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1 out of 5
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Degree: Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Graduation Year: 2017

Hello, First of all I would say that Rasmussen looks like the dream program. Sure you pay for getting through faster, however, it is worth it to those like myself who have a medical background and want to find a program to show I received that piece of paper that comes with a nursing license. Unfortunately, the school forgot to mention one important detail to me. In order to pass your classes, you need to have a 78% Test average score. Overall grade does not matter as long as it is a "C average" like mentioned in their student handbook. I am not the best test-taker, however, I did have an overall grade of 86.9% in the class itself. In my test average for 4 tests, I had 76%. 2% off. Could I have studied more? absolutely. Did I think that it was based off of my overall GPA like MOST nursing programs? Undoubtedly. I did understand why they were trying to narrow down the program - because they have some pretty nasty reviews. I can only imagine this was either a money making scheme or a way to only get the best test takers through their program which is concerning as some of the students did not even accurately take blood pressures on their clients in clinical by the end of the quarter!! The kicker was that my GPA was a 3.7% from having aced two other classes. Once they gave me a failing grade for that foundations class (Lecture, Lab, and Clinical, the latter two which I passed with flying colors due to experience as a certified nursing assistant) my GPA went down to a 1.9! Horrible! I would have understood if you had to re-take just the lecture portion or maybe just the test you did bad in, however to get failing grades in all three parts looks very bad on a transcript. I am incredibly thankful I took a screenshot of my overall grade/grades on coursework and tests to submit to my current BSN program at another school. I would not recommend their program to anyone starting out with nursing or even people of average test taking abilities. You can only take a class twice before being failed from the nursing program as a whole. Goodluck!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Graduation Year: 2017

The absolute worst experience of my life! The only reason I am scoring them a "1" is because "0" wasn't an option. I switched from another technical college to Rasmussen where I was before I even enrolled that my credits would transfer over into my program and I would be able to continue my education where I left off at the previous school. I had 8 months left ( 4 classes + clinicals left) before I would be ready to graduate. At first everyone was nice and seemed like they wanted to help but as soon as I signed up everything changed. I was put into classes I had already taken that I was promised would transfer over and when I started questioning why, all I got was "this is our policy", " your credits do not meet our requirements" when in fact the school that I had transferred in from is accredited by the same organization and has a higher standard required fro students to achieve than at Rasmussen. I found it incredibly hard to believe that my credits were unsatisfactory when I received my books and realized they were the same exact books I had from the previous school. The best yet is that they also used the same exact power points provided by the book manufacturer! Everything you do is online and nothing is explained to you before you start, it is extremely confusing. Even after they enrolled me in Gen eds I had already taken and passed I still gave them a try in hopes they would get it together next quarter...but nope! Sa,e garbage and same excuses. I am beyond fed up and appalled by this place, My adviser was of no help to em so I requested to speak to someone higher up about my credit transfer issue, I was referred to BP the Campus director who wouldn't even listen to a word I said and instead would just raise his voice and try talk over me, super rude fro the director of a college or anybody for that matter. He refused to listen to me and at the end of our first conversation stated that he needed to "talk" with my advisor and the program director because "he found it hard to believe that they would tell me such a thing" and that I had apparently signed something that instead of graduating in 8 months it would be another 2 years!! How does 8 months turn into 2 years?!? Why would I transfer into a school for another 2 years when I had less than a semester left in my program?? Needless to say B called me back to give me the same garbage story that they won;t take my transfer credits because they don't meet their standard and that I can chose to take 4 test out exams within the next 3 days in order to get the credit I have already earned and be able to withdraw from these classes I have already taken and not be charged for them. What a bunch of garbage!! I will be telling everyone I know how terrible this school is and what a waste of time! Even if they were to have taken my credits after this conversation I would still have withdrawn myself for the mere fact that I am not going to pay money to a school that lies to get get money and treats their students like they are incompetent when they call them out on their bogus mistakes!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

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!

