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Associate and Bachelor's

RT to ASN/BSN
Program Options

CLASSES START
Jan 8th

20-28 Mo.

Program Length

72-120

Credits

ASN, BSN

Degree Options

7

Campus Locations

Associate and Bachelor's

RT to ASN/BSN
Program Options

Go from RT to RN with Herzing University

AccreditationCCNE accredited BSN program,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
OptionsChoose an ASN or BSN degree pathway (RT to ASN only available in Nashville, Orlando, and Tampa)
Transfer creditUp to 52-90 approved credits
FormatOnline general education classes + core on-campus courses; you may also choose our online BSN bridge option with 100% online didactic classwork
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2022 Herzing Graduate Survey.

BSN Bridge Option - Respiratory Therapists (RT)

Overview: RT to ASN/BSN Degree Options

The RT to RN pathway includes associate and bachelor's degree in nursing program options which prepare you for a career as a registered nurse. Each program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the nursing process, health assessment, managing care, evidence-based practice, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Experienced faculty

Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start January 8th

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Pathways

Choose your career pathway with Herzing

Associate degree
RT to ADN/ASN
  • Program length: 20 months
  • Credits: 72-73 credits to graduate

Campus availability

Bachelor's degree
RT to BSN
  • Program length: 28 months
  • Credits: 120 credits to graduate

Campus availability

Your nursing career is possible

Join Emily and embark on a complete, holistic, career-focused education preparing you with the skills and knowledge to succeed as a registered nurse.

Waived Enrollment Fee

Now Through Dec. 31st

Job outlook and pay potential

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurse is expected to increase 6% from 2022-2032.*

Registered nurses earn an average salary of $89,010 per year ($42.80 per hour). That would represent a raise for the average respiratory therapist in the US ($70,240 per year, $33.77 per hour).

You can take a big step forward in your nursing career by becoming an RN.

Careers

Going from RT to RN

Transitioning from respiratory therapist to RN involves broadening your knowledge and skills from a highly specialized field to the broader scope of nursing.

As a registered nurse, you’ll be the backbone of day-to-day operations in many healthcare settings. Your duties can include:

  • Develop and direct treatment plans
  • Counsel patients and family members
  • Ensure patient comfort
  • Serve as the key connection between doctors and patients

Registered Nurse ranks as the #8 Best Healthcare Job for 2023 according to U.S. News & World Report.

Can I specialize? While a nursing degree curriculum can introduce a wider spectrum of course topics, RNs can specialize in an area of their choosing with enough education and experience. You may be able to use your experience as an RT to help become a respiratory/pulmonary nurse in the future.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing at Herzing University Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Minneapolis and Orlando are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). This accreditation includes the baccalaureate degree program offered at the satellite Herzing University Tampa location. 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.

View Herzing University Accreditation and Approvals

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. 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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