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RT to BSN/ASN Options
Bridge to RN with Herzing

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 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 and Tampa campuses only—choose our 16-month Bridge to ASN program for RTs.
  • Bachelor’s degree options. Offered at 6 campus locations—choose our 28-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 January 10th

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Locations

Campus locations

Our bridge program options are available at 6 ground campus locations, each offering extensive student resources and support as you pursue your undergraduate nursing degree.

Possibilities

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 9% from 2020-2030, 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.

Disclosures
Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

1. Associate of Science in Nursing: The Associate of Science in Nursing program and the Associate of Science in Nursing-Bridge to ASN program at the Tampa location has an accredited status with the Florida Board of Nursing (4042 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3252, 850-245-4125, www.floridasnursing.gov). Consequently, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse.

The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Herzing University located in Orlando, Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm. Herzing University Tampa is included within the scope of this accreditation as an off-campus instructional site.

2. 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 accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), 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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