Go All-In on Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

The Accelerated BSN Second Degree Entrance Option

The Accelerated BSN Second Degree Entrance Option is a full-time, high-intensity program that demands your complete focus, dedication and passion in exchange for the possibility of completing your CCNE-accredited BSN degree in as few as 18 months.* Participants of this option must hold a Bachelor’s degree.

As an Accelerated BSN candidate, you’ll enroll with passionate, like-minded individuals with similar work and life experiences, all of whom are motivated to take advantage of this rare second chance to pursue a dream. Expect a fast-paced, energized atmosphere that offers personalized support systems including library and learning services, tutoring services and a 24-hour personal support center. Along the way, you’ll learn from veteran nurse faculty with many years of direct patient-care experience.

This degree is competitively priced and offers affordable options that help you invest wisely in your education.

If you’ve got the drive, passion and focus—knowing just 18 months stand between you and graduation—the Accelerated BSN is your path to becoming the nurse you were meant to be.*

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Bachelor's Degree18 Months

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Gain In-Demand Nursing Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career as a registered nurse. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Real-World Practicum Settings

    Learn hands-on in a diversity of practicum settings as you develop skills in diagnosis, patient-centered care, data analysis and critical thinking.

  • Evidence-Based Practice and Treatment

    Study the use of evidence-based practice issues. Search and critique published research. And propose creative, innovative and evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.

  • Leadership

    Acquire management and leadership skills through in-depth course work and practicum experiences.

  • QSEN Competencies

    Understand current quality and safety issues in healthcare as well as the guidelines and systems impacting healthcare agencies.

Program Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE):
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Prepare for the NCLEX-RN While You Study

As a Rasmussen College student, your preparation for your NCLEX-RN exam is built into the program, enabling you to be fully prepared to pass the test when you graduate.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Nursing programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Florida Hospital
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • North Pinellas Children's Medical Center
  • Citrus Memorial Health System
  • HealthPartners
  • Sanford Health
  • Fairview Health Services
  • Aurora Health Center
  • Citrus Memorial Hospital

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

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At Rasmussen College, it is important to us that we provide transparent, up-to-date salary estimates for all our degree programs as reported by our graduates. However, there is insufficient data available for this particular degree program at this time. Please check back, as we are working diligently to publish the updated salary information.

Program Entry Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment, students must have a conferred Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, earn a 75% or higher composite score on the TEAS, successfully complete and pass a criminal background check, and have completed the following pre-entry coursework: Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and Introduction to Microbiology.*

*To learn more about our complete enrollment guidelines, contact Rasmussen College to speak with a program manager.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Registered Nurse?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for health sciences professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Registered Nurses$45,880$54,620$66,64019%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 21, 2015] [bls.gov/oes]. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 21, 2015] [bls.gov/ooh/]. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we’ve lowered tuition and offer the options you need to make earning your degree even more attainable. See how you can save:

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