Rasmussen College School of Nursing

At Rasmussen College School of Nursing, our nursing students are focused on patient-centered care, teamwork, collaboration, and quality improvement. This is the focus of many hospitals so Rasmussen College is preparing their students to hit the ground running.

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  • On Campus
  • Private
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited acen Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, BSN, LPN, MSN, ASN/ADN, Other
  • Location Maitland/Orlando, FL
  • Telephone 1-407-618-5300
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Rasmussen College School of Nursing offers on-campus and online, fast-paced nursing programs designed to get you into the real world of being a Registered Nurse. 

Program Options

Practical Nursing (LPN) - 12 months

If you want to start being a nurse, but do not have time to complete a two to four year degree, you can prepare to become a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN). These nurses usually work in small clinics, Long-Term Care facilities, and hospitals.  You will receive valuable experience from Rasmussen’s experienced nurse faculty in small class sizes.

At the end of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam then become licensed in your State as an LPN. Within the course work, this exam is offered so you can start work right away.

There are no waiting lists and no prerequisite courses to enter the program! You can be on your way to your Practical Nursing license in less than 12 months!

The Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option is available if you are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) in the future.  This can allow for even more  job opportunities and higher salaries.

LPN - Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN/ADN)

Our Professional Nursing Associate’s degree Mobility Bridge Entrance Option can bring the current LPN to RN status in 18-24 months!


The ADN program in New Port Richey/West Pasco and Ocala, Florida, and Green Bay and Wausau, Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The ADN program in Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas, and Moorhead, Minnesota is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

RN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This program is designed for those who are just starting the journey to become an RN from high school or a career change later in life. There is also an accelerated option for those who choose to go on to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Luckily, this program has no waiting list and four start dates per year, so you can start when you are ready!

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) focuses on:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Advanced communication
  • Leadership skills
  • Holistic population health and leadership roles

Two Entrance Options, One Fast BSN

For a faster, more focused path to earning your degree, we offer two pre-licensure BSN entrance options through our CCNE-accredited BSN degree program. These are full-time and immerse you in real-world curriculum.

Earning a BSN as Your First Bachelor's Degree - Standard Entrance Option  (33 months to completion)

This option is an accelerated option for students who do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree in any field.

Earning a BSN as Your Second Bachelor's Degree - Second Degree Entrance Option (18 months to completion)

The Accelerated BSN Second Degree Entrance Option is a pre-licensure track for those who currently hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.


Already an RN? This program can be completed in as little as 12 months.


The RN to BSN program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs - 18 months

If you are a nurse looking to advance your knowledge and open up further job opportunities, the Rasmussen College Master of Science in Nursing program can help you get there.

The Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program for the nurse who currently works and has to balance life. The students who enter this program have a desire to lead and educate in their role as a nurse.

Two Degree Specialties

  • Nursing Education  
  • Nursing Leadership and Administration

Rasmussen College Campus Locations:

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

There are five Rasmussen College campus locations throughout Florida (including the 2015 NCLEX pass rates):

  • Ft. Myers - 76%
  • New Port Richey/West Pasco - 87.8%
  • Ocala - 82.53%
  • Land O' Lakes/East Pasco - no info
  • Tampa/Brandon - 74.29%

Accreditation powers our programs AND your degree as we offer classes for LPNs, RNs, RN-BSN as well as MSN programs for nurses to start from the beginning or build upon their current experience. 

We look forward seeing you join one of Rasmussen College's Nursing programs.

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  1. Visit dialysisnurseLC profile page
    Jun 4, 10:53 am by
    Overall: 3.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 4 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: Other
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2018

    My Experience

    The Ocala campus is a brand new nursing facility. It is very nice and clean and someone is always available to answer questions.

    About The Staff

    They are very knowledgeable and helpful

    Things To Know

    It is private so expect the cost to be higher than a community college. But they have more room to accept more nursing students, so no waiting list. They are accredited and their credits transfer.

  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 11:40 pm by
    Overall: 4.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 4 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: Other
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2017

    My Experience

    Classes will typically have an online portion to every in-person class. The school really offers an environment of support. Advisors work with you very closely to ensure you're meeting your academic goals. However, one's experience of the quality of the program relies heavily on which campus you attend. They are fabulous for NCLEX-prep; the college in known for very high pass rates in Minnesota.

    About The Staff

    I've attended two locations which were very different in the quality of staff. For Minnesota students, I would recommend attending the Bloomington campus for the ADN program.

    Things To Know

    There is not wait list for the program and the pre-reqs are built into the ADN or BSN. However, their ADN program is still in the process of accreditation, so keep that into consideration. The BSN program is CCNE accredited, however.

  3. Visit Lesliebessen profile page
    May 8, 3:41 pm by
    Overall: 4.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 3 stars
    Support: 4 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: Other
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2016

    My Experience

    The instructors were the best part. No waitlist, and the program structure was exceptional.

    About The Staff

    Dean Williams was wonderful in taking over. Dawn and Lisa were among my favorites.

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