Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in NursingRN to BSN Program

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RN to BSN completion program to help you move ahead in your career

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-accredition*
  • 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 to help you 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. 

Classes start April 3.
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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

Dual Credit Opportunity

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 of accademic rigor.

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

Ready to take the Next Step?

Apply online, request additional information or call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing University's RN to BSN program.


Nursing Benefits

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

Project 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
Nursing Clinicals


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.

Online - View Herzing Online RN to BSN Program Course Sheet

Orlando -  View Herzing Orlando Campus' BSN program Course Sheet

RN to BSN Online Sample Schedule:

Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU305 Professional Role TransitionNU345-Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Lifespan
General Education ElectiveGeneral Education Elective
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 
Term A CoursesTerm B Courses
NU474 Community Health Nursing BridgeNU450 Nursing Leadership and Management
NU401 National and Global Health Policy IssuesNU475 Nursing Capstone



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.

ssteTuition for Herzing's online RN to BSN program is $395 per credit.


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

This program is fully online, which is convenient for working nurses.


Yes, Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and the Online Nursing programs have held CCNE accreditation since 2011.


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.


Program Requirements

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. 


*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,

**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).

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