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Before considering attending Rasmussen College, please consider your other college/university options first. I moved from another state and did not fully understand that I could have made a Bette choice until about half way through my program. I've been bounced around between 4 different academic advisors in my 1 1/2 years at this school, I am constantly redirected to a new person every time I have a question, I'm placed in 400-level "general education classes" that are not in my major and that I was not given the option of choosing, financial aid is sketchy, and some instructors are hard to get ahold of or claim they have no control over class content or helping us better understand some of the assignments. I'm graduating with my BS in less than 3 months and I will never come back to this school in the future nor will I recommend this college to anyone looking for a worthwhile college experience.
First off.. Anyone stating this is even a half way decent school and recommends it to someone, they are a part of the faculty at Rasmussen. Every single review I have read has already started my exact complaints, almost word for word. I have withdrawn from this school and now somehow I owe them w balance when I had financial aid and everything was paid for from the very beginning. Now guess what, they want to hold my transcripts so that I can't transfer to a different school! How typical of Rasmussen for this to happen lol. I could have already guessed something like this would happen. So now I am going to contact the department of education and see just how I even possibly "owe" this school money, this should be interesting (after already charging 3x the amount for any other nursing program) THEY WANT MORE.. Can you believe that
I was looking for a program that would be relevant to my career goals so I enrolled in the Marketing program. The teachers were good, especially those teaching the marketing classes. The focus on digital and social media was very helpful in my current position. Make sure that you do some pre-work before you take the statistics class! The program was hard but well worth it. I would recommend Rasmussen.
I only attended a month before I decided to drop out. The homework was a joke. Our tests were a joke. I had straight A's. I then handed in a test with 2 missing answers, received 100% because I tried. I want my money back. I only attended the school for about a month. It only took that long to realize it's just another diploma mill. The advisor was very helpful and kind. I can't believe these diploma mills are getting away with crap like this? People are posting fake reviews telling how awesome these schools are, and how great of a job they got because of schools like these. The government should do something about it.
Omg I loved this school one teacher gave me the lpesr possible grade on everything but I passed! I got a job in my field within 3 months of graduation I would recommend this school to anyone, I'm a single mom of 4 it worked with my schedule did it at my pace.I'm thinking about switching to another college for my bachelors though . not sure yet, currently weighing my options, pros and cons
I did the Licensed Practical Nursing diploma program and was so happy with the school. The instructors were available through email or phone almost 24/7. They were all very helpful and knowledgeable. I graduated and passed my state board exam first attempt. I got a great job a week after passing state boards. Now I am working and back at Rasmussen for the ADN program to become an RN. I can't speak for everywhere but the campus I attend is great. I would recommend to anyone. On another note the VA pays for my education from the GI bill so I cannot speak for cost but I would of spent the money to attend if I had to. Nothing bit good things to say here.
Buy the teacher test data base online. That is about the only way to pass this program. At least that is what some of my cohorts did and they passed. I didn't and I failed. You can't transfer credits to another school. Ever had a class where you couldn't review your test? This program doesn't allow you to review your individual test because the test is a data base that the school doesn't want to let out so they restrict the availability. How screwed up is that? you can't learn from your mistakes. It is a self defeating program that is perpetuated by passing students through extra credit rather that competency. My whole class would have failed if it had not been for the dean giving extra credit that was intended on covering chapters that the one semester professor couldn't accomplish within the semester. BS. The case studies were a joke. The Dean at the Rockford, il school says she doesn't believe in favoritism but she passes her choice of people at a test average of 77, below the 78 requirement on a personal basis. She is making the rules up as she goes. This program is flawed and isn't structured. There is no interest in fixing the problem, just preventing the program from failing by passing students who aren't ready. You have to learn the entire book on your own. They teach by power point. There are two instructors that were marvelous but they know their hands are tied. People including myself have wasted years and a lot of money on this program to be poorly taught and left to flail. I would give this school a zero if I could.
Rasmussen is a joke that clearly wants $$$. They never cared about their students. The first couple of weeks when I started I had family issues because I went back to school, I got NO help from the student advisors. Saying well you can't take anymore student loans out. I said I'm homeless. I need to live. Then a few times we had 3 to 4 exams in the same day!!!! I asked my coworkers if that happens to them, no they didn't have 3-4 exams a day. Mentally students can't do it. Plus they put hard classes as online classes. So if you are struggling with understanding it you don't get help from the instructors. They tell you well then maybe you shouldn't be a nurse. Then when you fail you ask them to go back and analyze the test scores because you know majority of the class didn't get 90% on the exams they don't. Even with appeals, they pick their favorites and allow them to pass through. If you have two instructors teaching the class, one teacher will give study guides for the exams the other one doesn't. Make sure you have friends in that other class because if you are the only one that doesn't have a study guide, you fail. Especially when the majority of the group before didn't have study guides didn't have the guides and they almost fail and the dean stepped in and gave points back. Clinicals were a joke too, you would have to drive out to a small TCU or head start, you never learned real nursing skills. Only two small town hospitals accept this school. You still don't learn stuff. The only skills I learned in nursing is from my job. Mental health clinicals were another joke. We went to a group home to watch how mentally challenged people live and a memory care at a nursing home. I wrote my paper for these clinicals were a joke. I experience more mental health behaviors at my place of work then there!!!! There was an instructor there that literally picked which students that she would do study sessions with. She never sent out a mass email saying she was doing that for the final. I have been in community colleges for my generals, and if a instructor was doing a study session, they sent out mass emails to ALL students not selective students. If you confront the instructor or the dean about this, they blow it off. They also change stuff each and every quarter.