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

Run!!!! After a week i realized online learning wasn't for me. I withdrew and they charged me 1100 dollars. The teachers were not good everything was so confusing..they trap you to get the gov funds!!! Stay away go to a different school!!!! You will thank me

1 out of 5
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Degree: Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Graduation Year: 2017

This College is a joke. The classes are ridiculously high in cost, and the quality of education is awful. What do I mean by quality of education? To start the instructors rarely get back to you within 48 hours. Ive had a few classes that were capstones in which the instructs NEVER got back to me via email. You will have to contact the dean to contact the instructor to contact you. Once that happens, the instructor will single you out and give you an awful grade (C). This was noted because I had received straight As in every assignment, then when the instructor was informed by the dean she had failed to meet her obligations, she took that out on her student, whom simple wanted a simple question answered. Now Im not basing my entire college experience on this, but the college in general severly lacks any type of quality control. Classes have the assignments copied and pasted from other colleges (word for word). Little to no effort is put into the course content. I never read a single page of the text books they provided and was able to ace every single class. Some classes could be completely by simply sending junk assignments (assignments that had been used in module 1, and used for EVERY submission until week 11) meaning you can put whatever you want in the dropbox and you will receive 100% stating "Great Job". This college will teach you nothing except that their piece of paper for a bacheolors degree cost you 50k. Would also like to note you will take a lot of fluff classes and 182 credits for a bachelors degree. An example of a fluff class is 'the Psychology of social media, art in the workplace, etc' You will want to gouge your eyes out when you read about instructors demanding to be called PROFESSOR with a liberal arts degree teaching fluff classes. I also found that these jokes will also grade the harshest. HAVE FUN

5 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2017

I see a lot of negative reviews on this school, but it is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and they give you what you need to succeed. Nothing in life is easy and the workload at any school isn't easy. This school really helped me to achieve my goals.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2017

I failed 1 coding class due to not having time to focus, I dealt with the sudden death of my younger brother and fell behind and did not understand the information as necessary. I informed my advisor that I needed to drop the class and try again the next semester when I had a clear mind and that I would sign up for a tutor. I did these things, my advisor and tutor cheered me on and reminded me that I only needed a 73% to pass. I received a 75%, great right? Wrong! I was misinformed and my new advisor said that I unfortunately needed a 78% and that I would be getting dropped out of the program. Now mind you I had this class and 2 more to finish before I received my degree that I am now in debt for $30,000 for. I asked if there was a way to get back in the program and was told I could take the class at another college and transfer back but was not guaranteed the credits I had earned upon return. I looked around at other colleges anyway and most of them would only be able to transfer 1 semester worth of credits and I would have to start fresh just to take the one class! $30,000 wasted and no degree to show for it, all due to one class and a lying student advisor.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

I am so glad I read the reviews on Rasmussen. I have been to other University's and I have NEVER seen a school like this one. The staff is so rude and truely does not care about the students. I have a disability and have asked for assistance and my requests were denied. I was treated so poorly. I have filed a complaint with the ADA. The nursing coordinator is a joke! I swear the TEAS test is rigged somehow. I have been in the medical field for 15 years and have many medical connections. They (hospital and clinic HR) state they do not have anything good to say about the "Nurses" that are pumped out of here. My advise, and as everyone can clearly see, DO NOT give this school your money. There are so many good schools out there. And this institution is not one of them. They really need to be investigated by the school board. It's a sham!

1 out of 5
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Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2017

I was a student at Rasmussen college school of nursing, i thought it was a good program during orientation I asked several times about accreditation and never got a good answer. Their Rn to Bsn program is accredited but not the Rn. I was dropped from the program because two times I missed the 79% exam average by less than a point which caused me to fail out. I understand this fact. But I still keep in contact with the people in my cohort and several of them have received passing grades even though they should have failed and been dropped from the course like I was. The whole let's take pharmacology and intro to nursing is a trip to start with and then follow it up with mental health and nursing 2. When you exams are every week 4-6 chapters of material each week. It is just retarded and if you as a teacher to help you with something don't expect a reply for 2-3 weeks because they teach 3-4 classes online and are in a different state. Waste of 16 months go somewhere else.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2018

Warning! Do not attend this school! It's a big waste of money and time!!!! I regret going to this school. I do not recommended this school to anyone. Worst school ever! The Professor are lazy they take forever to reply back and the assignment insertion are horrible! Trust me and everyone that saying stay away from this school! Don't be like us we regeting going here. Do not go to this school!

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