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January 02, 2019

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®

Let us help you launch your career as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree. Enroll with other passionate, like-minded individuals and get the nursing training you need through comprehensive Nursing courses online and on campus. Our BSN degree is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

Whether you’re just starting out or switching careers as a second-degree BSN student, we offer accelerated BSN degree paths for earning our Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. A-BSN entrance options have no waiting list and four start dates per year, so you can start making an impact sooner. The Standard Entrance Option is meant for students without a Bachelor's degree looking to earn a BSN. The Second Degree BSN Entrance Option is ideal for students who already have a Bachelor's degree looking to change their career and enter this fulfilling field.

Already an RN? Our RN to BSN Program 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 Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Sit for the NCLEX-RN Exam

Taught by experienced and skilled nurse faculty, our BSN program prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN national certification exam. That means you can earn the licensure you need to become a confident RN.

Confidently Work in Healthcare

Our graduates are able to confidently work in a variety of healthcare fields. BSN graduates also have additional opportunities to further their education in the future.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for registered nurses is 15%.2 A BSN degree from Rasmussen College's Nursing school online and on campus can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Real-World Practicum Settings

Learn hands-on in a variety of practicum settings as you develop skills in diagnosis, patient-centered care, data analysis and critical thinking.

Evidence-Based Practice and Treatment

Search and critique published research. Propose creative, innovative and evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.

Leadership

Acquire management and leadership skills through in-depth course work and practicum experiences.

QSEN Competencies

Understand current quality and safety issues in healthcare as well as the guidelines and systems impacting healthcare agencies.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Essentials of Professional Nursing

    • NUR 3294
    • Online
    • 6 Credits

    Integrates the values and engage in professional nursing practice as generalists become productive and effective staff members. This theory, laboratory and clinical course incorporates critical thinking and analyses, integration of inter-disciplinary theories and concepts and the nursing process, as they are the frameworks from which evidence-based nursing care is delivered.

    Adult Health – Acute Care

    • NUR 3463
    • Online
    • 8 Credits

    Focuses on providing holistic nursing care to adult clients experiencing acute physiological alterations in health. This theory, laboratory and clinical course explores the physiological and psychosocial factors that contribute to altered health states and their impact on clients and their families.

    Nursing Informatics

    • NUR 4870
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Integrates nursing science, information science, computer science and cognitive science to acquire, process, design and disseminate knowledge.

40 BSN Standard Entrance Courses to Complete

21 BSN Second Degree Courses to Complete

181 Credit Hours

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To learn more about entrance requirements and receive help planning your career path, attend a Nursing Information Session where you’ll learn about:

  • TEAS scores
  • Background checks
  • Immunizations

Applicants to the A-BSN Second Degree Entrance Option must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning as recognized by the Department of Education.

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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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.

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