Go from military medic to RN with Herzing University in Nashville
|Accreditation||Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission|
|Curriculum||Designed for military medics to bridge to an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) faster than a traditional program|
|Program length||16-28 months, depending on degree choice|
|Credits to graduate||70-120 credits|
|Transfer credit||Up to 52-90 approved credits|
|Format||In-person classes at our Nashville, Tennessee campus + online gen eds|
|Tuition||Veterans and Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers may be eligible to earn a 10% tuition discount, or tuition reduction to $250 per credit|
Nursing Bridge Options for Military Medics – Nashville, TN
The military medic to RN educational pathway includes associate and bachelor's degree in nursing program options which prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Each Nashville campus program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to help you leverage your experience as a military medic into a career in nursing.
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.
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.
Classes & curriculum details
The BSN Bridge option in Nashville 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 Nashville.
- Online. You may complete your general education courses online.
- Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to thrive in your new career as an RN.
|Associate of Science in Nursing - ASN Bridge Option||16||70|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing - BSN Bridge Option||28||120|
i. Average number of months for students to complete program
ASN Bridge Option - 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 "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.
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.
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.
BSN Bridge Option - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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 bridge options 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.
Nashville Military Medic to BSN option enrollment requirements
Our ASN and BSN Bridge options in Nashville 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)
To be considered for admission into the program, you must meet the following additional criteria:
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED, or GED)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5i
- Earn a minimum score of 58.7 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) from the Assessment Technology Institute (ATI)
If you do not meet the GPA or TEAS requirements, you may be eligible for our Associate in General Studies - Pre-Nursing program as an alternative pathway. Please contact admissions for further details.
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.
Find your calling as a registered nurse
You can explore many different career opportunities as a BSN-prepared RN.
While earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) can expand your duties to advanced practice across many specialties, you can also pursue different specialty roles with a BSN, including pediatrics, neonatal/NICU, oncology, neuroscience, Operating Room (OR)/surgical, and much more.
With enough experience you may consider advancing to roles in nursing education or nursing leadership. Keep in mind degree requirements may vary, including an MSN or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
We offer degree pathways to help you reach as high as you want to climb in the field of nursing.
Salary and job outlook
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to rise 6% from 2021-2031, and their average salary is $82,750 per year ($39.78 per hour).*
Now is a great time to begin earning the education you need to find a great job in healthcare, build a foundation for career growth and make an impact in your community.
Come visit our campus in Nashville for a personalized look at our school and get a feel for our learning environment.
Herzing University - Nashville
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37214-3439
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Disclosures & accreditation
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.