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RN to BSN
Online Program
Go from ADN to BSN in 1 Year

Earn your BSN degree online in as little as 1 year

Go from an associate degree in nursing (ASN/ADN) to BSN degree and launch your nursing career to the next level.

All in as few as 12 months.

Registered nurses (RNs) who return to school to get their bachelor’s degree can open many doors to a variety of new career opportunities.

Additional RN to BSN degree program highlights:

  • Start fast, earn your degree fast: rolling admissions, 8-week classes
  • Full-time and part-time options available
  • Dedicated nursing support teams and experienced instructors
  • Continuing education activities in each course to use toward license renewal
  • Online pathways to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): earn dual credit towards an MSN in our RN to BSN to MSN track, or consider our online accelerated RN to MSN program to go from ADN to MSN.
Classes Start September 7th

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Curriculum

RN to BSN program classes & curriculum details

Designed for practicing licensed RNs, Herzing’s online RN to BSN program offers advanced, immediately relevant training that you can apply in your current role as a registered nurse.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Online12120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program. Program availability varies by location.

Required Courses in Nursing

All NU courses, 26.00 semester credit hours are required.

RN-BSN Program Option: Transfer Credits in Nursing, General Education, and Open Electives

Required General Education Courses

12 semester credit hours is required.


The following course must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better for a student to continue in the nursing program.

Open Electives

There are 12 semester credit hours of open electives which may be transferred in or taken at the University.

Classes are delivered 100% online and no traditional clinicals are required. The only off-line part of the program is a 45-hour project in which you will work with a liaison to address a need in the community near you.

RN to BSN Online sample schedule:

SEMESTER 1
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU305 Professional Role TransitionNU345-Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
MA 320 StatisticsHU 140 Cultural Diversity
6 CREDITS6 CREDITS
SEMESTER 2
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU 401 National and Global Health and Policy IssuesNU431 Evidence-Based Nursing Research and Practice
HU 340 Humanities and Contemporary Popular CultureNU 474 Community Health Nursing Bridge
6 CREDITS8 CREDITS
SEMESTER 3 or 4
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU425 Nursing InformaticsNU451 Nursing Leadership and Management
EN 304 English Composition IINU476 Nursing Capstone
6 CREDITS6 CREDITS

Choose your path to advance your nursing career

RN to BSN

Go from ADN to BSN to become a bachelor’s-prepared RN with greater career opportunities.

  • How long? As few as 12 months
  • 45-hour community health project + no traditional clinicals
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that may be required by some employers
  • Become more qualified for different specialty nursing certifications
RN to BSN to MSN

While working towards your BSN you can also earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

  • Curriculum built to help you earn your BSN and MSN faster
  • How long? As few as 28-32 total months depending on your choice of MSN concentration
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that may be required by some employers
  • Choose from four MSN concentrations
RN to MSN

You may also elect to bridge directly from ADN to MSN (without BSN) in our accelerated RN to MSN program.

  • Curriculum built to accelerate your MSN completion
  • How long? As few as 20-24 months depending on your choice of MSN concentration
  • Ideal for nurses who are not required by their employer to hold a BSN
  • Choose from four MSN concentrations
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Requirements

Enrollment prerequisites

To enroll in Herzing’s RN to BSN online program, prospective students must:

  1. Live in a state where Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to BSN programi
  2. Hold a current, active and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the same state in which they practice. 
  3. Hold an Associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university.

Conditional admission may be available for those that are awaiting the date to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX). Students enrolled in Herzing University’s RN to BSN online program must maintain RN licensure throughout the program of study.

i. Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the RN to BSN program is $395 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants—including our Nurses Circle of Achievement scholarship, which offers up to 10% tuition reduction.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is 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. ​

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. 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.

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When do you want to start classes?

The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
RN to BSN Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$395.00
Base Tuition$19,750.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (20 x $395.00 )(-$7,900.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$11,850.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$440.00
Estimated Total Fee*$1,760.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
54
Credits
RequiredTransferNeeded
1209030
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$21,950.00$13,610.00
Estimated Savings*
$8,340.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply
  • ASN or BSN: Must have completed the TEAS Assessment Score of 78+ or Kaplan Test Score of 66+.
  • MSN: must have a 3.8+ GPA upon entering the program.
Requirements
  • Applicants in the ASN and BSN, must maintain a 3.0 GPA while enrolled.
  • Applicants in the MSN program must maintain a 3.8 GPA.

Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

Financial Aid Team
(866) 508-0748
fa@herzing.edu

1 

Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.