Make a Greater Impact on Patients' Lives as a Registered Nurse

Earn Your Professional Nursing Associate's Degree (RN)—Your Way

With our Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program, you'll have the option of four start dates per year. Courses are taught by experienced nurse faculty in small class sizes with built-in preparation for your NCLEX-RN exams. This ensures you gain the knowledge and skills you need to be fully prepared for your licensure—and your NCLEX-RN examination fee will be reimbursed as part of your tuition.*

With no waiting list for qualified applicants and no pre-nursing course work, you can start sooner in a program where you'll gain job-ready skills you can apply to your career right away. To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we've begun offering Flex Choice—an option that allows you to combine faculty-led and optional self-paced courses in order for you to earn your degree more flexibly and more affordably.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Associate's Degree18 - 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 across all programs 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$48,911

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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How Much Could You Earn as an RN?

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 2022)
Registered Nurses$45,630$54,180$66,22019%

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.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years,,

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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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