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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Pursue your passion and fulfill your calling to improve the lives of patients by furthering your education. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and gain the skills, knowledge and attitude you need to confidently sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. With no wait list at many campuses and multiple start dates a year, our program allows you to start or advance your nursing education when it’s best for you.

Our accelerated BSN program (ABSN) is specifically designed to prepare you to be a baccalaureate-level Registered Nurse (RN) as quickly as possible.2

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BSN Options That Meet You Where You Are

No matter how you earn your BSN, we offer robust support, tutoring assistance, learning services and a generous transfer policy for previous degree work.

Already an RN? Our RN to BSN program is a post-licensure track that can be completed in as few as 12 or 18 months.1 Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.

Already Have a Bachelor's Degree?

If you already have a Bachelor's degree of any kind, you could complete your accelerated BSN as a second-degree nursing program in as few as 18 months.

No Previous Credits to Transfer in?

If you have no previous credits to transfer in, you can take advantage of Flex Choice® to complete this program in as few as 33 months.1

Have Credits to Transfer in?

If you have some credits to transfer, but not a completed Bachelor's degree, fill out the form for more information and a program manager can work with you to determine how many courses you will need to take and how Flex Choice® can help you.

Regional and Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Small Classes = More Student Attention

Rigorous coursework focused on informatics, QSEN competencies, and hands-on nursing guidance comes with even more support through small, more-interactive class sizes at our Nursing school online and on campus.


NCLEX-RN preparation begins the minute the program does, so you can earn the license you need to become an RN and start improving patients’ lives.

Direct Admission to the Program

Once you have successfully completed your admission requirements, you are admitted into the ABSN program—there is no need to apply twice.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Credentials Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 or 33 months1

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice® (Available for Standard Degree)

Intended for

Students with or without an existing Bachelor's degree—or any amount of previous college-level coursework—looking to earn a BSN.

Prepares you for

Physician’s office nurse, private medical nurse, emergency room, surgical nurse, pediatric nurse, or working in home healthcare services or nursing care facilities.

Already an RN? Our RN to BSN Program May Be Right for You

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What Is an Accelerated BSN? Your Fast Track to an Advanced Nursing Career

Hear from Dr. Joan Rich, Vice President of the Rasmussen College School of Nursing, to get her expertise on the inspirational career path of a nurse and a look into the accelerated BSN program.

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Your Nursing Career Path

Whether your journey here starts as a first-degree or second-degree nursing program BSN student, you’ve always dreamed to make your desire to help others your career. Now that you’re ready to move forward with your passion for nursing, you don’t want to wait any longer than necessary, which is why we offer accelerated paths for earning your BSN degree. Our pre-licensure BSN program is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and attitude to confidently sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is essential to becoming an RN. If you choose to advance your training after becoming an RN, we’ve made it easy by offering classes and credentials that let you continue working as you further your nursing education.

Our Career Path diagram below shows you how our curriculum is designed to let you smoothly transfer from one credential to the next, until you’ve reached your goal. Here are just a few examples of where a Nursing degree can take you.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $33,680 10th Percentile
    • $39,470 25th Percentile
    • $46,240 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Registered Nurses (RN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $50,800 10th Percentile
    • $58,770 25th Percentile
    • $71,730 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $40,370 10th Percentile
    • $55,620 25th Percentile
    • $73,490 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Doctoral or professional degree

The curriculum at Rasmussen College helped me prepare for a nursing career by giving me the knowledge, skills and attitude that I need in today's nursing field.

BSN Graduate

Accreditation and Licensing Information

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The ABSN meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Other eligibility requirements may apply; please verify your eligibility against your state’s board of nursing rules. This program may not meet the educational requirements for licensure as a nurse in states not listed above.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Program availability varies by campus and state; see the Rasmussen College catalog or contact an admissions advisor for complete details.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.
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