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Stay away. Save your money. You learn to read powerpoints and watch you tube videos at this school. Very few Instructors that are helpful and know what they are talking about. Clinical time is wasted time. We sit in a conference room and fill out paperwork. The dean said she makes rounds to check on students at the sites and I haven't seen her once. I wish I could go back in time.
Rasmussen is an excellent school. It gives its students the potential to gain the skills needed to work in the field of the choosing. License Practical Nursing is an excellent field to begin your career. Rasmussen allows you to graduate in one year with an LPN diploma. They offer a bridge program to switch your LPN to a RN degree.
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!!!
This is the most unorganized, ineffective, ill-prepared educational program I have ever known. First issue, having teachers stand in front of you and read verbatim what the syllabus says, offering no insight or clarification to the course material. Second, unaqualified and unprofessional teachers. For instance, a maternal newborn nurse teaching pharmacology but cannot tell you the difference between antifungals and antibiotics, "just know what they tell in the book". The school is overpriced, the return on investment is ridiculous. They have changed the policy and procedures and did not tell the student body but made us adhere to the changes before we were told about them and then made us sign the new nursing shcool policy RETROACTIVELY or be removed from the program. Yes you read that right!! They made us falsify documentation to make appear as though we all knew. This school now refuses to let us know our grades!! yes you read right . they will not post our overall or test average, one teacher stated and I quote "you do know how to add and divide by 3, if not I will show you in clinical tomorrow" No, I as a student that is paying your salary, with my 27k tuition, should have a daily access and current information on my grade status. Period. DO NOT ATTEND RASMUSSEN FORT MYERS NURSING PROGRAM OR ANY PROGRAM FOR THAT MATTER!!!! I personally heard the School of nursing Dean state to a co-worker, while discussing course time changes, state that "oh well, if we need to change a course time or day, that is their problem not ours. They are students, they can just deal with it or not!!" Dean B. is the worst representation of a female professional nurse educator, EVER!!! SHe is rude, disrespectful, condescending and needs to be reported the florida board of nursing for threats of failure and incomplete if documentation is not falsified.
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
I was jerked around horribly by various employees, I went in there with a Positive thinking wanting to better my self and I was withdraw without my permission then the financial service woman told me that it " looked" like I was going to owe them 1,000 dollars because of this action by whom I don't know still to this day. They reported that to my credit now they claim that owe them this money I finally was withdrawn and now I'm in over 15,000 dollars in debt my credit score is below the min for credit I don't have a job I'm on a just getting by with 1200 a month
This nursing program is a disorganized mess. They make extensive use of the ATI test bank. This is to "fill in and augment" what they skip over. Many instructors are unable to design an effective curriculum. You are on your own to learn important aspects of registered nursing. While the tests are difficult, they are not what will be on your NCLEX. My graduating class has a 60% pass rate. Clinicals and lab are also a frustrating disappointment. The school is expensive and creates the illusion of quality education.
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 $$$$.
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.
I go to Rasmussen in the twin cities, MN. Huge waste of money. Don't go! I chose this school because I didn't have to wait and could receive my degree fast. That's about all you get! It's a new program that they should not have launched yet. New instructors every quarter that do not know what is going on. Then the instructors are gone. No hospital experience. only LTC and TCU. Maternal child was at a daycare center for 1 day (and i went on a field trip) and in a lab for two. More than half way through the program they tell us we have to pass a comp predictor at 95%, oh and it's a 180 question test. Don't pass, don't graduate, and don't get to sit for the NCLEX.. This school is a joke! DO NOT WAIST YOUR TIME OR MONEY!!! No one is willing to help you or hear you out. It's a wait and see sort of a game. I graduate next month and never inserted a cath or an IV. Sent us to clinicals where we couldn't even use needles (Insulin, glucose checks etc). I do NOT feel that I am ready to work in the field, I am nervous and feel ashamed to admit I went here. It's embarrassing!!!