Rasmussen College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (67)
Rasmussen is all warm a fuzzy when you start. They get you great help with everything but teachers. Then they stop caring and tell you to chase down the teachers or the answers including vendors for stuff you pay dearly to Rasmussen for. I would never have gone here had I known what I know now. Over two years and I cannot graduate with 5 credits left because they do not offer them in one quarter, you have to wait two quarters. Plus trying to go to a state college and the credits spent lots of money are not even enough to follow on with a B/S you have to go back to A/S work first.
The program is an excellent option for the experienced nurse and non-traditional student. Traditional nursing school is VERY hard and time consuming. This program is exceptionally hard. It requires you to study and self direct as they are learning their "program". The Nursing Profession changes daily, so I understand some of their issues but the REAL problem is their lack of "connection". They are your "best friend" when getting you enrolled and your money paid, then it becomes about the next new student. Many of the instructors were caring but they usually quit and didn't hide how they felt. The dean is horrible. She will do everything she can to weed you out but luckily rumor has it she is stepping down. I struggled through the program with family and work responsibilities but I watched many drop out and fail and it was disheartening because the main reason was we did not learn what we were being tested on and there was no time for the instructor to evaluate our retention of information. Most tests were failed and the grades were altered. ATI is completely unhelpful due to them removing the rationales so you don't know the why and why not of your "educated guess". The program moves so fast, if you are not spending 4-5 hours a day on non class days studying, you WILL fall behind. The advisor is pointless. Be assertive and go after what you want or you will be a statistic. If you have experience as an LPN or EMT you will have the foundation to succeed with dedication outside of the classes, if not, you will find it very, very, very difficult to understand and apply. It is a lot of money and frustration if you have other options. I wouldn't recommend my friend, coworker or especially a family member to this program. Go to traditional nursing school or you might become a bitter nurse and coworker if you do make it.
Stay away. Save your money. You learn to read powerpoints and watch you tube videos at this school. Very few Instructors that are helpful and know what they are talking about. Clinical time is wasted time. We sit in a conference room and fill out paperwork. The dean said she makes rounds to check on students at the sites and I haven't seen her once. I wish I could go back in time.
Rasmussen is an excellent school. It gives its students the potential to gain the skills needed to work in the field of the choosing. License Practical Nursing is an excellent field to begin your career. Rasmussen allows you to graduate in one year with an LPN diploma. They offer a bridge program to switch your LPN to a RN degree.
I would not recommend this college to anyone. They are very poorly organized, and they require students to attend clinical hours away with only days notice. They are extremely expensive and the "policy" that they state they have is absent. They treat other certain students superior to others and it may take days up to weeks for a response from an instructor or any faculty member at Rasmussen. I am feeling comfortable going into the nursing field because there was one Instructor who helped me throughout the quarters and that is it. The instructors are there for their paychecks and nothing else. VERY POOR AND EXPENSIVE SCHOOL - DO NOT ATTEND!!!
This is the most unorganized, ineffective, ill-prepared educational program I have ever known. First issue, having teachers stand in front of you and read verbatim what the syllabus says, offering no insight or clarification to the course material. Second, unaqualified and unprofessional teachers. For instance, a maternal newborn nurse teaching pharmacology but cannot tell you the difference between antifungals and antibiotics, "just know what they tell in the book". The school is overpriced, the return on investment is ridiculous. They have changed the policy and procedures and did not tell the student body but made us adhere to the changes before we were told about them and then made us sign the new nursing shcool policy RETROACTIVELY or be removed from the program. Yes you read that right!! They made us falsify documentation to make appear as though we all knew. This school now refuses to let us know our grades!! yes you read right . they will not post our overall or test average, one teacher stated and I quote "you do know how to add and divide by 3, if not I will show you in clinical tomorrow" No, I as a student that is paying your salary, with my 27k tuition, should have a daily access and current information on my grade status. Period. DO NOT ATTEND RASMUSSEN FORT MYERS NURSING PROGRAM OR ANY PROGRAM FOR THAT MATTER!!!! I personally heard the School of nursing Dean state to a co-worker, while discussing course time changes, state that "oh well, if we need to change a course time or day, that is their problem not ours. They are students, they can just deal with it or not!!" Dean B. is the worst representation of a female professional nurse educator, EVER!!! SHe is rude, disrespectful, condescending and needs to be reported the florida board of nursing for threats of failure and incomplete if documentation is not falsified.
I would never ever!!! recommend this school to anyone. They are called by our student body as a "turn and burn" or basically they sell you a dream, take your money, fail you.. and then kick you out. Please take this from someone who has spent the last over 2 years of their life trign to graduate... they are the worst, most unprofessional, unstable, disorganized individuals I have ever had the displeasure of wasting my time with. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL
I was jerked around horribly by various employees, I went in there with a Positive thinking wanting to better my self and I was withdraw without my permission then the financial service woman told me that it " looked" like I was going to owe them 1,000 dollars because of this action by whom I don't know still to this day. They reported that to my credit now they claim that owe them this money I finally was withdrawn and now I'm in over 15,000 dollars in debt my credit score is below the min for credit I don't have a job I'm on a just getting by with 1200 a month
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 $$$$.