Associate Degree Program
Associate Degree Program
Take your first step towards a career in nursing with Herzing
|Accreditation||Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission|
|Format||All courses can be completed onlinei|
|Eligibility||Available for enrollment in select states1|
|Qualify||Improve your GPA to qualify for nursing school—upon successful completion of this program, students may secure a spot in the next available BSN cohort|
|QuickPaths||Transfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University|
i. Program delivery varies by location. Please check with your campus for specific information.
Classes & curriculum details
This online program allows students to build foundational knowledge to prepare for a pre-licensure bachelor’s degree in nursing program. General studies courses promote critical thinking and problem solving through several course offerings, including microbiology, psychology, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and more.
All classes are delivered online with a balanced mix of labs and lectures to best prepare you to advance your education into a bachelor's degree program.
|Associate of Science in General Studies - Pre-Nursing||16||60|
All courses, 58.00 semester credit hours, are required.
The following 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 will be ineligible for enrollment in the nursing programs.
In addition, BSN students enrolled in the Atlanta Campus are also required to complete the following courses with a "B" (80%) or better:
Required Courses in General Education
The University's general education requirement is met through the required courses in this program.
Personal and Professional Development Courses
2.00 semester credit hours are required.
The Associate of Science in General Studies – Pre-Nursing program is available to residents in 18 states. Admission requirements include at minimum:
Entry into the ASGSN program
|Prior education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Minimum TEAS score||50|
Upon successful completion of this program, students may secure a spot in the next available ASN/AASN or BSN cohort.
Entry into the Direct Entry BSN program
Students who enroll through ASGSN are required to complete that program of study before becoming eligible to transfer to the Online BSN program and meet these requirements:
|Anatomy & Physiology I and II||“B” grade or better|
|Microbiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Pathophysiology||“C” grade or better|
Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
Position yourself to join a rewarding career path
Completing the Herzing pre-nursing program positions you to qualify to enroll in a pre-licensure BSN program and earn the education you need to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Registered nurse represents an excellent option for those seeking a good long-term career and make a real difference.
RNs are crucial contributors in hospitals and other patient care facilities, responsible for helping develop and direct patient plans and serve as the key connection between patients and doctors. They can specialize in many different types of care, including:
Job outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of registered nurses is expected to rise 6% from 2022-2032, faster than the projection across all U.S. occupations.*
You cannot become an RN with only an Associate of Science in General Studies – Pre-Nursing. You will need to complete the degree, go on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, pass the NCLEX-RN exam and meet your state's Board of Nursing requirements to officially become an RN.
Students interested in getting the fastest start in the nursing field can also consider a diploma in practical nursing program (minimum GPA requirement of 2.0) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
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Accreditation & Disclosure
1. Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
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 2022. 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.