Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (59)
This nursing program is a disorganized mess. They make extensive use of the ATI test bank. This is to "fill in and augment" what they skip over. Many instructors are unable to design an effective curriculum. You are on your own to learn important aspects of registered nursing. While the tests are difficult, they are not what will be on your NCLEX. My graduating class has a 60% pass rate. Clinicals and lab are also a frustrating disappointment. The school is expensive and creates the illusion of quality education.
I thought this school was going to be great from all the wonderful things they show and tell you when interested. Mind you, each campus is different and has their own "way" of doing things, and maybe it is an internal issue at St. Cloud Campus. I can honestly say I "regret" ever enrolling at Rasmussen. It has been nothing but a headache, and requirements, instructors, class timess, assignments, and rules are constantly changing. Being that I was in the nursing program, you would think I would be prepared and able to handle constant changes, as much like the health field. Although, this is different, especially when it comes to the most important class you will ever take in nursing school --- Pharmacology! What is most upsetting is that by week 3 out of a 11 week quarter, we had not touched or attempted to learn about Oral, IV, IM, etc medications, we strictly worked on math... which I will tell you - you will never ever use again in the field. I spend and you will spend $5000 a quarter to not be taught anything for 3 weeks to find that your instructor was "ill fit" for the job, gets fired, and is replaced by 2 new "lazy, ill-fit" instructors. I think my cat could do a better job at showing me how to give medications than the two clowns teaching me. On another note, the nursing program is designed by the dean, during my entire year of schooling there was NO dean, nobody to go to with concerns except your instructor who then takes your concerns and puts them against your grade!!!! The only word I can think of to describe this campus is "Ridiculous!" I would not recommend this college unless you do not care about your education, grades, and if you do not mind being told an assignment is NOT due one day, and the next they are telling you that it IS in fact due.. oh and sorry about that - almost every week there was an error. I know that no school is perfect, but come on this school is private and VERY expensive. It is NOT WORTH THE $$$$.
Rasmussen college is essential con machine. 2/3 way through the program one teacher that was leaving pointed out the Nursing program at Rasmussen College is not accredited with the nursing board. This was never pointed out. This means most employers won't hire you. Most of their teachers are sloppy; one teacher spent 10 weeks reading from the study guide and this was considered lecture. They send to you clinicals 90 miles away and give a few days notice. They make a big deal about making pass exams; this depends on the color of your skin. If you're non-white, you can fail the exams and you still get through. They tell students if you miss a clinical, you will fail the class. Again, this is only true based on your skin color. I would say this is a Mickey mouse program and I wouldn't touch this school with a 10' pole.
I go to Rasmussen in the twin cities, MN. Huge waste of money. Don't go! I chose this school because I didn't have to wait and could receive my degree fast. That's about all you get! It's a new program that they should not have launched yet. New instructors every quarter that do not know what is going on. Then the instructors are gone. No hospital experience. only LTC and TCU. Maternal child was at a daycare center for 1 day (and i went on a field trip) and in a lab for two. More than half way through the program they tell us we have to pass a comp predictor at 95%, oh and it's a 180 question test. Don't pass, don't graduate, and don't get to sit for the NCLEX.. This school is a joke! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!! No one is willing to help you or hear you out. It's a wait and see sort of a game. I graduate next month and never inserted a cath or an IV. Sent us to clinicals where we couldn't even use needles (Insulin, glucose checks etc). I do NOT feel that I am ready to work in the field, I am nervous and feel ashamed to admit I went here. It's embarrassing!!!
No stability with teachers. Teacher had favorites and if you weren't one of those favorites you could tell. Couldn't keep a dean of nursing to save a life! Liked to change requirements after we started the program....had to write appeals to get our diplomas!!!
There aren't any internships associated with Medical Administration, medical coding or billing. I am working at a local hospital, 20 hours a week maximum $11/hr, $12,000 a year. The Human Resource Department at Rasmussen is a waste of space for the college. The person does not return telephone calls and was zero help with finding employment in my field. After graduation and applying for a position at Rasmussen College for which I was qualified, I received a rejection e-mail. Rasmussen was not at all helpful in seeking employment. My present employment was found without the help of Rasmussen.
