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Earn Your BSN Degree in Orlando, Florida
Registered nurses (RNs) need to use their hands and think on their feet, making in-person education essential to your nursing career. That’s why our North Orlando campus in Altamonte Springs focuses on providing state-of-the-art labs and immersive facilities for our Nursing students and to help meet Florida’s needs. This also gives you immediate feedback from your nursing instructors, the ability to ask questions and work collaboratively with faculty and other students.
Plus, diving into campus life will give you an opportunity to network with other BSN students, Nursing graduates, BSN nurses and faculty.
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BSN Entry Tracks for Every Nursing Student
One of the best parts about pursuing your Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Rasmussen is that there is a path to help every nurse at every level. Choose the BSN program entry track that works best for you. In our BSN program, you can also choose to take up to two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses at no extra tuition cost through our accelerated Master’s pathway.
BSN Standard Degree (On Campus and Online)
Designed for students without a nursing diploma or degree. Students can complete the BSN program in as few as 33 months.2
LPN to RN Bridge (On Campus and Online)
If you’re already a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and interested in pursuing your RN licensure, you could earn your BSN degree faster in as few as 18 months with our LPN to RN Bridge.2
BSN Second Degree (On Campus and Online)
You already have a Bachelor’s degree, but you want a career change into nursing. This BSN program option allows you to finish in as few as 18 months.2
RN to BSN (Online)
If you’re already a registered nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN), choose this post-licensure track and finish in as few as 12–18 months.2 Although this can be completed online at your own pace, you’ll still have the same on-campus support.
BSN Program Information
You focus on becoming a registered nurse—our job is to support you throughout your nursing profession from day one. As soon as you complete the admission requirements, you’re admitted into the BSN program with no need to apply twice. To help you get started sooner, you can also expect:
- Eight start dates per year
- No prerequisite courses
- No waiting list for qualified applicants
Learn even more about our BSN degree program, nursing curriculum, nursing classes and more at our Nursing Information Session.
What Types of Nursing Courses Will I Take?
While some courses are offered online, the rest of your BSN program courses will be at our North Orlando campus. Take a look at some of the in-person courses that will help you become a confident, caring registered nurse.
Professional Nursing Skills II
Practice experiences to provide ethical, safe, compassionate, holistic nursing care and health assessment through critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment.
Mental and Behavioral Health Nursing
Explore internal and external factors that impact patients and their psychiatric mental health nursing care, as well as the complexities of caring for clients experiencing mental health disorders.
Public Health Nursing
Examine the foundations of public health nursing and impact of community on health promotion, including culture, diverse patient populations, health determinants and governing policy.
Transition to Practice
Collaborate with nurses and other health professionals to integrate leadership principles and professional identity to provide comprehensive, evidence-based and multidimensional nursing case.
"What I admire the most is the close relationships that are developed among faculty to work collaboratively with each other within both Orlando and Ocala campuses."
Dr. Suzann Mohammed, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN
Associate Nursing Faculty, Rasmussen University – North Orlando Campus
In order to become a registered nurse, you’ll need to pass your NCLEX-RN®3 licensure exam. That’s why our North Orlando campus was updated in 2018 to provide state-of-the-art labs and facilities to help you experience what registered nurses experience in the field. There are many ways that you’ll be able to start preparing for NCLEX in the BSN program, starting from day one.
The North Orlando campus nursing labs, immersive training and medical labs are all dedicated to your success.
You won’t be preparing for the licensure exam alone. 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.
Nursing Career Options in Orlando
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The ABSN meets the educational requirements to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Other eligibility requirements may apply; please verify your eligibility against your state’s board of nursing rules. This program may not meet the educational requirements for licensure as a nurse in states not listed above.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.