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Professional Nursing (ADN/RN) in Orlando, Florida

Associate's Degree

Next Start Dates
July 01, 2024
August 07, 2024

ACEN accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)1

21 months finish in as few as2

National leader
in nursing education

Start Your ADN Program in Orlando, FL

Registered nurses (RNs) are ready for almost anything—that’s why you need interactive on-campus labs that simulate real life. State-of-the-art facilities and labs at our North Orlando campus in Altamonte Springs help our Nursing students prepare to sit for your NCLEX-RN®,3 become registered nurses and support Florida’s healthcare needs. On-campus practice labs and in-person clinicals also allow you to get immediate feedback from your nursing instructors, ask questions and work collaboratively with faculty and other students.

Plus, diving into campus life will give you an opportunity to network with other Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN) students, Nursing graduates and instructors.

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Practice Your Skills as a Future Registered Nurse

Clinical practice settings in Rasmussen University North Orlando.
Clinical practice lab in Rasmussen University North Orlando location.
On-campus study spaces at the Rasmussen University North Orlando location.

Campus Info

North Orlando

385 Douglas Avenue
Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
M–TH: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

Nursing Program Information

You focus on becoming a registered nurse—we’ll focus on supporting your nursing profession from day one. As soon as admission requirements are completed, you’re admitted into the ADN program with no need to apply twice. To help get started sooner, you can also expect:

  • Eight start dates per year
  • No prerequisite courses
  • No waiting list for qualified applicants

Licensed practical nurses can advance their education in as few as 18 months2 through our LPN to RN Bridge.

Learn even more about our Associate’s degree program in Nursing, core nursing courses and curriculum, nursing classes, other Nursing programs and more at our Nursing Information Session.

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Rasmussen knows nursing.

And the first step in charting your future in the field is joining us at a Nursing Information Session.

Speaker 2 (00:09):

And we just go over all the program details. So, breaking down classes, costs, credit transfer, clinicals, scheduling, hours and expectations, different financial aid options, and then discussing the enrollment process and qualifying.

Info sessions are held, you know, during daytime hours. So, it's a great opportunity for prospective nursing students to actually see our current nursing students.

Speaker 3 (00:32):

I think a Nursing Information Session is great because you actually can come to the campus. You can see what the classrooms look like. Uh, they tour through the SIM lab. Like, days when I'm running SIM they'll, you know, they'll, they say, “Hey, can we come walk through your SIM lab?” And so they get to see what it looks like. They get to look behind the scenes and see this is where the teacher sits.

Speaker 2 (00:54):

Um, there's a chance that it'll be in one of our labs. Um, and then what we do is if there aren't classes going on in our SIM labs, we do try to get the tour of that so that prospective nursing students can actually see the SIMs.

Speaker 3 (01:07):

It's a safe learning environment in that it's okay to make mistakes. Um, where students were learning. No, nobody ever said nursing school would be easy, but it's always worth it at the end that being able to be a nurse—function as a nurse. Um, it's just such a fun career.

Speaker 2 (01:26):

Um, we just assure our students that we do have steps in place. We have internal discounts, um, so corporate partner discount, military discount, and then we have a Change A Life scholarship. So, if a student refers somebody else, that new student whose life is being changed by going to school—maybe for the first time—can receive a scholarship.

Speaker 3 (01:43):

I think people realize that it's the career to be in. It's the career. It's, it's a great career to be in. And I think that's what drives people to go back.

Speaker 2 (01:52):

Just keeping in mind that there's a variety of programs here. There's no one set path that is right. It's just students need to figure out which is gonna be the best path for them.

Speaker 1 (02:02):

Take the next step and join us at a Nursing Information Session. Regularly offered at many Rasmussen campuses.

What Types of Nursing Courses Will I Take?

While some courses are online, your Professional Nursing courses will be at our North Orlando campus. Here are examples of the in-person courses that will help you become a confident, caring registered nurse.

  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult
    • Examine how personal attitudes and beliefs about aging impact healthcare for older adults
    • Discover resources for healthcare organizations that promote autonomy, safety and ethical advocacy as patients age
    • Apply knowledge in a healthcare setting during clinical component, such as nursing homes
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
    • Study and promote the health and safety of maternal and pediatric nursing care
    • Examine relevant medication administration, pharmacology, nutritional principles and cultural and spiritual diversity
    • Apply knowledge in a healthcare setting during clinical rotations
  • Professional Nursing Skills II
    • Discover higher-level registered nurse skills for diverse patients across the lifespan
    • Learn to care for patients with respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological and fluid balance disorders
    • Practice skills during an on-campus, supervised lab setting, including newborn and pediatric nursing care
  • Leadership and Professional Identity
    • Explore professional nursing leadership and management responsibilities
    • Enhance decision-making skills and clinical judgment examples to improve patient outcomes
    • Apply professional identity and knowledge of regulatory standards in clinical rotations

What Nursing Program Skills Will I Gain?

Patient Care

Combine essential academic skills with patient-centered care in real-world environments within your nursing school and practice. Prepare to serve in a variety of healthcare settings.

Professional Nursing Confidence

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

Critical Thinking

Develop decision-making skills and care interventions that meet patients’ needs swiftly and calmly and support other health care professionals.