Hi, I went to Rasmussen in Eagan, MN and graduated in 2011. This was an amazing program that had great clinicals at the VA hospital in Minneapolis as well as Fairview hospital in Burnsville, MN. We had experience once per week in the labor/delivery unit at Fairview where we were part of the team for a birth and cared for a mother/baby every week for our maternal/child clinical. At the VA, we had 4 patients 1x/wk and we did all of their cares and meds for the whole quarter. I had wonderful, smart, supportive teachers who went above and beyond for us. I was lucky. When I heard that Rasmussen had an LPN-RN program I did not hesitate, I was really excited to go. I am feeling like I made a huge mistake. They have the transitional LPNs with students who have never had any nursing experience. It does not look like we will be having any hospital clinicals, our maternal/child clinical is at a daycare and a simulation lab. The online teachers are usually helpful, but you really are teaching yourself there. Our instructor for our maternal/child and Nursing 1 course is just going through the motions. She literally reads us powerpoint presentations with no further instruction. I am definitely getting ripped off. I have some amazingly smart, caring classmates who are very excited to learn nursing and have no idea that they are being ripped off. I hear them talk about when they are done, how they want to work in a hospital. I do not see this happening with no hospital clinical experience. It is very competitive to get into a community college program that only accepts 50 out 500 students 2x/year. We need more nursing educators and bigger programs to cover the shortage of nurses. I was lucky to have had such an awesome experience the first time around and I use everything I learned everyday as a nurse, and I love being a nurse because I was taught well and by people who were experienced and wanted to share their knowledge to help bring more quality nurses into the workforce. Rasmussen Blaine's nursing program is a waste of money and does a disservice to future nurses. I feel bad for people who are not already nurses. The people who are already LPNs? Well, there is nothing new. They do the EXACT SAME program that they did for LPN, except with half-hearted teachers and crappier clinicals. For people who are considering going to Rasmussen for their RN, reconsider. Try your best to find something else. I have written letters to the Dean of Nursing explaining the problems with the program, she has given me NO response, not even an acknowledgement. The Instructor I currently have is at times extremely rude, does not take into account that some of us actually have nursing experience, and is not a quality teacher. She clearly has experience in one area of nursing, but she does not take kindly to questions, often referring us to our handouts (the power points) to answer our own questions. I spend a lot of time helping people who have no experience because they have no idea, and they NEED guidance. Rasmussen Blaine is going to have to step it up and get it together. You are sending people into the workforce that are going to have PEOPLE'S LIVES IN THEIR HANDS. Also, people who are already LPNs are not going to learn anything by working 1x/wk in a TCU doing 1 med pass and treatments for 1 person per 2 students. Get real.
I hope that future potential Rasmussen college students are fully aware of what they are really getting into. Right from the start, I made it very clear that I don't want to have anything to do with on line classes. I was told that I am required to take one on line class. Then when it comes down to what I was told, I was given more then one on line class and had to hand in some of my assignments on line. Anything that the college tells you is a lie and I should have had the college sign a contract. I trusted the college to provide me with all the things I was told while signing up. They failed to fulfill there end of the deal and lost a student as a direct result from nothing more then a college that is a scam. The first class I was given they gave all the students a test. I was told that "it is the same exact test as the final exam, all you have to do is get a certain amount of questions right and you will pass." I am baffled as to why I need to find that out after signing up at the college. I should have been informed about it while signing up not after signing up. I then go to another class and I am told the same exact thing, which I had a major problem with. Then to be given on line classes which I wanted absolute nothing to do with. Like I am being forced to do what the college tells me to do. It is my money that I am shelling out and it certainly isn't going to be for a college that gives students the same test as the final exams. I wonder what kind of awards and accreditation's the college receives for that. The college is a scam and I am sure there are plenty of other ex college students that feel the same way I do. If you want to throw away your money on the ghetto way the school is run you will be highly disappointed. My advice to any person thinking about attending the college is to find a better college. The contract the school makes you sign should be reviewed by a lawyer. I also think that a lawyer should have a contract made up for the college to sign. So when the college breaks the contract you have a legal way of having to deal with them. I went to college for two days and I never returned. The college calls me a month a two later about my attendance. My attendance for what, the college is a scam and they will do anything to swindle money out of you. I went to college for two days and I never returned. Then I get a bill for having to pay for a month of college. If the college claims that the bill was for the amount of time I went to the college, I should be charged for two days of college not a whole month.Then the college demands payment and hands the bill over to a collection agency and files it on my credit report. I try to pay the balance for the scam and the collection agency is unable to tell me anything. I was told to contact the college directly and they just sent me back to the collection agency. I would have preferred to have the matter handled in court but the college just wants there money. I didn't realize that I would have to lower my standards and contribute to the deceit. Being given a tests and being told that was like hearing "all you have to do is pay and you will pass." Find another college cause all they did was waste my time and my money. That is really screwed up that the college can easily take advantage of people and legally get away with it. The college is not going to change the way things are run all because I feel that my money isn't worth going to a college like that. People should have a right to know instead of finding out about the college like I did. Maybe it has something to do with management or the way the dean chooses to run the college. I don't recommend the college to anyone and there are far more adequate colleges to choose from. Some students would love to hear that they are going to be given a test as the same final exam test. That is because it sounds to easy and anyone can pass. I wonder how easy it would have been to make a copy of the test and use the answers for the final exam. If it is the same exact test then why not cheat them like they are cheating you. I am sure that nobody has ever made a copy of the test desperate enough to pass. The second test I was given the teacher left the classroom with me taking the test. That was supposed to me my major class and the teacher just leaves students unattended. Better I learned the hard way after two days of school then sticking around to find out all the scams the college has to offer. If they have such a low success rate then do something about it then being more concerned about money. That could be the main reason why nobody wants to attend the college. It is amazing that the college is still in operation. They should conduct a review about what current students think about being given the same test as the final exam. I could understand hearing that in elementary school but to hear it from a college is pathetic.
I am in a 'test cohort' so to speak and have been along for the ride as Rasmussen tries to design their RN program. It has been a frustrating experience to be in the middle of this transition and I feel that I have been slighted in terms of the amount of education and experiences I'm getting at times due to the program as well as some of the staff which I deem incompetent. I am concerned that this program will not earn me placement into the kind of job I was hoping for, which is not what I was told when I enrolled.