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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in Orlando, Florida

Bachelor’s Degree

Next Start Dates
April 01, 2024
May 08, 2024

CCNE accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1

National leader
in nursing education

Accelerated Master's pathway option

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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Enhance Your Nursing Skills First Hand

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

Address
385 Douglas Avenue
Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Phone
407-635-8200
Fax
407-635-8282
Hours
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

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.

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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 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 BSN Program Skills Will I Gain?

Patient Care

Learn patient-centered skills with a focus on caring for the whole person. Through on-campus simulations and clinical experiences at healthcare facilities, you’ll prepare to work in a variety of healthcare settings as a registered nurse.

Evidence-Based Practice and Treatment

Search and critique published research. Propose creative, innovative and evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems.

Leadership and Professional Identity

Examine the core values needed to create a professional leadership identity. Your integrity, advocacy and critical thinking skills will help promote your commitment to safe, effective and evidence-based nursing practice.

Baccalaureate Essentials, QSEN and NLN Competencies

Gain a solid theoretical foundation of nursing according to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and National League for Nursing (NLN) competencies.

"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

NCLEX-RN Preparation

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.

In-Person Practice

The North Orlando campus nursing labs, immersive training and medical labs are all dedicated to your success.

Peer Support

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

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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)

You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the BSN degree labs like in Orlando?

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

    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 BSN students.

  • Where are the classrooms for BSN 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 where the Rasmussen University North Orlando campus is located. While mainly Health Sciences and Nursing 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. 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 Professional Nursing program.

    Not sure if nursing is right for you yet? You can also consider our Healthcare Associate’s degree at the North Orlando campus. This program is also a convenient step if you decide to look into nursing in the future.

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Accreditation

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.

Additional accreditation details

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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.

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