nurses month

Nurses Make a Difference

At the Heart of Great Nursing

As a nurse, you bring your own kind of strength to your work. Through your caring and your expertise, you are truly making a difference. 1

Nurses month may be over but we’re still celebrating you all year long.

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Stay Connected to Nursing Topics

Find out what it’s like to work in specialty settings, hear from nurses about how they maintain work/life balance and get practical career advice at our Nursing blog!

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Support Nursing Staff

You can boost nursing staff morale through Nurses Month and beyond. Here are six practical ways to extend this recognition and appreciation all year long.

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Pass the Nursing Torch

Consider a friend, family member or coworker who could use a spark of inspiration to start or advance their education. Refer them today and they could receive the up to $500 Pass the Torch Grant!2

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Wherever You Are, Rasmussen University is With You

Whether you're just beginning to investigate a nursing career or looking to advance to a higher degree, the Rasmussen University School of Nursing can meet you there. As a national leader in nursing education, you’ll find the support and strong programs a working nursing student needs—from a Practical Nursing Diploma (LPN) through BSN, MSN and DNP.

Many programs and campuses have no wait list for qualified applicants and multiple starts per year, so you can jump right in. And, with our focus on efficiency, each program is calibrated to get you to graduation faster.

Explore the nursing path that's best for you.

  • 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)

    Prepare to 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)

    Stand out as a nursing leader with a CCNE-accredited 5 MSN program. Designed specifically for working RNs with a BSN, our MSN program combines online coursework with practicum experiences. Choose from a variety of Nurse Practitioner (NP) and non-NP specializations to help you focus on and pursue your career goals and passions as a nursing leader. You can finish in as few as 18 months (as few as 27 months for NP specializations).3

    MSN Specializations:

    • 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.
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): Make a positive impact in mental healthcare as an advanced practice registered nurse.

    MSN-NP Specializations:6

    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP): Help mature patients address health concerns and improve quality of life.
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): Care for patients of all ages with every aspect of their health.
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP): Treat children and educate their families on health-related topics.
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP): Make a positive impact in mental healthcare.
  • 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. 6 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.
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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.
Nursing student

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.7 8 To find out how much, request more information

Master's Degrees Starting Around $13K and $16.5K

Earning your online Master's degree starting around $13,000 and $16,500 9 (excluding MSN-NP specializations) through one of our flexible, career-focused programs can give you the skills and knowledge to step up as a leader in nursing.

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. 7 8
  • MSN Under $16.5K Excluding NP specializations 9

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