Military Medic to BSN Bridge Option - Minneapolis
The BSN Bridge option for military medics is a 120-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN).
The Minneapolis campus program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the nursing process, health assessment, managing care, evidence-based practice, and much more.
Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.
We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.
Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.
We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.
No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.
Classes Start January 8th
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You served us—now, we serve you
The first Herzing campus was founded in 1965 by Henry Herzing, a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. The strength, diligence, and determination he brought from the service into higher education set the standard we work to uphold every day.
We are committed to serving you with the same integrity with which you served your country. Our goal is to provide you with the education and support services you need to help you find the career success you deserve.
We are thrilled to have earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse.® It is Herzing’s second time receiving the recognition, the first coming in 2021.
You may qualify for our online option
We now offer an online BSN Bridge option for military medics featuring asynchronous didactic (lecture) courses, meaning you can complete all gen ed and core nursing courses online on your own schedule.i
The online bridge option includes practical, hands-on training including clinicals and intensives, which you must attend at a designated Herzing or partner site.
This can be a great choice if you are seeking maximum flexibility in completing your didactic coursework throughout the program.
i. The online and on-campus programs have unique enrollment requirements. View our online Military Medic to BSN Bridge Option admission requirements.
Minneapolis BSN Bridge Option classes & curriculum details
The BSN Bridge option features a comprehensive nursing curriculum focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and illness and disease management throughout the lifespan. There are three main components of the program:
- On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Minneapolis.
- Online. You may complete your general education prerequisites online.
- Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel in your new career.
After graduating from the program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), meet the board of nursing requirements and become an RN in Minnesota.
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge Option||28||120|
i. Average number of months for students to complete program.
Required Courses in Nursing
All courses, 55.00 semester credit hours, are required.
Dual Credit Option for Taking Graduate Level Courses
Dual Credit Options are available for the Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison and Minneapolis locations for students who qualify. This option is not available for New Orleans students. See Academic Information for full requirements under title Earning Graduate Credits as an Undergraduate Student. Undergraduate Course Graduate Course Equivalency NSG 321 Advanced Leadership and Management NU 530 Organizational Systems and Behaviors NSG 324 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice NSG 421 Nursing Informatics NU 525 Technology and Nursing Informatics in Advanced Practice NSG 423 Policy, Trends, & Ethics in Nursing HA 610 Health Policy and Management
Required Courses in General Education
Students enrolled in the BSN program must complete a minimum of 41.00 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). The Herzing University General Education offerings are listed below. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for additional information on general education requirements. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications EN 104 – English Composition I EN 111- Information Literacy EN 116 – Speech EN 304 – English Composition II 14.00 Semester Credit Hours in in Science SC 154 – Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses SC 254 – Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses SC 166 – Microbiology SC 186 – Chemistry 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities HU 140 – Cultural Diversity HU 340 – Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics MA 109 – College Algebra MA 320 - Statistics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science PS 101 – Psychology Note: 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 41.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines. Science courses being transferred in from other institutions must meet the nursing program science requirements.
Special General Education Grading Requirements for Nursing Support Courses
The following science 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. SC 154 Anatomy and Physiology I for Nurses Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 SC 254 Anatomy and Physiology II for Nurses Semester Credit Hours: 4.00 The following general education courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program. SC 166 Microbiology Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 MA 109 College Algebra Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 MA 320 Statistics Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the courses listed above, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may appeal to reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future semester.
Tuition & Cost
Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculums and processes to make our BSN Bridge option as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.
U.S. Veterans and Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount or a tuition discount to $250 per credit.
You may also qualify for a wide variety of Chapter and Federal benefits including Post-911, Montgomery GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance, and more.
Our BSN Bridge option in Minneapolis offers the opportunity for many types of military medics to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing, including:
- Air Force Medical Technicians
- Army Combat Medic (68W)
- Army Practical Nursing Specialist (MOS 68C)
- Hospital Corpsman (E-1 HR, E-2 HA, E-3 HN and above)
- Navy Hospital Corpsman (HM)
In addition, to be considered for admission, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) and meet the following criteria based on your cumulative GPA:
|Cumulative GPAi||Science Requirement||TEASii|
|3.00–3.49||3.00 GPA in college scienceiii||None|
|2.50 and higher||None||Composite 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.
Disclosures & accreditation
1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Minneapolis is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.