Rasmussen College Reviews - Nursing

2.49 out of 5 stars
(64 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $10,935
40% of 64 students said this degree improved their career prospects
38% of 64 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Nurse2019 - 11/20/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Went to Rasmussen in Topeka. Graduated in 2019. Loved the program. Was it difficult? Yes. Is it geared towards people who have medical knowledge? Yes. Passed my boards the first try. After reading these reviews, it seems most people wanted to be handheld through the program. But no nursing program will do that. You get out of it, what you put into it. So, just study, make sure you’re organized and lean on your classmates to help pull you through the tough classes. Most of the instructors really want to help you, and during clinicals be proactive and don’t sit back and wait."
1.8 out of 5 stars
newnurse2020 - 9/13/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have no positive reviews for the school. My campus was in the Tampa Bay area. Teachers literally do the minimum and are getting paid for it, it's horrible. You will meet a few that genuinely care and want you to succeed but it's rare. Instructors are mostly just there for the extra money and you will have to learn literally most of the content yourself. If you have questions, even if the something is unclear, you will likely be told to read the unclear instructions again...it's almost comical. I cannot recommend to school to anyone. While I made it through, it was a headache and can most definitely be better. As others have said, they do not care. It's a typical for profit school. 40k for a self-taught degree...if you make it through this program, you can do anything, seriously."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Satisfied Nurse2020 - 7/3/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I recently graduated from the Tampa/Brandon campus and as with any school you have hiccups and things that don't always go as planned, as adults we push forward and move past them. With that being said I found that Rasmussen College has an excellent Professional Nursing program, it is not given to you. You have to dedicate the time and have the self discipline to work on your own when required it is an accelerated program and it is told upfront of the expectations and requirements. You are advised to not work if at all possible and I know that it is difficult and some people have no choice but you should not run down a schools name because you have to work, when advised not to. You should plan accordingly before signing up and committing to such a rigorous program. I have had excellent instructors throughout my journey some I gained more from than others but nevertheless I walked away with a little bit of something from every instructor I have crossed paths with. Is there some disorganization within administration of course no job is perfect and they are all human just like us and deal with an enormous workload with all the students they have in the nursing program. I learned very quickly in the program what was going to work for me and what was not, I had to withdraw from one of my initial classes not from failing but because I had to rethink and refocus my plan if I was going to continue . I came back the next quarter prepared and focused knowing what was expected of me and what I had to do to meet those expectations. It frustrates me to see such negative comments about Rasmussen and I know each campus is different, however Tampa/Brandon has excellent instructors who take time and actually care about the students and if you feel different I am sorry you didn't make the best of your experience you get out what you put in. I learned so much during my time there and if you graduated and passed your NCLEX you walked away with some knowledge because yes you may have things you have to self motivate and learn but the meat and potatoes of what you learned what instilled from the great instructors at Rasmussen. Ok review over dispute me if you like but this was my experience and it was great!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
rasmussen sucks - 5/2/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The Bloomington campus is complete trash! I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!!! if you decide that this is your only choice, keep the following in mind. Be prepared to teach yourself every single nursing content. You will be held to extremely high standards but the administration will not live up to their own expectations. They will tell you lies on when schedules and clinical dates are being released and if you have any problems about the school or faculty, you are directed to contact the dean. The dean will then tell you what you need to hear but will never act on their promises and leave you frustrated. Also, the dean changes about 2 times a quarter so you're never sure whose the dean. The professors will not teach you anything or care whether you succeed or not until you get to the last quarter 1 of them will try to help and be understanding. The only positive things about this school is that you can finish the program in 1 year and 3 months and clinical teachers will pass you even if you haven't learned any nursing skills. I have seen students make many medication administration errors and have passed clinical. The labs are a complete joke but you will do test outs in a group except for head to toe assessments and pass. I was fortunate enough to have supporting family that could help me financially so I was able to have this program as my only focus. I am going to take the nclex soon and I feel very under prepared and praying that I pass. I do want to add that they offered free nclex prep which is nice."