Our Professional Nursing Associate's degree Mobility Bridge Entrance Option can help licensed practical nurses (LPNs) progress from the nursing career they started into the advanced career choice of a registered nurse (RN). Your LPN education and experience provide the foundation for this exciting career change, while our Mobility Bridge Entrance Option (LPN to RN) provides credit transfer opportunities so you can complete the additional education and acquire the advanced skills and training needed to take the NCLEX-RN exam and become eligible to practice as a registered nurse (RN) in as few as 12 to 18 months.*
We start and accept nursing students four times per year, so you can advance your career in the healthcare field without delay.
To see how this program can help you achieve your goals:
- Course plan customized for you
- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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Gain In-Field Nursing Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career in patient care by obtaining nursing qualifications and abilities, including clinical training, patient care, critical thinking and organization skills. Our program is designed to help you develop relevant nursing skills healthcare employers seek, including:
Learn patient-centered interaction skills in real-world environments to prepare to serve in a variety of healthcare settings.
Gain first-hand industry insights in a small class-size environment from nursing faculty with real-world experience.
Develop critical decision-making skills and care interventions to meet patient needs swiftly and calmly.
Classroom and experiential learning combine to build your confidence so you can provide exceptional patient care.
Prepare for the NCLEX-RN Exam While You Study
Preparation for Your NCLEX-RN exam is built into every course, so you can be prepared to earn the licensure you need to become an RN and improve patients' lives.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Nursing programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Assisted Living
- Home Health Care
- Outpatient Surgery Centers
- Public Schools
- Rehabilitation Centers
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
You must be an unencumbered licensed practical nurse. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, enrolling students to this program must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check. To learn more about admission requirements and how to start planning for your nursing career, sign-up to attend a Nursing Information Session.
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How Much Could You Earn as a Registered Nurse?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for registered nurses:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
NOTE: Reimbursement is not available for the NCLEX exams taken by School of Nursing students.