RN to BSN
Current RNs who want to boost their nursing skills and continue their education by earning a bachelor's degree may want to consider Herzing University's online RN to BSN program. Read on for more information on this Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Official Program Name:
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
School Offering Program:
The RN to BSN program was designed for applicants who have current, non-restricted registered nurse licenses in the states in which they live. They must also live in a state in which Herzing University is authorized to offer the RN to BSN program. Entering students must have either a diploma in nursing or an associate's degree in nursing from a properly accredited educational institution. Critical-thinking and decision-making abilities are ideal qualities for students. All applicants to Herzing University must have a high school diploma; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.
Herzing University's online RN to BSN program is designed to be completed in about one year. The length of completion time depends largely on the number of transfer credits one has at the time of admission. Students could be able to take courses that help them transition from the workforce back to school as well as courses that focus on the restoration of health and the prevention of disease. They might also be able to enhance their understanding of computer technology and data management applications as they relate to the nursing field. Additional courses cover topics in global health policies, community health, health assessment, and nursing leadership. During the program's capstone course, students will have opportunities to showcase what they've learned in a final project.
Financial Aid Available:
Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Herzing University's financial aid office for more information.
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Required Courses for the RN to BSN
Herzing University's RN to BSN program consists of 120 semester credit hours. The program requires completion of 12 semester credit hours of general education courses, 26 semester credit hours of core courses and 12 semester credit hours of electives. Up to 70 semester credit hours of general education and core nursing courses may be taken at Herzing University or transferred from another institution. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Herzing University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
General Education Requirements (12 credits)
- Cultural Diversity
- Humanities and Contemporary Popular Culture
- English Composition II
Core Course Requirements (26 credits)
- Professional Role Transition
- Health Assessment and Promotion Across the Life Span
- Nursing Informatics
- Evidence-Based Nursing Research and Practice
- National and Global Health Policy Issues
- Community Health Nursing
- Nursing Leadership and Management
- Nursing Capstone
Open Elective Requirements (12 credits)
- Open Elective Courses
Transfer Credits (up to 70 credits)
- Students can transfer in up to 70 credits of core nursing and general education courses
Furthering Your Education:
Once the requirements for Herzing University's RN to BSN program have been fulfilled, students who aspire to leadership roles may want to consider earning a graduate degree. By doing so, they could be able to study topics such as advanced nursing informatics, pathophysiology, health policies, and organizational systems. Master's-level degree programs they could consider include:
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Educator
- Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Leadership and Administration
Graduating with Herzing University's online RN to BSN degree might enable students to advance their current nursing role or pursue new positions in nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospices, schools, community clinics, and surgery centers. They might be able to find nursing opportunities in the areas of administration, direct care, research, or education. Below are a few potential job titles:
- ICU nurse
- Obstetric and gynecological nurse
- Pediatric nurse
- Surgical nurse
- Hospice nurse
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