Rasmussen College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
Review of Nursing Associate Degrees
DO NOT WATE YOUR MONEY. This school does not care about its students. In one class I had a 94 going into the last week. I submitted my final project and my grade remained a 94. This is mathematically impossible considering its 8% oftour grade. I graduated with a 3.48 gpa and a 3.50 is honors. I asked the dean (several times) to look into it and never received an email back for a month. After finally getting a reply she said she looked into it and doesnt see a need to change it. Lol. I emailed back for an explanation and never received one. So basically Im suppose to believe that if I never even submitted this final project and received a zero my grade would stay a 94? Still havent received an explanation. I have a lot more stories about this joke of a school. Absolutely pathetic that you dont even get the grade you earned and then not given an explanation. Very poor.
Internet at the school rarely works. School runs out of paper and ink a lot and teachers stopped providing print outs. A lot of self teaching. Things are constantly changing in the middle of classes and trying to find out what homework is due is a pain when having to click multiple places.
I really like my school. It is hard and they tell you before you start that they do not work around your schedule. You have to work around your school schedule. You have to study about 20 hours a week per class. School is a job if you think it's not then your wrong. Yes it's expensive but less expensive than being on a list waiting for 2 years. After my ADN I'm going to go to a college in the city near my house for the BSN. Most hospitals are magnet status so you won't get into them without a BSN. Also, you have to be accountable for your own success people are not just going to hand you a degree. I aim for a 90% or better on every test and the minimum is 79%. Also, there are pre req classes so whomever said there was not... That's a bold faced like.
I tend to agree, a lot of people are basing this school; however, nursing school is hard! Quit thinking just because they Are student friendly and thou can get in quick that it will be easy! It's nursing school people, wake up! You deal with life and death situations, no part of it should be easy. Although I did transfer out, it was about cost not the quality of education.
While Rasmussen saves you time because of the short quarters, you will not be able to get the job you want. Some hospitals wont even consider interviewing you even though it is regionally accredited. They push students through because it is a for profit, students fail the NCLEX the first time and that affects their accreditation. Students cheat their way through in exams. All exams are compromised. Your only chance of getting a better job if going back for BSN and please go somewhere else!
AVOID at all cost! Switching from another college with a 3.5 GPA I decided why not it will shorten my length of time. I even went through the enrollment process finished and started classes then 4 weeks later background check and we have to kick you out of the program for something that happened over 10 years ago and was a MIS offense. Cant switch back to my other school because of the weird start dates and because the other college already started their semester. So avoid this school at all cost!
Great experience!!! Hard program to get through, but what nursing program is easy.. I learned alot passed my boards and I can thank the professors at Rasmussen College of Fort Myers. People may have negative comments but the program is hard and fast so you must buckle down and teach yourself a lot. I appreciate the staff for their assistance in helping me start my career.
This is a scam! Pls do not attend here! They take your money and dont teach you anything. They slam you with Funds and Pharm in one semester, several students failed one or both. Its horrible. The teachers plot against you to fail, and do not teach about anything on the test. I was on honor roll for many semesters and also have several other degrees from various Universities. This I repeat is a scam! They never show you your test so you can see what you got wrong and improve. Oh and just food for thought, if you are a minority this school is not for you due to the teachers being RACIST and overtly treating those of color poorly in comparison to the other students. Its ourtight shameful. They even use the discrimination in their grading practices,witnessed it firsthand. It's awful and a no-win situation. The graduation rate is only 25% look it up d your research and if in like the movie says.. GET OUT! Youre welcome!
Worst school ever. None of the credits transfer between campuses. I was also told by my advisor that I could drop a class to lighten my course load, as I have a full time job and two kids. Well that comeback to haunt me as I had to pay out of pocket because they didn't tell me that you can't use financial aid if you are under a certain number of credits (and I was within the drop period). So bad advice from advisor. The dean and most of the office staff suddenly quit during my second quarter, I should have recognized that as a sign. Also they claim to be willing to work with schedules as far as evening classes or people with kids...they aren't. Class schedules are given out two weeks ahead of time and I was told I could not switch with anyone if what I was given didn't work for me, and if you miss a clinical they can fail you automatically (unless the instructor decided to let you make it up but good luck with that), if you Lisa class or test without 24 hrs notice and a documented excuse ( you were in the hospital, etc) they can fail you. Had a girl in my pharm class be failed because she missed the test because she was in the ER, and they wouldn't let her make it up because she didn't give 24hrs notice (like yeah I know 24hrs ahead of time that I'll be in the emergency room). And outdated information, MOST of the instructors don't know what they are doing( had a few really good ones but I literally had an instructor that would skip slides if she didn't know anything about what was on the slide and would not give any insight as to what material we would be tested on, couldn't even get vague help like"chapters 20-27" or anything). Clinical sites are dumps. Online courses are s joke, pre recorded lectures that aren't even done by the current instructor. I had one instructor who could barely type or speak English (and this lady was supposed to be grading my papers on spelling, grammar, and APA format). This school is an expensive joke. Don't waste your time or money. I'm in debt over 20 grand because of this school, and I wish I had never started the program.
Yes, the school is expensive, but you get what you pay for. I graduated with my RN degree and got hired at UF Shands immediately after finishing. I do not understand why there are so many bad reviews about this school on here!!!! If you are not going to put in the hard work or dedication required to become a nurse look elsewhere.