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Professional Nursing (ADN)

Associate's Degree

Next start date

January 02, 2019

Finish in as few as

18 months1

12–18 months Mobility Bridge Entrance Option1

Learning options

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice®

Earning your Associate's degree in Nursing expands your skill set and prepares you to be a registered nurse (RN). Our experienced faculty bring practical day-to-day applications into all of your Nursing courses. With immersive, hands-on training in a variety of clinical settings, you’ll be fully prepared for the scenarios you’ll encounter in the workforce. This ADN program is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

If you are just starting out in the nursing field, the Professional Nursing (ADN) program is the perfect place to begin your journey and allows you to finish in as few as 18 months.1 Already an LPN looking to further your education? The ADN Mobility Bridge Entrance Option helps you earn your credential in a shorter amount of time in as few as 12–18 months.1

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. 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.

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 ADN programs prepare 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 fields, including: physician's office nursing, private medical nursing, emergency room nursing, surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, or working in hospitals, home health care services or nursing care facilities.

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%.2 A Nursing degree from Rasmussen College 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 in real-world environments to prepare to serve in a variety of healthcare settings.

Well-Rounded Perspective

Gain first-hand industry insights from nursing faculty with real-world experience.

Clinical Decision-Making

Develop critical decision-making skills and care interventions to meet patients’ needs swiftly and calmly.

Professional Confidence

Classroom and experiential learning combine to build your confidence so you can provide exceptional patient care.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Dimensions of Nursing Practice

    • NUR 2058
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Covers key principles and concepts of professional nursing and how nursing is practiced in diverse healthcare settings with patients across their life span.

    Role Scope Quality and Leadership in Professional Nursing

    • NUR 2868
    • Hybrid
    • 4 Credits

    Comprised of a theory and clinical component where students can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes gained throughout the Professional Nursing Program.

    Professional Nursing Capstone

    • NUR 2944
    • Hybrid
    • 2 Credits

    Reexamines the student’s journey through the Professional Nursing Program, preparing the student for licensure and mentoring for the transition to practice.

Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

To learn 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

To enroll in the Professional Nursing Associate's degree Mobility Bridge Entrance Option, students must hold a current unencumbered Practical Nursing license in the U.S.

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Class Locations

Where Will I Take These Classes?

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.

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