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Going to Rasmussen for nursing was the worst decision I have ever take. 50 to 70% of the classes are online. That means you are most of the time figuring things yourself. It is true you can always email your instructor but the reply is not instant. Its ASN or BSN s definitely not for people with zero healthcare background. Second, from day 1, they throw so many assignments at you that you feel like you are drowning. Third, they are obscessed with ATI. Therefore ATI is embedded within every nursing class. You are basically learning ATI's and rasmussen's program as the materials are not the same. You have to attain a level 2 in each ATI exam attached to a class before you are considered completely done with the said class. Fourth, their grading scale is as follows: A (94-100), B (85-93), C (78-84), F (77-0) furthermore they round down meaning 77.999999999999 is 77. My problem with this grading system is that it only applies to the nursing school. This let me believe that it is a deliberate effort to have you retake a class if you ever got on the edge where you need that 0.0001 to pass. Believe me you can get to that point easily in nursing. I personally got an F for missing 0.5 point. I'm not looking for excuses for my failure but that level of intransigence is hard especially when you are paying $400/credit. I should hopefully graduate in March. I wish it was tomorrow.
The core of computer science was never touched. Compare them with decent school like, FAU, FSU, CSU, UCLA or even state colleges. Do your homework. If data structure and algorithms are no the core of your classes what can you do in an interview or in a real job. Worst computer science program with less than approximately 1 percent of successful student. You have been warned to educated yourself before choosing your school. Don't do it please. Do what is worth your career.
This is hands down the best online school for people looking to get into Computer Science. You can jump into Data-Science or show off your design skills by earning a Web Dev Degree! I went for my Software Degree and loved the entire process. After spending 1 week getting used to the online layout, I felt confident in completing the rest of my degree. My counselor is Uber Cool and feel that the entire college is much more helpful than others I have dealt with! If you want to major in tech, then go here!!!!
DO NOT WATE YOUR MONEY. This school does not care about its students. In one class I had a 94 going into the last week. I submitted my final project and my grade remained a 94. This is mathematically impossible considering its 8% oftour grade. I graduated with a 3.48 gpa and a 3.50 is honors. I asked the dean (several times) to look into it and never received an email back for a month. After finally getting a reply she said she looked into it and doesnt see a need to change it. Lol. I emailed back for an explanation and never received one. So basically Im suppose to believe that if I never even submitted this final project and received a zero my grade would stay a 94? Still havent received an explanation. I have a lot more stories about this joke of a school. Absolutely pathetic that you dont even get the grade you earned and then not given an explanation. Very poor.
I just went back a college to earn a higher credential. I started the Bachelor Completer program in August 2017, and will be completing it in September of 2018. I averaged 20-24 credits per quarter and took all of the CBA courses. (Test outs) it CAN be completed in 1 year...but it's a large time investment. Here is the BIG negative.........the entire program is writing papers. Seriously...it's all theory and you don't get hands on experience with any marketing software, programs or ANYTHING! I did the quick math and came to the conclusion that I have written roughly 240 papers throughout the degree program. Keep in mind that each papers average length was 4-5 pages. If you're not keen on writing papers, don't enroll. However, if your perform poorly on texts/exams/quizzes...it might be for you. All in all, I really didn't learn anything I didn't know already due to everything being theory based.
I started the LPN program at Rasmussen in April of 2017. It was an expensive program, I will admit. However, there were some perks. No waiting list. No prerequisites, these were conveniently built into the program. No having to compete with other applicants to get in. For me, I found these perks to be worth the extra money. As for the program itself, it was excellent. I was at the campus in Eagan, MN, which I came to understand was one of their best campuses. I had excellent instructors who were experienced and knowledgeable in the field of Nursing. I also had great clinical experiences. We went to a couple long-term care facilities, but we also did clinical at a primary care clinic, the VA clinics, and the VA hospital. These experiences were awesome. Rasmussen also integrates ATI into the program, which has really helped prepare me for the NCLEX.
Financial services have been a nightmare to deal with, ,when transferring to a new school, despite having dropped classes several weeks before a new term, I was charged again. It's been over a month and I am still trying to deal with billing here. 0/10 on finances. I was refunded the pell grant, charged an additional 1800 for classes, and am just sitting here in the red for the time being. My instructors were great and knew their material well. Assignments and group discussioins were great.
Internet at the school rarely works. School runs out of paper and ink a lot and teachers stopped providing print outs. A lot of self teaching. Things are constantly changing in the middle of classes and trying to find out what homework is due is a pain when having to click multiple places.
My experience at Rasmussen was very sub-par in my opinion. Lack of communication, stressful, expensive both from loans and out of pocket. Overall I would not recommend it to anyone; the experience was very costly and emotionally taxing. Let's go over the advantages first because the negatives will be lengthy. It was convenient without a doubt. If I had a much smoother experience in communication, it would have been very manageable. Second, they have a few excellent instructors. I ran into two myself in my two years, which not a great ratio mind you, but worth mentioning. Now for the negatives, which I will simply share my experience. I was at Rasmussen for two years. During these two years, nothing monumental. During Dec 2018 I was told that I had to complete five additional classes by the end of the month to graduate. Roughly an additional 20 credits for $400, on top of my current finals. I was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of coursework to do that I started failing. I do admit; I could have buckled down, thrown my emotions and worries out the door, and got it done. I didn't however, and the mindset of there is no possible way I can do this set in. So I had to sign up for three additional full-time classes, which is more loans and $1,000 out of pocket. I was accidentally signed up for a class and had to fight to have that refunded with a heavy emphasis on "fight". The director I spoke to, Adam F, was continually trying to push blame towards me while I had never been told that these courses existed and where to find what was required. Let's skip ahead three months and complete the three classes I signed up for. One of the classes that I was informed how they worked until December expired. As a result, I am taking one four-credit class, which since I only have one class is not covered for finical aid. As a result, an additional $1,400 out of pocket for that one class. So recapping, I spent roughly two years, approximately $20,000 in debt, and $2,400 out of pocket in the last month for my Associates. I would not recommend Rasmussen and encourage you to look at other options. I myself am looking at Metropolitan State in MN because they have an online MBA, about a third of the cost, and far better offerings.
I really like my school. It is hard and they tell you before you start that they do not work around your schedule. You have to work around your school schedule. You have to study about 20 hours a week per class. School is a job if you think it's not then your wrong. Yes it's expensive but less expensive than being on a list waiting for 2 years. After my ADN I'm going to go to a college in the city near my house for the BSN. Most hospitals are magnet status so you won't get into them without a BSN. Also, you have to be accountable for your own success people are not just going to hand you a degree. I aim for a 90% or better on every test and the minimum is 79%. Also, there are pre req classes so whomever said there was not... That's a bold faced like.