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 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 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:Tampa/Brandon, Ocala, Moorhead, Land O Lakes/East Pasco, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan, Blaine, Kansas City/Overland Park, St. Cloud, Mankato, Bloomington, Rockford, Fort Myers, Romeoville/Joliet, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Wausau, Green Bay, Topeka


Upcoming Events  
Spring Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 12
Spring Mid Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday — Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 22
Spring Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring I Session 2014 begins
May 18
Spring I Session 2014 ends
May 19
Spring II Session 2014 begins
June 29
Spring II Session 2014 ends
Summer Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 11
Summer Mid Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday — Labor Day, campuses closed
September 21
Summer Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer I Session 2014 begins
August 17
Summer I Session 2014 ends
August 18
Summer II Session 2014 begins
September 28
Summer II Session 2014 ends
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 10
Fall Mid Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 27
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
November 28
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 21
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
December 25
Holiday — Christmas Day, campuses closed

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall I Session 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall I Session 2014 ends
November 17
Fall II Session 2014 begins
December 28
Fall II Session 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter Quarter 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 9
Winter Mid Quarter 2015 begins
March 22
Winter Quarter 2015 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter I Session 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 8
Winter I Session 2015 ends
February 9
Winter II Session 2015 begins
March 29
Winter II Session 2015 ends


Recent Blog Posts

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