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Bridge to BSN/ASN - Paramedics
Orlando, Florida

Bridge from paramedic to nursing faster

  • Program length: 18-32 months
  • Associate (ASN) and bachelor's degree (BSN) pathways
  • On-campus hands-on learning in Orlando, Florida + online gen eds
  • Strong faculty support in a caring learning environment
  • Comprehensive preparation for nursing licensure and practice
  • BSN path: earn dual credit towards a master's degree in nursing
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Classes start September 8th
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Program

Earn a nursing degree and start your new 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.

Our paramedic to BSN/ASN bridge options in Orlando, Florida help you earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and launch a new career offering many possibilities to specialize and advance.

With Herzing University your new career in nursing IS possible.

Classes Start September 8th

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Degree Options

Choose your bridge to a degree in nursing

Herzing Paramedic to ASN

Paramedic to ASN

  • Program length: 18 months
  • Credits required: 72 credit hours
  • Degree: Associate of Science in Nursing

Earn your associate degree in nursing and step towards becoming an RN faster.

Paramedic to BSN

Paramedic to BSN

  • Program length: As few as 32 months
  • Credits required: 120 credit hours
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Work towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing and vault your career to the next level.

Curriculum

The Herzing Bridge to ASN and Bridge to BSN programs in Orlando, Florida utilize lab simulations and clinical practice to help you prepare for real experience in patient care. The programs feature a comprehensive nursing curriculum focusing on health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness and disease management throughout the lifespan.

Our paramedic bridge programs are built to help you build on your experience as a paramedic and bridge to a degree faster than traditional BSN/ASN programs designed for brand new healthcare students.

Program Credits Months*
Associate of Science in Nursing - Bridge to ASN - Orlando 72 18
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Bridge to BSN - Orlando 120 32
*Average number of months for students to complete program
 

After graduating from either 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.

Requirements
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Requirements

Enrollment requirements

To be considered for admission, 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.

Questions? Speak with an advisor today

Careers
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 Bridge to BSN 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.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Herzing University is dedicated to providing you with affordable, quality education to help you complete your degree in nursing.

The cost of our nursing programs varies by degree, location and program. More information and an estimate for the cost of your education can be found on our Herzing Tuition Wizard.

Students attending Herzing may be eligible for a combination of grants, scholarships, and student employment to make tuition as affordable as possible. You might also be eligible to qualify for federal financial aid or military benefits and services. Contact us directly for more information.

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.

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!

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.

Herzing University is dedicated to YOU. Here at Herzing, we are career-focused, convenient and caring. Our specialized nursing programs were designed to help you achieve the career that you want in nursing at an affordable price.

Herzing offers diploma, undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees across seven states on 9 different campuses and our online program, so you can choose the program and location.

But don’t take our word for it!  Hear from current and graduated students who agree that Herzing helped them attain their educational and career goals.

Accreditation varies by nursing degree program and the Herzing campus where it is offered.*

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 master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Herzing University Madison are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Herzing University is approved to offer programs in an online learning modality through association with the main campus in Madison, Wisconsin. ​

For more information about accreditation, please check out our nursing programs to discover the program that interests you!

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.

We have a variety of start dates throughout the year. Check out your program of interest to find out how soon you can get started.

You can also take a look at our undergraduate admissions process, contact an admissions advisor or apply today!

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.

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:

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

* 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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Herzing University - Orlando Campus

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