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.*
To see how this program can help you achieve your goals:
- Course plan customized for you
- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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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.
Acquire management and leadership skills through in-depth course work and practicum experiences.
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
- Home Health Care
- 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.
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Nursing Program Entry Requirements
To learn about the entrance requirements and receive coaching to plan your nursing career path—including TEAS scores, background check and immunizations—contact us to attend a Nursing Information Session.
Applicants to this program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning as recognized by the Department of Education.
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)|
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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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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.
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
NOTE: Reimbursement is not available for the NCLEX exams taken by School of Nursing students.
Program availability varies by campus and state.