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Bachelor's Degree

We understand the demands of a busy nurse’s schedule. Trying to balance a job while advancing a career can be a tricky proposition. That’s why we’ve designed an accredited Nursing degree program with you in mind, making it possible to keep working as you earn your BSN credential. And because you don’t want to start from square one, we offer a competency-based education curriculum letting you show what you’ve learned previously, so you move ahead accordingly. We offer a flexible schedule that gives you freedom, making work-life and home-life more manageable.

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Regional and Programmatic Accreditation

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Control Your Cost

Subscription-Based Pricing
Ideal for students motivated to move quickly and maximize savings.
Pay $4,250 per six-month term and complete as many courses as you want in each six-month term (17 courses total).1
Finish in 2 terms for $8,5002,1
Finish in 3 terms for $12,7502,1

Per-Credit Pricing
For RNs who want to take a specific number of courses per term. 
Pay $229 per credit for a total of 70 credits.4
$175 per course technology fees for a total of 17 courses plus 2 lab components.4

Competency-Based Education (CBE)

Time-efficient and cost-effective—it also comes with peace of mind. You’ll have 24-hour tech help, support from multiple faculty and tutoring assistance if you need it. Typically, you can finish your program in as few as 12 or 18 months. See how CBE works.

Transferable Skills

Along with program-specific skills, students in all programs and at all credential levels learn six employer-valued transferable skills, or soft skills: critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, communication, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility.

All six skills are strategically embedded into your program, further preparing you for your career. As an RN to BSN student, you’ll demonstrate critical thinking through complex problem-solving and the integration of innovative strategies for providing client care. Develop digital fluency by leveraging current and emerging healthcare technology to enhance the quality of healthcare delivery and patient safety. Learn more about transferable skills.

RN to BSN Credentials Offered


Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

 12 or 18 months2

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Field Experience
  • Campus Support and Resources

Intended for

Students who are currently licensed RNs looking to pursue further education and earn a BSN degree focusing on strategic leadership practices to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes as a BSN-prepared nurse.

Prepares you for

Physician’s office nurse, private medical nurse, surgical nurse, pediatric nurse or working in emergency rooms, home healthcare services or nursing care facilities

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Your Nursing Career Path

Our CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program features curriculum focused on strategic leadership practices to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes of a BSN prepared nurse. You’ll explore evidence-based practice, population health and healthcare technology as well as the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education in Nursing and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3

Registered Nurses (RN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $50,800 10th Percentile
    • $58,770 25th Percentile
    • $71,730 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3


  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

While some might skim through an online education and barely make it by, there’s very good rigor if you’re an involved student and a student that really wants to learn. Instructor responsiveness made it a positive learning experience for me.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Additional accreditation details

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

  1. Plus book fees. The cost displayed on this page excludes a book fee of $15/book. There are seven books required in this program for a total of $105. See the Rasmussen College catalog or tuition estimator for additional information regarding books.
  2. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.
  4. Costs include $16,030 in tuition plus $3,430 in fees and books for a total of $19,460.
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