Herzing University is dedicated to you. Here at Herzing, we are career-focused, convenient and caring. Our specialized nursing programs were designed to help you achieve the career that you want in nursing at an affordable price. Herzing University School of Nursing encompasses a variety of accreditations and degree pathways from entry-level practical nursing all the way up to the terminal degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Engage with Your Community
How Nurses Shape the Community
Diversity- Nurses have a clear commitment to transparency and integrity in their work, with a clear sense of who they must serve in the work that they do. You foster a community of openness by serving all and bringing your own unique experience and background into your work.
Advocacy- Nurses use their positions to protect the rights, health and safety of patients. They work in collaboration with others to ensure the highest level of patient care for individuals and families alike. You are the voice for your most vulnerable patients and their families who trust you with their lives.
Change Policy- As a nurse, you can lend your voice to lead your community and have a greater impact on local governance. Nurses can lead community health initiatives, educate the community, optimize their current work situation, join nursing associations and support their fellow nurses to help shape future policy.
Shape Future Leaders – Your skills allow you to make an impact in your practice, your community or your healthcare system. Nurses are looked up to as leaders in their community, but you serve as an example for the future generation of nurses. Your compassion, dedication, decisiveness and enthusiasm will be mirrored in future generations of nurses.
Hear from Nursing Professionals at Herzing University
"The 2023 Nurses Month Theme is "You Make a Difference". Nurses provide a vital role beyond the bedside. Nurses make a difference by shaping healthcare policy, educating the public, helping in their communities, always striving to learn more and providing the best care possible."
"At Herzing University, we want to help our students and graduates become passionate and dedicated nurses who succeed in their careers by creating an environment that fosters our 'I'm possible' mentality. We want our graduates to know that they can be champions in their communities."
Tricia Wagner, DNP, GNP-BC
Online Graduate Nursing Department Chair
"When individuals think of "nursing", they often think of direct patient care and tending to the ill. However, the "role of the nurse" provides a vast scope of practice and a rewarding experience allowing those who step into the profession an opportunity to connect with the community outside of bedside nursing. Often, you'll find nurses as active participants in leadership and education roles, as well as active volunteers in the community- serving in community health fairs, service opportunities, etc. It's true when they say nurses touch the lives of many…and that extends within and past the bedside."
Brandy Ebert, DNP, RN, MSN-Ed, MBA-PM, BSB
Department Chair of Academic Online MSN Programs
Herzing University Online
"Nurses can impact the health outcomes of individuals and communities by their involvement in leadership roles that promote evidence-based practice in health care and community settings. Nurses must use their unique knowledge and voice to advocate for healthcare policies that meet population health demands."
Cozi Bagley, DNP, RNC-OB, CNE
Professor, Lead Faculty
Herzing University Online
"Beyond the bedside, Herzing University Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) students are implementing a Team-Based Care Model in a rural health clinic and launching a peer-to-peer depression awareness program at a high school. They are also forming a nutrition coalition to address the needs of children in an urban neighborhood. It is exciting to see how our students are able to give back to the community!"
Julie Penick, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC
DNP Program Chair
Herzing University is hosting a Pack the Pantry event at all our campuses from May 1 to May 31, 2023. We want to help all our students "Make A Difference" during this national nurse's month. You can Pack the Pantry in your own community and make a difference with Herzing today!
Earn Contact Hours
Herzing University is proud to offer Continuing Education on-demand sessions for nurses across the nation. All professionals looking to continue their education are encouraged to register and earn contact hours toward their continuing education. This is an excellent opportunity for nurses to focus on educating themselves!
INCIVILITY IN ACADEMIA
Examine the link between stress and incivility within higher education and discover strategies to enhance a civil learning environment.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING
Discover common physical and mental signs seen in human trafficking victims and be empowered to apply your knowledge in your area of expertise.
LEVERS TO IMPROVE NURSE WELL-BEING AND PREVENT BURNOUT – WHAT WE LEARNED DURING COVID-19
Examine the effects the COVID-19 pandemic presented on a nurse’s well-being, identify risk factors that reduce nurse well-being and find strategies to improve well-being.
What Herzing Offers the Community
At Herzing University, we believe it's not just about what students learn, it's about what they can do. We are committed to preparing students to rise to the next level and play key roles in the long-term success of their organizations. We are equally committed to helping employers build strength from within through career-specific education and training.
Our faculty designs curricula in partnership with industry leaders, which ensures our students and over 45,000 graduates have immediate, relevant skills that meet hiring needs and are ready to give back to their communities.
*Programs vary by location and are subject to change. Please check with your local campus for any updates, course outlines, and graduation requirements.