester credit hour is required.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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

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 difference between RN vs BSN is that RN stands for Registered Nurse and BSN stands for Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. RN is the career; BSN is a degree needed to become an RN. Earning your BSN positions you for more possibilities as a registered nurse both in earning potential and ability to specialize in the field of your choice.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Disclosures
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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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.

Herzing University - Orlando

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

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