Rasmussen College Reviews - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

1.4 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
50% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
20% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
MN - 3/26/2015
Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2015
"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!!!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Do not ever attend this school - 3/5/2015
Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2015
"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"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ridiculous, unorganized, constant changes - 2/23/2015
Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2014
"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 $$$$."
1.0 out of 5 stars
what a joke of a school - 2/8/2015
Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.0 out of 5 stars
KG1979 - 9/9/2014
Degree: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
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