After reading some of the reviews on here, I'm actually very surprised that so many people seem to be having such an issue with the school. The campus I attend is in Florida, and it's a relatively small campus where not many classes are offered on-site. I have been with Rasmussen for two years and will graduate this fall. I have never had any sort of issues with this school. I've always received a response from my advisers and professors within 24 hours and anytime I've had late work or needed help, I've always had an understand professor to help me. The only downfall that I can see is that the semester are short, 11 weeks. If you fall behind a few weeks, it's hard to get caught back up, however it's not impossible. I feel that you'll get out of the school what you put into it. A lot of my program is done online, which works great for my work schedule, and even the on campus teachers are flexible. As far as the cost, yes it's a little on the expensive side, but yet the loan I took out is less than my car loan. I feel bad for those that have had such a rough experience, but it's like any other business, you can't make everyone happy and someone will always have something bad to say.
First off I am an older student working on my 2nd career. I opted for Nursing because I have a functional health coaching business and desired to be a Family Nurse Practitioner at some point. Well to be an FNP, you have to be an RN first. As much as I am opposed to BIG PHARMA, it does have a place, I just wanted to be a different kind of FNP in the end and work on a more holistic and nutritional foundation. Anyway, I just resigned from the program in Ft Myers last week for many reasons. My grades were fine, but I was growing tired of the Negatives that are attached to the program. As I discussed the situation with Nurses from other schools, they seem pretty much the same. I had a Biology Degree from many years ago, so intensity was nothing new for me. My biggest complaint is that they constantly hold that THREAT of failing over your head. I understand that they desire a "weeding out" process, but when you pass a certain point in the program, it really should be a POSITIVE reinforcement training style instead of the constant Negativity being thrown at you. We always had the threat of failing the program at any given point thrown out in a classroom. There was enough stress in the career field, we certainly didn't need to be continuously pounded by the negatives that are built in the program at every corner. We actually took a pass of fail exam and all the students passed. Next thing I know we all get an email that someone decided the test was too similar to the review and we all needed to re-take it again! That was just ridiculous. I mean people were feeling good and positive that we all passed and next thing you know a few failed and had take a 1 chance re-take. Very poor for sure. I enjoyed my clinicals for the most part and my instructors were not too bad overall. With a few exceptions, they seemed to care that they put out a solid product. I had a big issue with the LAB time and the lack of practice time on the skills required to pass the skills checks. My first few labs were fine as the instructor was very skilled and understanding. My last lab was run my a very STERN and Not so pleasant instructor. She seemed to have issues with men as well. When we were going to practice sterile field, we got one demo and then no practice time to work on our skills. Problem was that they provide no practice kits for you to take home. SO in 1 week it's pass or fail and you have no practice time. I actually went out and bought bandages and supplies to simulate a sterile kit. Then I studied the book and the video they provide. Unfortunately the book and the video do not agree with the instructor sheet. So you are trying to make the instructor happy with many conflicting training materials. Then we were unable to test out the next week and they added another skill set for catheter placement and removal. So the following week I would have to test out on both. The issue here is that the instructor did not have the correct kit to demo the procedure. Fortunately an LPN had a kit in her car and we used her kit. There was no practice time, so I was in the same boat all over again. There was an unscheduled incident that REMOVED THE INSTRUCTOR FROM THE CLASS FOR 15 Minutes which shortened our learning time. We offered to stay but the instructor said NO as her next class was in 30 minutes. But we were all willing to stay to get more time and some practice. The lab is only available if there is an instructor available to be in the lab with you. That is certainly a problem. You have to practice these skills to perfect the mechanics and that was just not available in my last lab. If all the schools are like this then just pick one. Coming from a very intense Professional Aviation career, I understand that we want the best of the best. I just question the STYLE for productive learning. Negative reinforcement seems to be OLD school. You can attain a great product in a POSITIVE and effectual environment. I only had about 6 months to go, but they really wore me down in about 11 months. I just lost my passion for the profession in the end. Best of luck to all wherever you attend.