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Paramedic to BSN Option
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Bridge from paramedic to nursing faster

  • CCNE-accredited*
  • Transfer up to 90 approved credits
  • Program length: 28 months
  • Supportive faculty and a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Waived enrollment fee
Classes start September 8th
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Program

Begin a new chapter in your career by earning your BSN

Your field experience as a paramedic is a tremendous foundation for a career in nursing.

The knowledge and expertise you can bring to patient care as an RN is highly valuable and held in esteem by employers.

If you’re looking for an alternative career path, nursing represents an option that can fully utilize skills you can transition into a refreshing new working environment.

With Herzing University’s Paramedic to BSN option in Kenosha, Wisconsin, you can bridge to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and jumpstart a new career with many possibilities for advancement.

With Herzing University your new career in nursing IS possible.

Classes Start September 8th

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Curriculum

The Herzing Paramedic to BSN bridge program in Kenosha, Wisconsin prepares you for real-life experience in patient care, utilizing lab simulations and clinical practice.  The program features a comprehensive nursing curriculum focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness and disease management throughout the lifespan.

The program is built to help you build on your experience as a paramedic and bridge to a BSN degree. There are three main components of the program:

  • On-campus. Complete core coursework on campus in Kenosha.
  • Online. You may complete your general education prerequisites online.
  • Clinicals. Clinical experience is vital to excel in your new career.

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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 board of nursing requirements and become an RN in Wisconsin.

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Requirements
Herzing University Nursing Programs
Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission into the program, you must hold a high school diploma or equivalent (Diploma, HSED or GED) 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

Your career as a registered nurse (RN)

To become a registered nurse, you’ll need to first earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing. Earning a bachelor’s degree positions you for a wide variety of nursing specialties and unique career paths in nursing. Herzing’s Paramedic to BSN option will help you get there faster than a traditional 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 Wisconsin with an associate degree in nursing. However, if you plan on pursuing your master’s degree in nursing in the future, working towards your BSN from the start is a good idea.

A career in nursing offers personalized paths you may follow to work towards the career you’ve always dreamed about.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

A BSN opens doors to leadership and management positions, clinical teaching positions, and Community Health careers. Magnet-certified facilities often do not hire Associate degree graduates, or they hire them with the understanding that they have a limited time to complete a Bachelor's degree or lose their position.

 

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.

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:

General requirements for our ASN, BSN, and MSN degrees vary across degree programs.

Requirements to enroll in undergraduate degree programs (ASN/ADN, BSN) include a high school diploma or equivalent, and any of the following requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and meet a minimum composite score 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!)

* Minimum TEAS score varies by campus – contact your campus for more information. 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.

Enrollment requirements for graduate degree programs (MSN) include holding a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) and a BSN degree from an accredited program with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Most programs also require an interview with a Herzing admissions advisor before acceptance. Conditional admission may also be available for interested students who are waiting to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).  

For specific requirements, choose the program at the campus location that you are most interested in, or get in contact with a local admissions advisor.

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.

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!

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 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).

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.

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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

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

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Kenosha Campus

4006 Washington Rd.
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144

(262) 293-5475

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