Paramedic to RN-BSN Program
Orlando, Florida

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Earn a bachelor's degree and start your nursing career

Your field experience as a paramedic can be extremely valuable and help you transition into a successful career as a nurse. The expertise you can bring to patient care as a registered nurse (RN) speaks volumes to potential employers.

Herzing University’s Paramedic to RN-BSN program option in Orlando, Florida helps you bridge to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and launch a new career offering many possibilities to specialize and advance.

Program highlights:

  • CCNE accredited*
  • General education courses delivered online
  • On-campus hands-on learning in Orlando, Florida
  • Strong faculty support in a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Dual credit towards a master's degree in nursing
Classes start January 6.
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Curriculum

The Herzing Paramedic to BSN bridge program in Orlando, Florida utilizes lab simulations and clinical practice to help you prepare for real experience in patient care. The program features a comprehensive nursing curriculum focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness and disease management throughout the lifespan.

The Orlando Paramedic to BSN program is built to help you build on your experience as a paramedic and bridge to a BSN degree faster than a 3-year program designed for brand new healthcare students. There are three main components of the program:

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Orlando.
  • Online. You may complete your general education prerequisites online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel in patient care from day 1.

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After graduating from the program you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), meet the Florida Board of Nursing requirements and become a registered nurse in Florida.

Orlando Paramedic to RN BSN Program Curriculum
Orlando, Florida Paramedic to RN BSN Program Requirements
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites for prospective students to enroll in Herzing University's Paramedic to RN-BSN bridge program in Orlando include:

  • 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: A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation (including transfer credit). Please see the course sheet for a detailed breakdown of required classes.

Questions? Schedule a call with an advisor

Careers

Your career as a registered nurse (RN)

To become a registered nurse, you’ll need to earn a nursing degree: either an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Earning a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BSN) opens many doors you to unique types of nursing specialties and personalized career paths. Herzing’s Paramedic to BSN bridge program in Orlando will help you earn your degree faster than a 3-year BSN program.

Can I become an RN with an associate degree? Yes! You are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN and become an RN in the state of Florida with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. However, if you plan to pursue a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) in the future, you may want to favor the bachelor's degree path.

Nursing offers many unique pathways you may follow to work towards the career you’ve always wanted.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer:

Yes, Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60614-1413, www.hlcommission.org, (800) 621-7400.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Akron, Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Answer:

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 an associate and bachelor degree.

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:

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 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.

Answer: The general education prerequisite and required coursework as part of the 3-year 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:

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.

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: According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Florida earn an average salary of $66,210 per year ($31.83 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 a registered nurse can make with a BSN.
Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

* 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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Visit Us

Visit Orlando Paramedic to RN BSN Program

Schedule a visit to our campus in Orlando to learn more about the Paramedic to BSN 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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