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RN to BSN Degree
Online Nursing Program

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 January 10th

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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.

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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:

Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU305 Professional Role TransitionNU345-Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
MA 320 StatisticsHU 140 Cultural Diversity
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
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU425 Nursing InformaticsNU451 Nursing Leadership and Management
EN 304 English Composition IINU476 Nursing Capstone

Choose your path to advance your nursing career


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

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
Herzing Nursing Programs

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 program
  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.


Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Madison is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 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 (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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* 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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