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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor's Degree

At Rasmussen College, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and launch a career as a registered nurse. For each entrance option, we’ve created an efficient, tailor-made path to the same dream. Our Accelerated BSN Standard Entrance Option, designed to be completed in 33 months, is for those who haven’t yet earned a degree.1 Our Accelerated BSN Second Degree Entrance Option, earned in as few as 18 months, is for those already holding a Bachelor’s degree.1 

Already an RN? Our RN to BSN Entrance Option is a post-licensure track that can be completed in as few as 18–24 months.1 Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] 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.

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. Visit our Accreditation page to see accredited programs within our Nursing school. Learn more about programmatic accreditation and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Flex Choice®: Get Credit For What You Know

This Bachelor’s degree is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Small Classes = More Student Attention

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

Learn from Leaders in Nursing

Immersive Nursing courses online and on campus are led by compassionate instructors who’ve lived and excelled in the shoes you’re preparing to fill.

Credentials Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

33 months Standard Entrance Option1

18 months Second Degree Entrance Option1

Learning options

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

The Standard Entrance Option is a great choice for students without a Bachelor's degree looking to earn a BSN.

The Second Degree Entrance Option is ideal for students who already hold a Bachelor's degree looking to change their career and enter this fulfilling field.

Prepares you for

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

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

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Your Nursing Career Path

Whether your journey here starts as a first-degree and second-degree BSN student, we offer accelerated paths for earning your BSN degree. Our 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 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. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.2 Here are just a few of the examples of where an accelerated BSN degree can take you.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $32,970 10th Percentile
    • $38,010 25th Percentile
    • $45,030 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Registered Nurses (RN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $48,690 10th Percentile
    • $57,340 25th Percentile
    • $70,000 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $40,630 10th Percentile
    • $55,080 25th Percentile
    • $71,260 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2


  • 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.

Announcement: Rasmussen College Hosting April Site Visit for Evaluation

Rasmussen College wishes to announce that it will host an on-site evaluation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The on-site evaluation is scheduled for April 10-12, 2019.

You are invited to submit written comments directly to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K St., NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
- or -

All written comments should be received by the CCNE by March 20, 2019.

Additional accreditation details

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

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