Next program start date

May 12, 2021

Finish in as few as

33 months (BSN Standard Degree)1
18 months (BSN Second Degree)

Learning includes

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

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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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.

Get a Head Start on Your MSN

You can take up to two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses as part of the BSN program through our accelerated Master’s pathway. If you decide to continue with your MSN, you'll save up to $1,650 and finish in as few as 15 months.5

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.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Patient Care

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.

male and female nurses
Get into the field quickly with a strong foundation of real-world experience and versatile skills.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Professional Nursing Skills II

    • NUR 2648
    • On Campus
    • 2 Credits

    Practice experiences to provide ethical, safe, compassionate, holistic nursing care through critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgement.

    Genetics & Genomics

    • NUR 3306
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Design an evidence-based plan for care inclusive of findings from a focused genetic and genomic assessment.

    Emerging Healthcare Technologies and Innovation

    • NUR 3472
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Compare strategies to integrate principles of quality and safety with innovative technology and technological advances.

    Transition to Practice

    • NUR 4756
    • On Campus
    • 5 Credits

    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

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Enrollment

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
  • Immunizations

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.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find a Nursing School Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, 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. Click below to find a hybrid on-campus and online BSN program near you.

  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 University catalog or contact an admissions advisor for complete details.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
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