Earn Your BSN Online and Make the Switch to Nursing
Our online Bachelor of Science in Nursing combines the convenience and engagement of online coursework with hands-on clinical education at sites near you. In as little as three years, depending on your previous college experience, you can be ready to serve as a nurse who:
- Provides patient care as part of a healthcare team in hospitals, clinics, care facilities and more
- Can offer patients and caregivers essential education about managing conditions at home
- Has the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a master’s-level nursing degree in the future
With our online BSN degree, you can earn a qualification employers value, learn essential evidence-based clinical skills, and build foundational nursing administration, research and patient advocacy knowledge. You’ll also prepare to take the National Council on Licensure Exam – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and pursue licensure in select states.*
This online BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).***
Is an MSN in your future?
Qualifying students may be eligible to get a “jumpstart” on earning a Herzing MSN by completing up to four graduate-level courses as part of their BSN, thereby saving time and money. After earning your BSN, continue your education pathway with Herzing Online's MSN program. We offer five specialty tracks in our program: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Leadership and Administration.
About the Online BSN Program
The online BSN program covers 120 credits, including online coursework, clinical intensives, and clinical experience. It’s available to students in select states* and is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to pass the NCLEX-RN, obtain licensure, and start practicing as registered nurse (RN).
What Will I Learn in the Online BSN Program?
Courses cover health science, clinical assessment and patient care for specific patient populations, along with foundational knowledge in nursing leadership, healthcare policy, and more. Courses you may take include, but are not limited to:
- Introduction to Professional Nursing
- Health Assessment
- Gerontological Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Family Nursing
- Community Nursing
- Integration of Concepts
- Nursing Leadership and Management
What’s Online and What’s In-Person in the Online BSN?
We make earning your BSN online possible by combining online didactic (lecture) courses with on-site clinical training and experience.
Lecture classes are delivered online asynchronously—this means there’s no set class times, so you can access them whenever it’s convenient for you. This is the format for our general education classes and core nursing classes. You’ll also take part in peer collaboration and practicum supervision via online learning. Because these sessions involve working with others, they need to be completed live. We offer flexible scheduling to help you make these sessions at a time that works for you.
Becoming a nurse means learning hands-on skills in simulated and real clinical settings. To ensure you graduate ready to provide care to patients, we require in-person intensives and clinicals.
Intensives take place at Herzing University Atlanta and Herzing University Kenosha, or at designated Herzing partner sites. There are three intensives over the course of your program, and you will spend two to four days at each one, practicing and mastering critical nursing skills under the supervision of our nursing faculty.
Clinicals take place at hospitals, clinics and designated partner sites. There are seven courses which require clinical experience hours.
We require applicants to the online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to be high school graduates who have taken the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Minimum requirements to be considered for enrollment include:
|Prior education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Minimum TEAS score||66|
iStudents with 24 or more transferable collegiate credits will be assessed on their collegiate cumulative GPA. Otherwise, the high school GPA will be used.
The Herzing University Difference
At Herzing, we want to help you become the nurse your community needs—and help you reach your career goals. That’s why we provide:
- Convenient online education that gives you more control over your schedule
- Mentorship and guidance from nursing faculty with extensive clinical experience
- Hands-on clinical experience
- NCLEX-RN exam preparation as part of your degree