Rasmussen College Reviews - Associate in Nursing
Review of Nursing Associate Degrees
School goes thru many instructor's. I mean many. There class structure is forever changing. Don't do at rasmussen. Changes are made throughout the course. At your inconvenience. A good example in pharm class the instructor resigns , because quote, she cant handle it. Need i say more
I went to this school for a semester and it was the worst experience I have ever experienced, the teachers were the worst, they would come in 20 min late into the class and at the end of the class the teacher would say oops we don't have anytime, looks like you guys are going to have to finish everything on your own. Which then we would have to leave and study about 4 chapters by our self and learn it by our selves not only that, she would give us a test and nothing would be similar to what we studied, and the sad thing is I had 10 kids complaining with me. The rest of the kids didn't complain because they were CNAs before and they already knew everything we were getting taught, until we came to the end of the semester and even the CNAs started complaining with us. I also had many teachers that were the same way.. Not only that they do not tell you before you enter the school that you need to have a 79 test average and if you get below it, they kick you out so the money you paid for is for nothing!! I could go on for days, but i seriously dont recomend this school to anyone!!
THIS SCHOOL IS A SCAM. I don't mean to jab at institutions or businesses but if this review could stop just one person from wasting thousands of dollars on an 'education' based off online classes that don't teach anything then good! The teachers are not even in your state and are impossible to contact. The staff that lures you in with the smiles and expectations of success will NOT speak to you once you are enrolled. Even the online 5.5 week courses are over $1,000! I'm going back to my community college where I was previously and getting a real education from real professors. There is no financial aid office or any office for that matter, they all do the same thing. The programs are NOT accredited but make it seem like they are. Talking to hospital employees, other college students and even staff there say that the students coming to their hospitals do not know anything because they are not taught anything. Please, do yourself a favor and do not go here.
If I could go back and not go here I would. I wish I would have done more research on this school, the cost, and the pass rates. I was lured in by the quick entry to the program and little requirements to start. Please do not be fooled. This school is unorganized and unprofessional. The cost of the school does not equal a better education or experience. I urge you to take the extra time and enroll somewhere else.
I felt the program was disorganized but completely prepared me for boards. My expectations so we're to teach me what I need to know to pass boards and be a competent nurse and then I found my own job to fine tune my skills and evolve into a better nurse.
I am very surprised by the number of negative reviews on here! I have had such a great experience at this school and with all of the staff and instructors. I am in the second quarter of the nursing program at Rasmussen College - Rockford Campus. What I quickly learned is that you have to be a very motivated and independent learner to be successful at this school. The courses are mostly online, and they move quickly through the material. If you are not disciplined enough to learn the material on your own and complete the course work on time, then you probably won't be successful at this school. The program is not easy, and the format in which this school teaches its students is not for everyone. Personally, I believe that Rasmussen College is a fantastic school that takes much pride in the quality nurses that their program produces. They care about their students and provide them with endless resources to ensure that they are successful. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is serious about their education and is not afraid to work hard for it.
They are your best friends until your first day. When you are a student, you hope that your teachers like you. Hopefully the instructors like you. They seem to change with every quarter. But they are so afraid to step on the toes the of the previous instructors. We all want to be great nurses. They seem to not care about that. Be aware that they are FOR PROFIT. Sad but true.
While Rasmussen makes no attempt to hide that their school costs more than state or other not-for-profit schools, the excess money you pay does not translate into a better program, better facilities, or any other tangible, quantifiable asset. The nursing program itself is lack-luster, with all non nursing classes being online only. The instructors online often have far more students than a local university would have, and are tasked with teaching students from multiple campuses. That being said, it is not completely useless, and it will serve its purpose in the long run. The MAJOR problem you will have if you are a veteran using VA funding, is the timeline for how to apply your funds. If you only need VA funding to pay all of your bills, and do not need Pell grant, scholarships, or student loans, then this will not be as much of an issue for you. But if you are like the rest of us that need one or all of those, you will get screwed. Rasmussen in their infinite wisdom will not certify your attendence to the VA until 4 weeks after the beginning of the quarter (they work on 3 month quarters, year round, instead of 2 regular semesters and a possible summer semester). So 1/3 of the way through your classes is when they finally certify you to the VA. Then the VA does what they do best, and takes 6-8 weeks to pay the school. So you will be lucky to have your school paid for by the end of the quarter for which you are certified. In the mean time, and pell grant, loans, or scholarships you have, are applied against your tuition, and held hostage until the VA remits payment. And THEN even when the VA does remit payment, Rasmussen takes a further 2 weeks to issue you a refund CHECK. No direct deposit available. No tracking information on your check, no date it was mailed, no date it will be delivered. It is just mailed out some point and you will receive it eventually. They make it impossible for you to plan a budget, and if you require that excess money to help pay your bills, you WILL NOT RECEIVE IT in a timely manner. If you have ANY OTHER CHOICE for school, please, please please, take it. As a former NCO and as a reasonable person, please listen to me when I tell you: do not go to this school.
I read many reviews about Rasmussen before I enrolled in their RN program in Mankato. This is what I found - classes are challenging and the work is intensive. There is an entrance exam to get into the program and a full course load each semester. My clinical sites expose me to a variety of specialty areas. The instructors, for the most part, were very good (although there were a few that were just adequate). The program is comprehensive, providing books, an NCLEX Review, uniforms etc. I passed the NCLEX on my second attempt and was able to obtain a job within 2 weeks of passing. The school is for profit, meaning the cost is higher than what is expected; however, the wait list is less and cohorts start frequently throughout the year. I have my RN license from the State of Minnesota and am employed. I would not have been able to pass the Boards if the quality of instruction was poor - the test is HARD! In my book, Rasmussen prepared me well.
First off.. Anyone stating this is even a half way decent school and recommends it to someone, they are a part of the faculty at Rasmussen. Every single review I have read has already started my exact complaints, almost word for word. I have withdrawn from this school and now somehow I owe them w balance when I had financial aid and everything was paid for from the very beginning. Now guess what, they want to hold my transcripts so that I can't transfer to a different school! How typical of Rasmussen for this to happen lol. I could have already guessed something like this would happen. So now I am going to contact the department of education and see just how I even possibly "owe" this school money, this should be interesting (after already charging 3x the amount for any other nursing program) THEY WANT MORE.. Can you believe that