Herzing University
RN to BSN Program


Earn your BSN with Herzing and become possible

Advance your nursing career with Herzing University’s RN to BSN program, available online or through Herzing's on-campus program in Orlando, Florida.

Designed for nurses who already hold an active RN license, Herzing’s RN to BSN option is a program built to apply practical nursing challenges in your current role as a registered nurse and open up further opportunities in the field of nursing.

  • CCNE accredited*
  • Choose 100% online classes or an on-campus option in Orlando, Florida
  • Program length: as few as 12 months (or possibly faster if done on-campus)
  • Rolling admissions in 8-week terms
  • Earn dual credit towards an Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Go full-time and you could earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing in a year or less.


Classes start May 4.
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RN to BSN Program Online

RN to BSN Program

Take classes online and earn your BSN in as few as 12 months—without clinicals!

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RN to BSN Program Orlando Florida On Campus

Orlando, Florida
On-Campus RN to BSN

Choose the RN to BSN option at our Orlando campus and you could finish in less than a year.

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RN-BSN Faculty hold Masters or Doctoral degrees and extensive clinical experience as leaders, educators, and/or researchers in their respective fields.



Our RN-BSN program has experiential learning courses, as required by our accrediting body, CCNE. These experiential learning courses are specially designed for experienced nurses and do not include hands-on patient care, but rather problem solving in the field. For example, in the Community Health course, students identify a program in the community and work with a community liaison to develop a solution.



While enrolled in the Bachelor's program, a student may elect to take up to four graduate courses that will satisfy RN to BSN program requirements. These courses will count toward a Master of Science in Nursing degree program, should the student elect to enroll in the MSN program in the future. Students must have a 3.0 GPA at course registration to qualify to take these courses.


  1. Only 8 required core courses, aligned with CCNE Essentials of Baccalaureate Education.
  2. Students may block transfer in up to 70 semester credit hours.
  3. 45 hours of experiential learning, not the typical undergraduate "clinical".
  4. Embedded e-portfolio to use as documentation of learning activities.
  5. Continuing education activities in each course to use toward license renewal.
  6. Course projects map to Magnet status and clinical ladder programs.
  7. Dual credit option can save time and money toward MSN.



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.



A BSN opens doors to leadership and management positions, clinical teaching positions, and Community Health careers. Magnet-certified facilities often do not hire Associate degree graduates, or they hire them with the understanding that they have a limited time to complete a Bachelor's degree or lose their position.



The Institute of Medicine has recommended that by 2020 80% of all nurses should have Bachelor's degrees. Hospitals are mandating that their nurses go back to school or risk losing their jobs. Additionally, to move up the career ladder in nursing, a Bachelor's degree has become necessary. Registered Nurses with an Associate degree can't move into management positions in many facilities.



The difference between RN and BSN is that RN stands for Registered Nurse and BSN stands for Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. RN is the career; BSN is a degree needed to become an RN. Earning your BSN positions you for more possibilities as a registered nurse both in earning potential and ability to specialize in the field of your choice.


* The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Herzing University Madison and Orlando 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. ​

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