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Advance your nursing career while helping your hospital achieve “magnet” status with Herzing University’s RN to BSN online or on campus through the Orlando Campus program. For nurses who already hold an active RN license, Herzing’s RN to BSN option is designed to apply practical nursing challenges in your current role as a registered nurse.  Go full-time and you could finish the program in less than 12 months.  

Program Highlights

  • Only 8 required core courses, all are aligned with CCNE-accreditation*
  • Block Transfer up-to 70 Semester Credit Hours
  • 45 hours of Experiential Learning
  • Embedded e-Portfolio to track your learning activities
  • Continuing Education activities embedded in each course to apply towared license renewal
  • Course projects that map to Magnet status and clinical ladder programs
  • Rolling admissions in 8-week and 16-week options
  • Dedicated nursing support teams and instructors with real-experience
  • Dual Credit option can save time and money toward an MSN degree

Enjoy the flexibility of completing coursework on your schedule with accessible, caring faculty with strong professional credentials who provide personalized attention. 

How long will the RN to BSN program take?

Herzing's RN to BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months; however, the time you spend in the program depends on your amount of transferrable credit hours.

  • 120 semester credit hours required for graduation
  • 8 required core courses, aligned with CCNE Essentials for Baccalaureate Education

Transfer Credit

RNs may block transfer in up-to 70 semester credit hours.

Dual Credit

Herzing RN to BSN students may elect to take up-to Four (4) graduate courses that will satisfy RN to BSN program requirements. These courses will count toward a Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program with Herzing. The Dual Credit option can save you time, money and provide another level accedemic rigor.

Students who intend to to pursue their MSN degree through Herzing, must have a 3.0 GPA in their Bachelor's program.

TAKE the NEXT STEP

Apply online, chat with an Advisor or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing University's RN to BSN program.

Herzing's practical approach of partnering education and practice will help you gain and apply advanced nursing skills to move ahead in your nursing career.  

  • Customized learning based on your area of interest
  • Transformative education that aligns with current measures of clinical excellence such as the Magnet ® and Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) models
  • Educational excellence based on QSEN® guidelines
  • Relevant clinical ladder projects
  • Convenient RN to BSN online program available

Accelerate to the MSN

Qualifying students may be eligible to complete up to four (4) graduate-level courses** as part of their RN to BSN Program. We offer two specialty tracks in our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program: MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN - Nurse Educator.  You can save both time and money as you complete your BSN degree and earn up-to twelve credits toward your Master's.

May be Referred to as a Clinical…  But it is so NOT like in an ADN Program

  • Community Course has 45 Hour “Clinical”
  • Identify a Community Need
  • Perform a Community-Based Project
  • Work with a Community Liaison (Not Preceptor)
  • Develop a Solution to the Problem
  • Know that you've had an Impact on Your Community

Some Examples from Recent Herzing Students:

  • Setting-Up a Community Garden to Provide Access to Fresh Vegetables
  • Brain Trauma Awareness Program for Local Youth Football League
  • Educating Children on Healthy Living
  • Providing Free Health Screenings in Poor Communities

Earn your BSN in as few as 3 full-time semesters (12 months), pending transfer credits.

Designed for practicing licensed RNs, Herzing’s RN to BSN curriculum offers advanced, immediately relevant training that you can apply in your current role as a registered nurse. Minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. Block transfer in up-to 70 semester credit hours. Career-focused curriculum includes customized learning based on your area of interest or specialty.

Orlando -  View Herzing Orlando Campus' Bachelor's in Nursing program Course Sheet

Online - View Herzing Online RN to BSN Program Course Sheet

RN to BSN Online Sample Schedule:

SEMESTER 1
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU305 Professional Role TransitionNU345-Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
General Education ElectiveGeneral Education Elective
6 CREDITS6 CREDITS
SEMESTER 2
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
MA 320 StatisticsNU431 Evidence-Based Nursing Research and Practice
NU 425 Nursing InformaticsHU325 Literature and the Art of Healthcare
SS310 Cultural Diversity
9 CREDITS6 CREDITS
SEMESTER 3
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU474 Community Health Nursing BridgeNU450 Nursing Leadership and Management
NU401 National and Global Health Policy IssuesNU475 Nursing Capstone
8 CREDITS6 CREDITS

 

*The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered at Herzing University Atlanta, Brookfield, Kenosha, Minneapolis and Orlando campuses and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing—RN-BSN Online offered by Herzing University Online are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

**Undergraduate students may take up to 12 graduate credits for these courses. NU 500 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing for NU 305; NU 560 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice for NU 430/431; NU 525 Technology and Nursing Informatics in Advanced Practice for NU 425. HCA 610 Health Policy and Management for NU 400/401. See Graduate Catalog for full requirements under title Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate courses (Dual Credit Options).

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

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To enroll in Herzing’s RN-BSN program, prospective students must live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN-BSN program, and:

  1. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they live. 
  2. Hold an Associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university.

Maintaining Licensure

Students enrolled in Herzing University’s RN to BSN program must maintain RN licensure throughout the program of study.

Take the Next Step

If you're ready now, we're ready for you. With rolling admissions in 8 week terms, you can take the next step to advance your nursing career and complete the RN to BSN program at your pace. 


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