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Make a Greater Impact

Rasmussen University is proud to be a national leader in nursing education. We’ll support you step by step with the education, skills and mentoring you need to help you become the nurse you’re meant to be. Take the impact you make in healthcare to the next level by advancing your skills and credentials.

Learn more about Rasmussen University’s nursing degrees built for working nurses.

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Discover Your Next Steps in Nursing Education

What's Next for You?

Raise your sights. We’re here to help you, step by step, through your BSN, MSN, MSN-NP or DNP.

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Manage Your Costs

If your employer has an alliance with us, you could save on tuition.1 Let’s look at all your options.

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Inspire a Nurse to Grow

Refer someone to start or advance their education, and they could receive up to $500 toward their tuition! 2

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About the School of Nursing

Wherever You Are, We're With You

Choose your path in nursing. The Rasmussen University School of Nursing will help you prepare with strong programs and the support a working nurse needs—from Professional Nursing to BSN, MSN and beyond.

Rasmussen University’s Empowered Learning® courses put you in the driver’s seat for your online Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral courses. You use your professional and life experience to demonstrate some skills faster, while slowing down to work with new material.

Explore the nursing path that fits you best.

  • Practical Nursing Diploma (LPN)

    In as few as 12 months 3, learn compassionate patient care and prepare for the NCLEX-PN®4 exam required for an LPN.

  • LPN to RN Bridge

    Advance your education to the next level in as few as 18 months as you pursue RN licensure by completing the ADN or BSN Degree. 3

  • Professional Nursing/Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)

    Prepares you become a registered nurse (RN) in as few as 21 months through hands-on, real-world experience, in-depth coursework and practicum experiences.3

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Three distinct entrance options, all CCNE-accredited.5

    • BSN Standard Degree: A full-time, high-intensity program for those pursuing their first Bachelor's degree, which can be completed in as few as 33 months.3
    • BSN Second Degree: A full-time, fast-paced program for those who already hold a Bachelor's degree and are now looking to complete their BSN. This option can be completed in as few as 18 months.3
    • RN to BSN: Prepares currently licensed RNs who hold an Associate's degree to advance their education and further their impact on patients. This degree can be completed in as few as 12–18 months.3
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    Our CCNE-accredited program can help you pursue leadership and education roles in nursing.5 With an affordable cost under $16,000 (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations),6 the MSN combines online coursework with practicum experiences and can be completed in as few as 18 months 3 (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations).

    Choose from three specializations to help you pursue your career goals and passions as a nursing leader:

    • Nursing Leadership and Administration: Bring an important voice and point of view to management and policy discussions.
    • Nursing Education: Play a leading role in preparing current and future nurses for their role in patient care.
    • Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics: Leverage informatics, emerging technology and simulation to drive transformation in healthcare through a nursing lens.
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    For nurses called to lead at the highest levels in healthcare and public health and policy, our DNP program offers online courses with practice experiences in your community. 7 We offer two specializations:

    • Executive Leadership: Promote forward thinking within complex healthcare systems to provide safe, reliable, quality care to diverse patients and populations.
    • Public Health and Policy: Gain public health and policy expertise to help improve patient and population health outcomes now and into the future.

    This program is NOT currently eligible for participation in Title IV federal student aid programs.

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"Rasmussen University has been a great school for me, as the instructors are very personable and helpful. I have always felt like I could reach out about anything to get help."

Cristen G.
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Financial Benefits

Make Your Education More Affordable

Education might be one of the most important investments of your life.

Corporate Grants and Professional Achievement Grants

If your employer has an alliance with Rasmussen University, you could save on tuition for qualified degree and certificate programs.1 8 To find out how much, request more information

Tuition Assistance Programs

Your admissions advisor can walk you through each step of the process to make financial aid as simple as possible for those who qualify.

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  • Grants Through an employer alliance with Rasmussen University, you could save on tuition. 1 8

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