Let us help you launch your career as a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Enroll with other passionate, like-minded individuals and get the nursing training you need through comprehensive Nursing courses online, on campus and on a faster timeline to graduation. If this is your first Bachelor’s, you can take advantage of Flex Choice® for general education courses, 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 looking to switch careers with a second degree nursing program, we offer accelerated BSN degree paths for earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Join a BSN program with no wait list at most campuses and four start dates per year and start making an impact sooner.2 When you apply, we will look at any and all previous degree work you’ve completed in any qualified program, and transfer in all accepted credit 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. Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.
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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 by transferring their credits and advancing their skills in our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
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%. A BSN degree from Rasmussen College's Nursing School online and on campus can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
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.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- 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
Where Can I Find a Nursing School Near Me?
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. Click below to find a BSN program near you.
- 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 College catalog or contact a program manager for complete details.
- 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.