Well-Rounded Perspective

Gain firsthand industry insights from nursing school faculty with real-world experience in nursing practice.

"Rasmussen provides students from a diverse population an equal opportunity to achieve their goals. Having a great team to support and assist definitely leads to the success for all students and a healthy work environment for everyone."

Dr. Suzann Mohammed, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN
Associate Nursing Faculty, Rasmussen University – North Orlando Campus

NCLEX-RN Licensure Examination

Once you graduate from the ADN program, you’ll be able to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam in order to become a registered nurse. In 2018, our North Orlando campus was updated to provide the state-of-the-art labs and facilities to support your NCLEX-RN success. As a Nursing student, you‘ll practice what registered nurses experience in the field. These are only a few ways that you’ll start preparing for the NCLEX-RN from day one.

In-Person Practice

Practice your own nursing concepts and clinical skills at the North Orlando campus nursing labs, immersive training and medical labs. You’ll be able to sit confidently for the NCLEX-RN.

Peer Support

You won’t have to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® exam on your own. Collaborate with other BSN students, faculty and peer tutors.

Library and Learning Services

Access the award-winning online Library and Learning Services team and resources. They even create special collections for NCLEX study prep.

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Nursing Career Options in Orlando

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13,2505 Projected annual job openings for RNs in Florida (2020–2030)

+15%5 Projected RN jobs growth in Florida (2020–2030)

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Tuition & Savings

Do the Math:

With eight start dates6 a year at most campuses and a total of 25 courses—each 11 weeks in length—full-time students can finish in as few as 21 months2 for an estimated total program cost of $51,414.

$432 cost per credit
x 102 total credits
$44,064 total tuition
+ $7,350 total fees
$51,414 estimated total program cost

Learn more about the financial aid cost of attendance (COA).

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Other Ways to Save

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how our Associate’s degree in Nursing program is designed to be more affordable with transfer credits, self-directed assessments, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Entrance Requirements

Unlike many other nursing schools, there is no prerequisite coursework for the ADN program. At many campuses there are no wait lists for qualified applicants. With eight start dates a year at most campuses, you can begin your ADN classes when it's convenient for you.6 Check out the course catalog for full acceptance requirements, general education courses, nursing concepts and more.

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You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the ADN program labs like in Orlando?

    The North Orlando campus houses simulation equipment in the campus’ four labs for Health Sciences and Nursing degree students. These simulation and practice labs will help you prepare for a variety of healthcare settings. You can find these labs on the first level of the building.

    You’ll practice on the latest medical and healthcare technology, including patient simulators. These are safe learning environments for you to practice, ask questions and collaborate with other Associate’s degree in Nursing students.

  • Where are the classrooms for Nursing program students on the Orlando campus?

    The North Orlando campus is located Altamonte Springs, a northern suburb of Orlando—15 minutes from downtown Orlando. It hosts classrooms, a computer lab, and a learning and collaboration space.

    You can find classrooms on the first floor of the building. While mainly Health Sciences and Nursing degree program students visit the campus, you may find students, graduates, faculty, peer tutors and staff from a variety of backgrounds.

  • Are there any nursing information sessions at the Orlando campus?

    Nursing Information Sessions are held virtually (unless otherwise noted) to help fit into your busy schedule. You may also have the opportunity to tour through the campus simulation lab. Upon registering for a session, further details will be shared via email by Admissions. Sign up for a Nursing Information Session to learn more.

  • What other Nursing programs are available at the Orlando campus?

    The North Orlando campus also offers the BSN program on campus to prepare students to become registered nurses with their Bachelor’s degree.

  • What is the difference between practical and professional nursing?

    Practical nursing refers to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who provide hands-on nursing care, working under the direction of healthcare workers such as registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians. This can include monitoring patients' health, administering basic health care, reporting patient concerns and updating health records. Many LPNs work in assisted living, healthcare facilities or residential services rather than in hospitals.

    Professional nursing, on the other hand, refers to registered nurses with an associate in degree nursing (ADN) who typically have a greater variety of job opportunities in the work environment. RNs often supervise others and count on their critical thinking skills to perform assessments and make judgments about patient care. RNs who complete an associate degree nursing program are more likely to work in hospitals in a variety of roles.

    To learn more about the differences between Nursing degrees, check out our blog post: Practical Nursing vs. Professional Nursing: Understanding the Differences.

  • What are the prerequisites for the Associate’s degree in Nursing program?

    Unlike many other associate degree nursing programs, there is no prerequisite coursework and there are no wait lists at many campuses for qualified applicants. You only need to apply once and you can begin your ADN classes on one of eight start dates a year.

  • ADN vs. BSN: Is there a difference?

    Both an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can help prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and a career as a registered nurse (RN).

    An associate degree in nursing program can be completed in a shorter amount of time and for less money. A BSN is a longer time commitment up front, but results in a higher academic credential and a greater variety of career opportunities, including in nursing management and leadership roles.

    If you choose to earn your Associate Degree in Nursing now, you can still earn a BSN through the online RN to BSN program.

    To learn more about the differences between ADN and BSN, check out our blog post: RN vs. BSN: Is There a Difference?

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Ocala campus (with an off-campus instructional site in North Orlando) located in Ocala, Florida, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.