School of Nursing

Earn Your Nursing Degree on Campus or an RN to BSN Nursing Degree Online

Our School of Nursing offers current and future nursing professionals the respected and relevant degree options they need to either start or help advance their nursing careers. With curriculum that is continuously evaluated and updated to include the most advanced and effective patient care procedures, our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to have a memorable and positive impact on the health and well-being of their patients.

Our three nursing degrees prepare you for a successful nursing career at varied levels and throughout your patients’ healing process:

  • Practical Nursing program offered at multiple campuses in Minnesota and Florida
  • Professional Nursing Associate’s degree is offered in Florida at our Fort Myers, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Ocala and Tampa/Brandon campuses; in Illinois at our Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet campuses; in Kansas at our Topeka and Overland Park campuses; in Minnesota at our Blaine, Bloomington, Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud campuses; and in Wisconsin at our Green Bay and Wausau campuses.
    • Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option is offered in Florida at our Fort Myers, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Ocala, and Tampa/Brandon campuses; in Kansas at our Topeka and Overland Park campuses; in Minnesota at our Blaine, Bloomington, Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud campuses, and in Wisconsin at our Green Bay and Wausau campuses.
  • RN to BSN is accredited by CCNE and available completely online to students who have an active RN license and an Associate’s degree or Diploma in nursing. Students in Iowa, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, and Wyoming are not eligible for enrollment in the RN to BSN program at this time.

The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree in Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin is approved by the Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin Boards of Nursing. Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, please visit ncahlc.org.

Ongoing Events  
Nursing Information Sessions
Information sessions are held regularly. Find out when one is happening near you!
Location:Ocala, Tampa/Brandon, Topeka, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Land O Lakes/East Pasco, Moorhead, Rockford, Eagan, Kansas City/Overland Park, St. Cloud, Mankato, Bloomington, Blaine, Romeoville/Joliet, Fort Myers, Green Bay, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Wausau


Upcoming Events  
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day


Recent Blog Posts

5 Reasons to Pursue Non-Clinical Nursing Jobs
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Written by Kristina Ericksen on December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments


5 Real Work-From-Home Nursing Jobs
Work-from-home nursing jobs do exist. We got some nursing experts to tell you about the details of their work-from-home job so maybe it can turn into your work-from-home job in the future.

Written by Elizabeth Xu on December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments


Top BSN Career Opportunities by State [Interactive Map]
Advancing your registered nursing career with a bachelor's degree opens a lot of doors. And knowing the next most sought after opportunities out there can help you plan in advance your specialization.

Written by Katy Katz on November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments