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RN to BSN Program
Tampa, Florida

Go from RN to BSN with Herzing in Tampa

  • CCNE accredited1
  • Typical program length: less than 1 year (often in 10 months!)
  • Take classes on-campus in Tampa, Florida
  • Rolling admissions in 8-week terms
  • Attend your graduation ceremony in Tampa!
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 8th
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Step up to the next level of nursing education

Current nurses who hold an active RN license in the state of Florida can go from RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with Herzing University in Tampa. Earning a BSN expands your nursing education and helps you qualify for more career possibilities in the wide field of nursing.

Our on-campus RN to BSN program in Tampa, Florida is built for students who are more comfortable learning in-person rather than online.

  • On-campus classes take place once a week
  • Small class sizes
  • Concept-based curriculum
  • Leadership & community clinicals
  • 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 accelerated RN to MSN program to go from ADN to MSN.

Interested in an online program? You may also consider an online RN-BSN program option for students in Florida who are comfortable with online learning and prefer a limited on-campus requirement.

Classes Start May 10th

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Tampa RN to BSN program classes & curriculum details

Our hybrid program features a concept-based curriculum built for students who prefer a live, hands-on learning environment. There are three main components: on-campus classes 1 day per week, online general education classes, and community and leadership clinicals.

If you’re interested in a fully online RN to BSN program, you can view a breakdown of our online RN to BSN curriculum.

Required Courses in Nursing

All courses, 73.00 semester credit hours, are required. ^A dosage calculation exam is required for this course. Students unable to pass the exam will be issued a final grade of "F" and will be required to repeat the course in order to satisfy program requirements. Please review the course syllabus for more information


  • ​BSNF students cannot continue to progress in the Accelerated nursing option if they fail a nursing core course.
  • BSNF students (traditional pre-licensure option) must progress through the 100-400 level nursing courses sequentially.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 33.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours must be upper level (300- to 400-level courses). Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements. * 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in General Education Electives (students must take a 300-level course to fulfill this requirement) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements)  3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science (see Nursing Program Support Courses below for course requirements) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science (Psychology is required) * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 33.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Nursing Support Course

11.00 semester credit hour is required.

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

The following nursing support courses must be completed with a grade of "B" (80%) or better.  Only two attempts are permitted for each course and a student who fails to successfully complete in the maximum attempts is subject to dismissal from the nursing program.

A student who is dropped from the nursing program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the Nursing Program Support Courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the BSN nursing program in a future cycle.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Open Electives

1.00 semester credit hours is required.


Choose your path to advance your nursing career


Go from ADN to BSN in Tampa and become a bachelor’s-prepared RN qualified for many unique career opportunities.

  • How long? As few as 10 months
  • Online (general education) and on-campus coursework
  • 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

Work towards your BSN and earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

  • How long? As few as 26-30 total months depending on your choice of MSN concentration
  • We pledge clinical placement in the MSN program
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree that may be required by some employers
  • Choose from four MSN concentrations
Accelerated RN to MSN

You may also choose 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


Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites for the Herzing University RN to BSN bridge program in Tampa include:

  • Hold a current, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Florida. Enrolled students must maintain RN licensure throughout the program.
  • 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).

Graduation requirement: A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation (including transfer credit).

Questions? Speak with an advisor today


We do require clinicals to complete the program and graduate, but it’s nothing like a standard ADN program. Our on-campus RN to BSN program in Tampa features two clinicals: a community clinical and leadership clinical.

Community clinical

This 45-hour clinical requirement emphasizes your impact in the community. You will identify a community need and work with a community liaison (not preceptor) to develop a solution to the problem. 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

Leadership clinical

In your leadership clinical, you will work alongside a manager in a healthcare facility to earn valuable real-life on-site experience as a nurse. This clinical is unique to our Tampa campus RN-BSN option and can provide temporary practice with a top-level healthcare provider.

Herzing’s goal is to help you become the best nurse you can be. Our clinical programs provide the experience you need to grow into a top-tier BSN-prepared registered nurse in Florida.


Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Herzing University Orlando is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( This accreditation includes the baccalaureate degree program offered at the satellite Herzing University Tampa location.

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

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