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Nursing graduate - 12/31/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Like most schools, the Rasmussen nursing program has pros and cons. It is fast paced with little room for error and requires some serious self motivation. Most of the main instructors are wonderful, knowledgeable, and supportive. Several of the clinical instructors left something to be desired. As with most things in life you will get what you put into this program. One of the greatest things about this nursing program over some others is that all of the exams are NCLEX style meaning when you go to take your NCLEX you will know what to expect and be well prepared. Cons to this school: A lot of disorganization, some questionable billing practices, and not the best clinical opportunities. In the end nursing school is damn hard no matter what school you go to! If you are prepared to put your all into it you can and will be successful at this school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just Run away - 12/15/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Just run. Never in my life have I had faculty care so little for their students success. This place only cares about taking your money. I got my degree by putting up with a lot of BS. My class turned them into the State Board is Nursing. I hope they lose accreditation. This school does not deserve to teach students nor be a school. They should be embarrassed. You tell people that you got an education at Rasmussen and they literally laugh at you because they have such a terrible reputation. If you have an issue and try to take it to your dean, good luck getting them to care, the higher the pay grade the less they give a crap. They things I saw this place get away with in the last 18 months was beyond ungodly. Rasmussen should be ashamed of themselves. I taught myself an associate degree in nursing and I worked my butt off because nobody at Rasmussen was going to help. I pretty much paid 40 grand to be ignored. DO NOT GO HERE"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Brit - 10/14/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"I attended the St. Cloud campus and graduated from their Nursing program in 2019. Let me start off with saying nursing school is extremely hard... However, I feel that the school itself (administration) was only concerned with how much money you as a student brought in, not you as an individual. The Instructors at the St. Cloud Rasmussen location ARE THE ONLY REASON I COMPLETED MY DEGREE THERE. They are by far some of the best people I have ever met and they are the only reason that this location still has it's doors open. I feel so bad for the instructors at Rasmussen, they themselves do not always have clear information regarding class times, clinical dates, clinical sites, sims dates, ect. And then they have students up their butts about all this stuff and they don't even have the answers. I felt that the administration at this school really lacked the ability to manage dates, times, and locations of classes, clinicals, sims, and just about anything else you can think of. If you have a job or a family make sure that you get rid of them for the next how many ever months your going to be attending this school. Or if you can't get rid of your job or family (LIKE ALL OTHER STUDENTS) you better hope that they are supportive, forgiving, and extremely flexible. Because sometimes you literally have less than a 24 hours notice of clinical or sim date changes and times. However, as I stated above if you want THE BEST INSTRUCTORS of your life go to this school, but unfortunately the organization of everything else will make your life a living hell for the time being (BUT IT WILL PASS)."
1.0 out of 5 stars
AS - 9/25/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"The Mankato campus is seriously a joke. They don't help you scheduling wise. They will tell you one thing and do another. You basically teach yourself in each of the classes. Some of the instructors are excellent but it doesn't make up for all the other negatives. They really are just a terrible school."
1.0 out of 5 stars
ria - 8/10/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Check their bbb reviews before signing up. This place is a joke. A "lab" to them is broken or expired equipment or mainly googling and youtubing things. Most classes are online and the teacher is not in florida, good luck asking any questions to any teacher even in person they are unreachable and most of them just use this school as a part time job and for extra cash and it shows. If i could take back my semester and a half of my life i wasted i would."
5.0 out of 5 stars
MBF - 7/23/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"If you are looking for a College that will provide you with the opportunity and the education you will need in a career as a Registered Nurse, Rasmussen College is an excellent choose. The school is designed to help you be successful, if you are willing to put in the work. The curriculum is fast paced and is not designed to accommodate the atypical young college student lifestyle (e.g. not showing up to class, partying all the time, or getting behind or not completing assignment). Which may be the reason for many of the negative reviews. The Nursing program is fully accredited by ACEN, which allows you to attend any other accredited college or university in the future, once you have graduated. In response to some of the other reviews, no nursing programs including those of major universities have transferable credits until the program is completed and the diploma has been awarded."
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