Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN/RN)
You know this is the right field for you and you're ready to become a registered nurse (RN). Still, time is a concern. With Rasmussen College, you can earn your hybrid on-campus and online Associate's degree in Nursing in as few as 18 months.1 Our Professional Nursing LPN to RN Bridge helps qualified students gain the additional skills and knowledge to sit for the NCLEX-RN® certification exam and advance from LPN to RN in as few as 12 to 18 months.1,5 Make the choice to change lives for the better—including your own.
Once you pass the NCLEX-RN certification exam and become an RN, our ladder curriculum helps you smoothly transfer your credits to our RN to BSN program and on the path to earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
Regional and Programmatic Accreditation
Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Visit our Accreditation page to see accredited programs within our Nursing school. Learn more about programmatic accreditation and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Four Start Dates a Year and No Wait List at Many Campuses for Qualified Applicants
When classes start more frequently, you can get a jump start on your new beginning. If you qualify, you can pursue your passion immediately at many campuses without completing pre-nursing coursework. That makes getting your Associate’s degree in Nursing the right move, right now. And once you’ve successfully fulfilled your admission requirements, you’re in the program—there is no need to apply twice. Attend a Nursing Information Session for admission requirements.
#1 Educator of ADN Grads
Rasmussen College is the #1 educator of ADN grads in the country.4 How did we get there? Innovative, foundational curriculum is taught by dedicated and experienced faculty. Use of simulation within the ADN program helps develop skills and prepare students to care for diverse healthcare needs. Our Associate’s degree in Nursing also enhances your nursing education by helping you reinforce your transferable skills, such as communication and critical thinking, in areas that employers are looking for.
Your NCLEX Success Is Our Goal
Sitting for the NCLEX-RN exam is less daunting when you’ve been living the material, not just studying it. That’s why we include hands-on learning in our hybrid on-campus and online Associate’s degree in Nursing from the very start—and why NCLEX® preparation begins the minute the program does.
Professional Nursing (ADN/RN)
- On-Campus and Online Classes
- Field Experience
- Flex Choice® (Optional)
Students looking to enter a fulfilling career and pursue their passion to become an RN in an affordable, hands-on Nursing degree online and on campus.
For students that are already LPNs looking to further their education, sit for the NCLEX-RN exam and become an RN, the LPN to RN Bridge allows students to finish in less time.
Prepares you for
- Physician’s office nurse
- Private medical nurse
- Working in hospitals, home health care services or long-term care facilities
Learn More About Our Associate's Degree in Nursing Program at a Nursing Information Session
Your Nursing Career Path
Our hybrid on-campus and online Associate’s degree in Nursing program is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and attitude to confidently sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is essential to becoming a registered nurse (RN). If you choose to advance your training after earning your Associate’s degree in Nursing and becoming an RN, we’ve made it easy by offering classes and credentials that let you continue working as you further your education. Our Career Path diagram below shows you how our curriculum is designed to let you smoothly transfer from one credential to the next, until you've reached your goal.
Once you pass the NCLEX-RN certification exam and become an RN, our ladder curriculum helps you smoothly transfer your credits to our RN to BSN program and on the path to earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Our RN to BSN program is a post-licensure track that can be completed in as few as 12 or 18 months.1 Students interested in this option must possess a current unencumbered RN license.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here are just a few of the examples of where a Nursing degree can take you.
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN)
Registered Nurses (RN)
Being a nurse opens the doors to so many routes of life. I can’t wait to see where I fit in best.
Associate's Degree in Nursing Graduate
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Fort Myers, Tampa/Brandon, New Port Richey/West Pasco, Ocala (with an off-campus instructional site in Orlando), Florida; Kansas City/Overland Park (with an off-campus instructional site in Topeka), Kansas; Bloomington (with an off-campus instructional site in Blaine), Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud, Minnesota; and Green Bay and Wausau, Wisconsin, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
The ACEN requires that student achievement data be made publicly accessible. View Professional Nursing program outcomes.
- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Does not apply in the state of Illinois.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.
- 2016, 2017 and 2018 Associate Degree Registered Nurse conferrals as reported in IPEDS.
- The LPN to RN Bridge is also referred to as the Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option.