Start Your Career as a Professional Nurse Without Delay

Earn Your Professional Nursing Associate's Degree

With our Professional Nursing Associate's degree (ADN), you can help start your career path to becoming a registered nurse (RN). Your curriculum includes NCLEX prep work throughout all your professional nursing degree courses, so you become prepared to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and become a registered nurse.

Many of our campuses do not have a waiting list for qualified professional nursing degree candidates, and you are not required to complete pre-nursing courses, so you can apply today to start earning your nursing degree.

Why This Program?

As a Professional Nursing Associate's degree student, you receive the high-quality education you need for a successful career as an RN through:

  • Clinical Experience You Need For Your Career

    Develop your high-touch, in-demand, and patient-focused skills in a variety of healthcare environments

  • One-on-one Support To Help You Succeed

    Receive the personalized attention and hands-on learning you want in both clinical and campus-based classes

  • Real World Insight From Your Faculty

    Faculty members provide a full perspective of today's healthcare industry and patient care techniques through their first-hand industry insights

You can train to become an RN in as little as

21 months

Minimize your time to graduation by transferring credits.*
Find out how

Average Class Size

24 students

Receive the attention you want in small class sizes.

What You'll Learn

As an ADN student, you gain the nursing skills, knowledge, and competencies to prepare you for the NCLEX-RN exam, as well as:

  • Must-have Career Skills

    Clinical skills, nursing values, and hands-on experience required for an entry-level RN career

  • Professional-level Know-how

    Professional confidence, effective patient interaction and communication, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care

  • Diverse Professional Skills

    Patient skills to provide care across the life span and in diverse healthcare settings

Nurses must think and act swiftly. The skills you develop at Rasmussen College help enable you to perform your nursing duties to the best of your ability.

“I chose Rasmussen because there was no waiting list and the staff was exceptional during the application process.”

— Jessica, Nursing Student

Program Entry Requirements

To learn about the entrance requirements and receive coaching to plan your Professional Nursing Associate's degree path—including TEAS® scores, background checks, and immunizations—sign up to attend a Nursing Information Session.

Program Graduation Requirements

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Skills to Help Start Your Nursing Career

Our graduates are working for world-class employers, including:

  • Mayo Clinic
  • Trinity Medical Center
  • Lee Memorial Health Systems
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Health Partners
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Partners in Pediatrics
  • MN Valley Health Care (Essentia Health)

Clinical experience in a variety of settings gives graduates the knowledge they need to be successful registered nurses working in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare environments.

FACT: 95% of our
professional nursing graduates

or continuing their education.*

Healthcare Career Outlook E-Book

Healthcare Career Outlook

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.

Career Options and Salary Estimates

What Could You Earn as an RN?

With your Professional Nursing Associate's degree in hand, you can choose a general practice clinic or specialize in a specific healthcare area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for a career our Professional Nursing graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
Registered Nurse (RN) $53,670 $65,470

The average
starting salary
for our Professional Nursing Associate's degree graduates is


A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings Report from Bureau of Labor Statistcis
National Average Lifetime Earnings* Unemployment Rate*
Bachelor's Degree
$2,281,040 4.9%
Associate's Degree
$1,763,440 6.8%
Some College
$1,622,240 8.7%
High School Diploma
$1,367,880 9.4%

The BLS estimates a

26% Job Growth

for registered nurses by 2020.

Estimate Your Return on Investment (ROI)

Calculate the estimated return on your degree of interest.

Sample Estimated Return on Investment for:
Professional Nursing Associate's degree

  • $65,470 median salary
  • x 30 years
  • $1,964,100 estimated potential lifetime earnings
  • - $40,685 educational program costs*
  • $1,923,415 estimated return on investment

*Educational program costs are representative.

The BLS states the median yearly salary for a Registered Nurses is $65,470. If you invested $40,685 in your Professional Nursing Associate's degree and started a career as a Registered Nurses, your estimated return on investment would be $1,923,415 throughout your career.*

How Much Will It Cost?

Calculate the estimated cost for your degree.

We ask for your ZIP Code because the costs vary by campus.

Financial Aid

We can help you find the financial aid options that work for your situation. With 93% of our students receiving financial aid, we know how to help make your degree more affordable:

Save Money Through Affordable Tuition and Credit Transfers

Watch the video below to learn more about how you can make your Rasmussen College degree more affordable:

Save Time and Money By Transferring Credits

  • Credit from thousands of colleges and universities
    • Transfer your credits from nationally and regionally accredited schools
  • Transfer all your previously-earned general education credits
    • We do not have an expiration date for general education credits
  • Work experience credit
    • Earn credit through prior learning, work, and military experience

» View all of our transfer policies

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An Accredited College You Can Trust

Professional Nursing Program Approval

The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree in Minnesota, Illinois, and Florida is approved by:

  • Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

In addition, the Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree is approved to admit students in Wisconsin.

Upon satisfactory completion of the nursing program requirements, students are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN exam, the RN candidate is eligible for licensure, provided the candidate has satisfied all Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

The Rasmussen College Associate Degree in Nursing program in Ocala, Florida is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

» Learn more about our accreditation

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Learning Commission  Mark of Affiliation

Why You Should Choose Rasmussen College

More than 110 Years of Helping Students Become Successful Professionals

Since 1900, Rasmussen College has provided practical, market-relevant, and career-specific higher education programs designed to give graduates a competitive advantage in the job market and achieve career success.


Your Career Success Remains Our Focus Today

Today, our goal of helping our students become successful professionals remains strong. Whether you choose to earn your college degree on campus or online, everyone at Rasmussen College will work hard to help you achieve the professional success you want:

  • Career Services Advisor

    Helps you develop a resume and search for jobs so you can start your career upon graduation

  • Student Advisor

    Works with you to balance your course load so you graduate on time

  • Technical Support Specialist

    Troubleshoots your technology obstacles 24/7

  • Academic Tutor

    Clarifies complex course material, so you succeed in your courses

  • Student Financial Advisor

    Provides you with a clear understanding of your student loans, scholarships, and grants

Check out your complete SUPPORT+ team and see how they can help you earn your degree.

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Nursing Career

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  • Learn about our programs
  • Talk to faculty and staff
  • Learn about tuition and financial aid
  • Meet the Dean of Nursing
  • Start your application

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Student Testimonial: The hands-on training I experienced at Rasmussen College helped me gain the skill set I needed to succeed as an LPN. Bridget, School of Nursing Graduate

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