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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 in the growing healthcare field. 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 receive clinical training and learn from veteran nurse faculty who have many years of direct patient-care experience.

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 receive training and prepare for a successful career as a nurse. Our Accelerated Nursing program is designed to help you gain relevant nursing qualifications and skills healthcare 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.

Nursing Program Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Prepare for the NCLEX-RN While You Study

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

Our Grads Work Across Industries

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

  • Assisted Living
  • Clinics
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers
  • Public Schools
  • Rehabilitation Centers

117 Years of Successful Graduates

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

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

Nursing 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, and successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. A block of 64 General Education credits will be awarded upon submission of official transcript. In addition, 15 General Education credits may be awarded based upon previous completion with a grade of C or higher of the three required lab based science courses (Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Human Anatomy & Physiology II, and Introduction to Microbiology). Students are required to complete any unfulfilled lab-based science courses in their first and second quarters of enrollment. Upon completion of the lab-based science courses, the student will then be eligible to enroll in core nursing courses.

*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 nursing professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2026)
Registered Nurses$47,120$56,190$68,45015%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.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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We Help Make College Affordable

At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your Bachelor’s degree in Nursing more attainable.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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