All you need is the passion to advance in nursing—we’ll help you take care of the rest, step by step. In your online and on-campus Nursing courses, you’ll work alongside experienced faculty and motivated peers with the same goal: a faster timeline to becoming a registered nurse (RN) with a BSN degree.
Our CCNE-accredited4 accelerated BSN program offers multiple entry options. No matter where you’re starting, we have the tools to help you get there.
- BSN Standard Degree: for those without a Nursing diploma or degree, but ready to dive in and finish quickly.
- BSN Second Degree: for those who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in another field and want to make a career change into nursing.
- Already an RN? Our RN to BSN is online and designed for licensed RNs looking to reach the next level with their BSN.
Step one: Register for a Nursing Info Session.
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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.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2018 and 2028 for registered nurses is 12%. A BSN degree from Rasmussen University's Nursing School, with courses taught in a hybrid online and on-campus model, can help set you up for success in this growing field.
Learn patient-centered skills with a focus on caring for the whole person through on-campus simulations and clinical experiences at healthcare facilities in a variety of healthcare settings.
Evidence-Based Practice and Treatment
Search and critique published research. Propose creative, innovative and evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.
Leadership and Professional Identity
Examine the core values needed to create a professional identity that reflects leadership and management attributes.
Baccalaureate Essentials, QSEN and NLN Competencies
Gain a solid theoretical foundation of nursing according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and National League for Nursing (NLN) competencies.
- NUR 2648
- On Campus
- 2 Credits
- NUR 3306
- 4 Credits
- NUR 3472
- 4 Credits
- NUR 4756
- On Campus
- 5 Credits
Professional Nursing Skills II
Practice experiences to provide ethical, safe, compassionate, holistic nursing care through critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgement.
Genetics & Genomics
Design an evidence-based plan for care inclusive of findings from a focused genetic and genomic assessment.
Emerging Healthcare Technologies and Innovation
Compare strategies to integrate principles of quality and safety with innovative technology and technological advances.
Transition to Practice
Integrate components of nursing leadership to promote quality improvement and safety within a variety of healthcare settings.
43 Total courses required, with no transfer credits
25 Core nursing courses required for all students
180 Credit hours maximum
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Nursing Information Sessions
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
Already an RN? Our RN to BSN program is a post-licensure track that can be completed in as few as 12-18 months. Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Program availability varies by campus and state; see the Rasmussen University catalog or contact an admissions advisor for complete details.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
- The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 655 K Street NW, Suite 750 l Washington, DC 20001 l 202-887-6791
- Number of eligible courses varies by program and ranges from one to two courses. Time and cost savings are dependent on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway. MSN completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.