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RT to RN Track
Bridge to RN with Herzing

Go from RT to RN with Herzing University

  • CCNE-accredited BSN program1
  • Offered at two locations in Florida: Orlando and Tampa
  • Choose an ASN or BSN degree pathway (RT to BSN only in Tampa)
  • Typical program length: 18-32 months
  • Advance your nursing career: earn dual credit towards a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) by enrolling in our Bridge to BSN option
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 8th
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Transition to RN faster with Herzing University

Take full advantage of the experience you’ve gained as a respiratory therapist and transition into a rewarding new career as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Herzing University offers multiple options in Florida for current RTs to go back to school and earn a nursing degree: either an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Our curriculums are designed to help current practicing RTs earn their nursing degree faster than a traditional BSN program.

  • Associate degree option. Offered at our Orlando campus only—choose our 18-month Bridge to ASN program for RTs.
  • Bachelor’s degree options. Offered at our Orlando and Tampa campuses—choose our 32-month Bridge to BSN program for RTs.

Either degree is step one in becoming an RN and will position you well to advance your education in the future.

Take the first step down a new career path in healthcare with Herzing University. We are your lifelong partner in learning, dedicated to helping you thrive in your new nursing career.

Classes Start May 10th

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Herzing RT to RN BSN ADN Orlando

Choose your nursing degree pathway by enrolling at our campus in Orlando.

Herzing RT to RN BSN ADN Tampa

Earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing in less than 3 years at our Tampa campus.

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Your new inspiring career path awaits

Current respiratory therapists seeking to expand their scope of practice in patient care may consider nursing as a viable new career path. Registered nurses can potentially contribute to many types of medical care, offering RTs a chance to either focus their specialization as a respiratory nurse or branch into new types of care.

RNs are the backbone of patient care in all sorts of medical facilities as the key connection between patients and doctors, playing a role in recording and updating medical information, administering medication, consulting with other staff, and serving as a strong advocate for the patient’s interests.

After earning an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing, you will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, pass the Board of Nursing requirements in your state and become a registered nurse.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of registered nurses is expected to increase 7% from 2019-2029, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations.*

Now is an excellent time to join a growing career field with many possibilities for continued career advancement. Earn a nursing degree and become highly qualified for entry-level job opportunities.


Accreditations & Disclosures

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.

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