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

Bachelor’s Degree

Next Start Dates
July 01, 2024
August 07, 2024

CCNE accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education1

National leader
in nursing education

Accelerated Master's pathway option

Pursue Your In-Person and Online BSN Degree in Tampa

You have the passion to earn your BSN degree and prepare to become a registered nurse (RN)—let us help you every step of the way at our Tampa/Brandon campus! BSN degree classes are a combination of online and on-campus, with facilities ready to give you the confidence to care for your patients. The state-of-the-art Simulation Center and updated labs will give you the experience you need to think on your feet in critical situations and help meet Florida’s nursing needs. Learn in a safely controlled but realistic setting in our labor and delivery room, ICU and medical-surgical simulation room.

In-person instruction 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, BSN graduates, faculty and experienced BSN nurses.

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On-Campus Clinical Practice for BSN Degree Students

Medical practice settings in Tampa/Brandon.
Nursing lecture room at the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon location.
Comfortable study space available to the student body at the Tampa/Brandon location.

Campus Info

Tampa/Brandon

Address
330 Brandon Town Center Drive
Brandon, Florida 33511
Phone
813-246-7600
Fax
813-246-7697
Hours
M–TH: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

BSN Program Entry Tracks for Every Nursing Student

No matter where you are in your nursing career, there is a path for you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Rasmussen. 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 & Online)

    Similar to a traditional BSN program, this track is designed for students without a nursing diploma or degree looking to enter nursing school. Students can complete the BSN program in as few as 33 months.2

  • LPN to RN Bridge (On Campus & Online)

    Choose this entry track 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

  • Accelerated BSN Second Degree (On Campus & Online)

    If you already have a Bachelor’s degree, but want a career change into nursing, our accelerated BSN degree pathway is the right choice for you. This track option allows you to finish your BSN degree in as few as 18 months.2

  • RN to BSN (Online)

    If you’re already a licensed registered nurse with an Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN), our post-licensure RN to BSN track can help you earn your BSN degree in as few as 12–18 months.2 Our RN to BSN program can be completed online at your own pace and with the same on-campus support. Although this can be completed online at your own pace, you’ll still have the same on-campus support.

BSN Program Information

From day one, you can focus on earning your BSN degree and becoming a registered nurse—we’ll continue to support you wherever the nursing field takes you. As soon as you complete the admissions requirements, you’re admitted into the BSN program with no need to apply twice. To help you get started sooner on your advanced nursing skills, 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 programs, nursing classes, financial aid 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 Tampa/Brandon campus. Take a look at some of the potential in-person courses that will allow you to apply the same skills as other registered nurses and prepare to become a compassionate BSN 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.

  • Multidimensional Care III

    Explore diverse multidimensional strategies for the reproductive, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic and urinary system nursing specialty and overall health promotion.

  • Multidimensional Care IV

    Examine diverse multidimensional strategies for patients with neurological disorders and trauma. Learn about prioritization, educating patients and their caregivers, and providing critical mental health care.

  • 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 an RN and improve overall public health.

Evidence-Based Practice and Treatment

Search and critique published research to promote better patient outcomes. 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.

"Set yourself up for success by connecting with peers, forming a study group, keep a daily planner and remember self-care too. Stay focused, and keep your eye on the prize!"

Leslie Chamblee, MSN, RN
School of Nursing Instructor, Rasmussen University – Tampa/Brandon Campus

NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation

In order to gain your RN license and take the next step in your nursing career, you’ll need to pass your NCLEX-RN®3 licensure exam, also known as the National Council Licensure Examination. That’s why our Tampa/Brandon campus has state-of-the-art labs, updated facilities and the latest patient care technology to help you feel confident as a BSN nurse. You’ll start preparing for the NCLEX from day one of your BSN degree program.

In-Person Practice

The Tampa/Brandon campus Simulation Center, labor and delivery room, ICU and other updated 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 Tampa

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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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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.

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Additional accreditation details

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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