School of Nursing

Respected Degrees for Current and Aspiring Nurses

Prepare to start or advance your career as a nursing professional through:

  • No wait list at many of our campuses and four starts per year

    Prepare to start or advance your nursing career sooner

  • Preparation to pass the NCLEX exams

    Receive guidance by qualified faculty and industry leaders designed to help you pass the professional board exam

  • Strong network of local partnerships

    We work with many clinics and hospitals to provide clinical training and job opportunities

Nursing Information Sessions are held regularly. Find out when one is happening near you!

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  1. Practical Nursing

    Career preparation for:

    • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
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  2. RN to BSN

    Career preparation for:

    • Registered Nurses
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*RN to BSN program is only available to students who have an active RN license and Associate's degree or Diploma in nursing.

Program availability varies by state and campus.

School of Nursing Mission

In accordance with the mission statement of Rasmussen College, the School of Nursing mission is to cultivate a learning environment that develops a skill set for critical thinking and to educate students in the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide safe and competent nursing care in the communities we serve. Read Our Philosophy »

The School of Nursing philosophy is anchored in the belief that nursing education should prepare students to function safely and effectively in the generalist role. We believe that nursing education should provide students an opportunity to progress within a laddered curriculum in order to enhance the profession of nursing and to serve as a foundation for life-long learning. Nurses should be prepared to provide ethical, holistic and compassionate care to diverse populations in a variety of settings. We feel that by incorporating into our curriculum the standards set forth by our governing bodies, the evidence-based research provided by our colleagues, and the values and criteria promoted by our national nursing organizations, our goal can best be accomplished.

Healthcare Career Outlook

2014 Healthcare Career Outlook: Your Guide to Planning a Future in Health Sciences

With the healthcare field continuing to expand, our Healthcare Career Outlook provides an overview of in-demand career opportunities and respective job responsibilities, salaries and expected job growth.

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