Nursing Programs

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Whether you’re just starting or already a working nurse, we have you covered with pre-licensure programs (Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing and BSN) and post-licensure programs (RN to BSN, MSN, Post-Graduate Certificates and DNP).

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Nursing Programs for Every Level

You know where you want to go as a nurse, and we have the nursing programs to help you get there. We'll help you figure out which nursing program is right for you and provide a clear path forward.2

We’ll also support you step by step with the education and skills that take you to the next level. Rasmussen University is proud to be a national leader in nursing education.

Find Which Nursing Program Is Right for You

Nursing Program Paths for Non-licensed Nurses and Licensed Nurses This diagram shows the different programs available for licensed and non-licensed nurses.

The first factor is whether you’re a licensed nurse or not. If you aren’t a licensed nurse, our Practical Nursing Diploma, Professional Nursing Associate’s degree (ADN) or accelerated Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) would offer the support you need to launch your career. Next step: attend a Nursing Information Session.

If you already have your license as a practical or registered nurse, our LPN to RN Bridge and online RN to BSN can help you reach your next goal faster.

Once you have your BSN, you can set your eyes on graduate programs. Expand your nursing knowledge and make a lasting impression on the nursing field with your online MSN degree. Choose from three specializations to expand your RN scope in education, leadership and technology. Or, pursue advanced practice with your online MSN-NP program with the choice of four specializations. The online DNP is for nurses called to lead at the highest level of healthcare.

Ready for a new specialty or another level of leadership? Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates are perfect for nurses with their MSN or DNP looking to expand their skills.

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What It Means to Be a Nurse

Becoming a nurse takes hard work and dedication—which is why we promise to give you the support, training and knowledge you need to flourish. Rasmussen University has a Nursing program for every level so you can let your light shine wherever your goals may lead you.

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Thriving Nursing Network

Join our thriving network of over 8,500 nursing students, 19,500 nursing alumni and 600 nursing faculty.1 With this amount of experience under our belt, we understand the strength nurses bring and the support they need throughout their nursing education and career.

Attend a Nursing Information Session

Get a firsthand look at our pre-licensure nursing programs at an information session. You can tour the campus, get your questions answered and speak with your admissions advisor about your path to becoming a nurse.

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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Rasmussen University Nursing Programs

If you want to start a career in nursing, there’s reason to be optimistic—demand for both licensed practical nurses and registered nurses has remained steadily strong.1 Learn more about our educational offerings, career outcomes and how we stand out from other nursing programs.

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