Make a Difference as a Registered Nurse Without Delay

Earn Your Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree

With no waiting list for qualified applicants and no pre-nursing coursework, you can enroll in our Professional Nursing Associate’s degree. Our program has four start dates per year, so you can prepare for a rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN) sooner.

Our courses are taught by an experienced faculty of nurses in small class sizes, with built-in preparation for your NCLEX-RN exams, so you gain the knowledge and skills you need to confidently earn your licensure so you can practice as an RN.

National Council Licensure Examination for licensed professional nurses

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree 18 - 24 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 an RN. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant nursing skills employers seek, including:

  • Patient Care

    Learn patient-centered skills in real-world environments to prepare to serve in a variety of healthcare settings.

  • Well-Rounded Perspective

    Gain first-hand industry insights from nursing faculty with real-world experience.

  • Clinical Decision Making

    Develop critical decision-making skills and care interventions to meet patients’ needs swiftly and calmly.

  • Professional Confidence

    Classroom and experiential learning combine to build your confidence so you can provide exceptional patient care.

Prepare for the NCLEX-RN Exam
While You Study—Your Fee Is Covered

Preparation for Your NCLEX-RN exam is built into every course, and your initial testing fee is reimbursed so you can be prepared to earn the licensure you need to become an RN and improve patients’ lives.**

**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each qualified student’s first NCLEX exam attempt. Subsequent attempts will not be covered.

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

Success Rate

90% of responding December 2012 to June 2013 graduates are working in their field of study or continuing their education.*

*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.

Average Starting Salary

for our Professional Nursing Graduates:

  • Associate's Degree $47,631

Program Entry Requirements

In addition to meeting all other admission requirements, applicants to this program must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. To learn more about admission requirements and how to start planning for your nursing career, sign-up to attend a Nursing Information Session.

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What Could You Earn as an RN?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), continuing your education can help you earn a higher salary and advance your career.* 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 2022)
Registered Nurses$45,630$54,180$66,22019%

Earning a degree can be a valuable investment in your future. See how:

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.

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Affordable Options to Help You Save Money

Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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