Paramedic to RN-BSN Program
Madison, Wisconsin

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A new career in nursing begins by earning a BSN

Your field experience as a paramedic is an excellent foundation for a career in nursing. The knowledge you can bring to patient care as a registered nurse (RN) is highly valuable and held in high esteem by potential employers. Seeking a new career path? Nursing represents an option that can fully utilize skills you can transition into a refreshing new career.

Herzing University’s Paramedic to RN-BSN program option in Madison, Wisconsin helps you bridge to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and jumpstart a new career with many advancement opportunities.

Program highlights:

  • CCNE accredited*
  • Take general education classes online
  • On-campus hands-on learning in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Close faculty support in a caring learning environment
  • Preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • Strong academic support
  • Dual credit towards earning your master's degree
Classes start January 6.
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Curriculum

The Herzing Paramedic to BSN program in Madison, Wisconsin prepares you for real 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 Madison.
  • 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 Wisconsin Board of Nursing requirements and become a registered nurse in Wisconsin.

Madison Paramedic to RN BSN Program Curriculum
Madison 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 Madison 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 an undergraduate degree in nursing. Earning a bachelor’s degree positions you for a many different types of nursing specialties and unique career paths. Herzing’s Paramedic to BSN bridge program in Madison 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 of Science in Nursing (ASN). However, if you plan on pursuing your master’s degree in nursing in the future, it's a good idea to choose the bachelor's degree path.

A career in nursing offers unique paths you may follow to work towards your dream job.

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:

According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in Wisconsin earn an average salary of $71,470 per year ($34.36 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 an RN can make with a BSN degree.

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.

Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

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

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Visit Us

Visit Madison Paramedic to RN BSN Bridge Program

Schedule a visit to our campus in Madison to learn more about the program and what we’re all about. We’re located on the northeast side of Madison just east of I-90 off Hwy 151.

Madison Campus

4006 Washington Rd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53178

(608) 807-1909

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