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Minnesota School of Nursing

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As the baby boomer generation ages, Minnesota will see both a shortage of nurses and an influx of patients needing care. As a result, there is a current nursing shortage across the state. Nationally, registered nurse roles are projected to increase with 210,400 openings each year, on average, over the decade—growing to a total of approximately 3.4 million jobs. Rasmussen College is proud to be the #1 educator of Practical Nursing grads in Minnesota and the #1 educator of Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) grads in Minnesota and the country.,

Step up and take on the challenge at Rasmussen College. We’re proud to offer innovative, career-focused programs designed for today’s competitive landscape. And in the nursing profession, there’s no place like Minnesota—it’s widely seen as one of the country’s top healthcare hubs.

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male and female nurses

Prepare for a Variety of In-Demand Nursing Roles in Minnesota

  • Registered nurse (RN)
  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Medical-surgical nurse
  • Intensive care unit RN
  • Nurse case manager
  • Home health RN
  • Emergency room RN
  • Operating room RN
  • Clinical nurse
  • Travel RN

+4,200Projected annual job openings in Minnesota for RNs (2016 - 2026)

$80,130Annual mean wage of RNs in Minnesota (2019)

$48,460Annual mean wage of LPNs in Minnesota (2019)

Minnesota School of Nursing Campuses

Rasmussen College Blaine campus

Blaine Campus

3629 95th Avenue NE
Blaine, MN 55014

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Rasmussen College Bloomington campus

Bloomington Campus

4400 West 78th Street
6th Floor
Bloomington, MN 55435

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Rasmussen College Brooklyn Park campus

Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus

8301 93rd Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

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Rasmussen College Eagan campus

Eagan Campus

3500 Federal Drive
Eagan, MN 55122

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Rasmussen College Lake Elmo campus

Lake Elmo/Woodbury Campus

8565 Eagle Point Circle
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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Rasmussen College Mankato campus

Mankato Campus

1400 Madison Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

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Rasmussen College Moorhead campus

Moorhead Campus

1250 29th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56560

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Rasmussen College St. Cloud campus

St. Cloud Campus

226 Park Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Nursing Programs in Minnesota

The right program on every level.

Whether you’re just starting out or ready to lead, there are a variety of Nursing program options available at our eight Minnesota campuses.

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Practical Nursing - Diploma

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice (Optional)

Getting started starts here. You'll grow your nursing skills as you prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam in a smaller class size with a bigger support system. Develop real world skills while you earn your degree and seek licensure.

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Professional Nursing - Associate's Degree (ADN/RN)

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice (Optional)

The right choice if you’re just starting out in the field, or moving from an LPN to an RN. This program gives you thorough preparation and the necessary tools to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. Immersive training and simulation experiences prepare you for clinicals.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Bachelor's Degree

  • On-Campus and Online Classes
  • Field Experience
  • Flex Choice (Available for Standard Degree)

Our standard entry option is for students without a Bachelor's degree and our accelerated second degree entry option is for students with a Bachelor's degree who want to make a career change into nursing. Our BSN offers robust support, tutoring assistance and small interactive classes to help you earn the licensure you need to become an RN.

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RN to BSN - Bachelor's Degree

  • Online Classes
  • Practicum Experience in Local Community
  • Campus Support and Resources

If you are already a licensed RN, broaden your knowledge and expand your skills by earning a BSN degree. Focusing on strategic leadership and practices, the program is constructed to provide flexibility for busy schedules. And it will help prepare you for the leadership role you want.

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Master's Degree

  • Online Classes
  • Practicum Experience in Local Community
  • Campus Support and Resources

Patients know how important you’ve been in their lives. Now it’s time to guide fellow nurses and take your career to new heights. This MSN program has two specializations: Nursing Leadership and Administration and Nursing Education. Combining online learning and in-person experiences, you’ll be honing your skills at a higher level.

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Student and Alumni Reviews

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Rasmussen’s ever-evolving Nursing curriculum and integration with new technology in our courses and classrooms are putting us on the forefront for training nurses prepared for the future.

Krista Hoekstra
Rasmussen College Area Dean of Nursing

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] 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.
  2. According to 2016, 2017 and 2018 Associate Degree Registered Nurse conferrals as reported in IPEDS.
  3. According to 2016, 2017 and 2018 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training conferrals as reported in IPEDS.
  4. Labor Market Employment Outlook Statistics reported through CareerOneStop, [employment information accessed April 15, 2020] https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/StateAndLocal/ProjectedEmployment.aspx?soccode= 291141&location=mn.. Projected Annual Job Openings in Minnesota for the occupation listed refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mn.htm. BLS salary data represents 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 may vary.
  6. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 2020] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mn.htm. BLS salary data represents 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 may vary.
  7. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average growth for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses due to a number of reasons, including an aging population. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook [source data accessed May 26, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/OOH/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
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