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RN to BSN

Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

October 05, 2020

Finish in as few as

 12–18 months2

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Flex Choice®

Currently licensed RNs can prepare for a leadership role through our RN to BSN online program. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and move ahead in your nursing career with relevant nursing training and career-focused curriculum. The RN to BSN program allows you to earn your Nursing degree online with Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies on a schedule that works for you.

Save up to $7,950 in tuition and fees with our RN to BSN Get Started Grant—tuition for your first course and up to five Flex Choice® Credit by Assessments are offered at no cost to you. Designed specifically for working nurses, competency-based education is another way that nurses can leverage their previous work experience by demonstrating skills you already know and slowing down on new material.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Continue Practicing with Confidence

Equipped with a focus on patient-centered care and transferable skills, including critical thinking, communication and teamwork—our program allows you to continue your nursing career with confidence.

Seek Holistic Nurse Certification

To help you prepare to work in holistic nursing, our Integrative Nursing elective contains content required for Holistic Nursing Certification.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2026 for registered nurses is 15%.3 A BSN 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?

Leadership Qualities

Gain leadership and management skills and methods to help you advance your nursing career.

Baccalaureate Essentials and QSEN Competencies

Gain a solid theoretical foundation of nursing according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies.

Evidence-Based Practice

Study the science and evidence influencing healthcare practices that improve patient outcomes.

Emerging Healthcare Technology and Practices

Develop digital fluency leveraging current and emerging healthcare technology and informatics and their application to patient care, decision-making and the impacts of local and global population health.

Transferable Skills

You’ll also develop the soft skills you will transfer into your role. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.

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You're already a nurse, but you strive for more—receive the relevant, career-focused curriculum and clinical training you need to succeed.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

Many of the courses integrate technology, informatics and data that will allow you to develop digital fluency and promote improved patient care and outcomes. Knowledge gained is then utilized in the practicum component—often in your own place of work—allowing you to integrate your new knowledge in the field of leadership and public health in your community.

    Practice Excellence through Innovation

    • NUR 3561
    • Online
    • 2 Credits

    Examine innovative process and develop creative ideas that may transform healthcare.

    Clinical Reasoning & Clinical Judgement

    • NUR 4153
    • Online
    • 5 Credits

    Examine the process of transforming learned knowledge and skills into active nursing practice integrating multiple modes of inquiry to support modification of clinical judgement.

    Genetics & Genomics

    • NUR 3306
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Design an evidence-based plan to care inclusive of findings from a focused genetic and genomic assessment.

    Emerging Healthcare Technologies and Innovation

    • NUR 3472
    • Online
    • 4 Credits
    • Practicum

    Integrate principles of quality and safety with innovative technology. Learn how to inform data-driven, valid decisions based on technology, social, legal and ethical components.

17 Courses to Complete

70 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Applicants to this program must have a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the U.S. This program is not available to residents in all states. Speak with an admissions advisor for additional information, including criminal background checks.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn what student aid and financial assistance are available to make it more affordable.

Class Locations

Where Can I Find a Nursing School Near Me?

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. Click below to find an RN to BSN program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  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, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 21, 2020] 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.
  4. Costs include $16,030 in tuition plus $3,430 in fees and books for a total of $19,460.
  5. Terms and conditions apply. Visit the RN to BSN Get Started Grant page for more details.
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