Next program start date

February 08, 2023

Finish in as few as

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

*Already an LPN? Our LPN to RN Bridge helps LPNs become RNs faster, further decreasing your time to program completion.

Learning includes

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience

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-accredited2 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.
    • LPN to RN Bridge: for those who are licensed as a practical nurse and ready to pursue their BSN and RN licensure.
  • 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

Take up to two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses as part of your BSN through our accelerated Master’s pathway. Gain advanced knowledge and experience the Master’s program at no additional tuition cost. Save up to $1,650 and graduate in as few as 15 additional months, or in as few as 24 months for Nurse Practitioner specializations, if you decide to continue with your MSN.3

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Registered Nurses is 9%.4 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.

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 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

ESTIMATE YOUR TUITION

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Rasmussen University is committed to making education more affordable for all students. Our tuition estimating tool can help you visualize the cost of your degree and see what savings opportunities are available to help you achieve it.

Estimate Your Tuition

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Rasmussen University believes in helping you make your education as affordable as possible.

Our interactive tuition estimator is designed to help you discover how much you could save on a degree from Rasmussen University.

Simply enter your ZIP code, select the program and credential you're interested in, and click “next”.

Right away, you can see the total estimated cost of your selected degree.

As you engage with the tool, you may see this number start to go down.

You also have the option to see how attending full-time or part-time could impact your tuition—and what your tuition estimate looks like, broken down by quarter.

The tuition estimator walks you through a number of ways you could reduce your overall tuition.

Click the tabs or the “back” and “next” buttons to move through the tool.

Within each tab, answer the question shown as accurately as you can, by interacting with the slider, select menu or radio buttons shown.

You might not feel totally confident in all of your answers. That's okay. This tool is just generating an estimate of how much your degree might cost.

The last tab of the tool shows you your results, including how much you could potentially save on your Rasmussen degree.

Remember, the numbers shown here are just estimates, and the true cost of your degree will vary.

Talk with an admissions advisor for more information about how to make your Rasmussen degree as affordable as possible.

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.5 Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.

Talk to an admissions advisor

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.

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