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RN to BSN Entrance Option

Bachelor's Degree

Currently licensed RNs can prepare for a leadership role through our online RN to BSN Entrance Option. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and move ahead in your nursing career with relevant nursing training and career-focused curriculum. Our RN to BSN Entrance Option is designed to help you gain advanced nursing skills employers seek in as few as 18–24 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 Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] 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.

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy life. Our online learning options were designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule.

Built on QSEN Competencies

We prioritize expanding leadership skills and QSEN (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) competencies for effective professionals and socially responsible citizens.

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 Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Flex Choice® = Self-Directed Assessments

This Bachelor’s degree-completion program is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Credentials Offered

RN to BSN Entrance Option

Bachelor's Degree

Finish in as few as

 18–24 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students who are already licensed RNs looking to pursue further education and earn a BSN degree with advanced knowledge about the field.

Prepares you for

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

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Your Nursing Career Path

Our RN to BSN online program is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and attitude to confidently sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is essential to becoming an RN. If you choose to advance your training after 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. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.2 Here are just a few of the examples of where a Nursing degree online can take you.

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $32,970 10th Percentile
    • $38,010 25th Percentile
    • $45,030 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    12%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Postsecondary Non-Degree Award

Registered Nurses (RN)

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $48,690 10th Percentile
    • $57,340 25th Percentile
    • $70,000 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    15%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $40,630 10th Percentile
    • $55,080 25th Percentile
    • $71,260 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:2

    24%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Doctoral or professional 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.”

Mary
RN to BSN Graduate

Accreditation Information

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
ccneaccreditation.org
202-887-6791

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