Rasmussen University Reviews of Associates in Nursing

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Reviews - Associates in Nursing

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Hanna Paschke
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have attended previous colleges before and Rasmussen is by far the best I have been to. I was on a waiting list for 2 years with a prior college for their nursing program, started looking around at other colleges, and found Rasmussen. I applied in February, was accepted in March, and started classes in April! Now I am on track to graduate in June of 2023! I must say one of the best things about Rasmussen is the Admissions Advisors, specifically Stacey Willard!! She has worked with me every step of the way! I feel like I am a very organized person but she was so amazing in keeping up with me and helping make sure I had everything needed and submit throughout the whole process, even now as a current student she is STILL working with me and helping me with any questions I have! Also, I have never been a part of a school that truly feels like they care about their student's success. Every single one of my professors (I'm taking 5 classes this quarter) has worked with us in-depth, making sure we understand what is expected of us and doing everything they can to help ensure we pass our boards on the first try. I truly mean that they have overachieved with student success. I have a classmate that was not computer savvy and the teacher stayed after class to show her how to navigate the platform. I am so amazed at the amount of support I have had so far in my program. I would 100% recommend Rasmussen University in Florida to anyone!"
Hanna Paschke
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have attended previous colleges before and Rasmussen is by far the best I have been to. I was on a waiting list for 2 years with a prior college for their nursing program, started looking around at other colleges, and found Rasmussen. I applied in February, was accepted in March, and started classes in April! Now I am on track to graduate in June of 2023! I must say one of the best things about Rasmussen is the Admissions Advisors, specifically Stacey Willard!! She has worked with me every step of the way! I feel like I am a very organized person but she was so amazing in keeping up with me and helping make sure I had everything needed and submit throughout the whole process, even now as a current student she is STILL working with me and helping me with any questions I have! Also, I have never been a part of a school that truly feels like they care about their student's success. Every single one of my professors (I'm taking 5 classes this quarter) has worked with us in-depth, making sure we understand what is expected of us and doing everything they can to help ensure we pass our boards on the first try. I truly mean that they have overachieved with student success. I have a classmate that was not computer savvy and the teacher stayed after class to show her how to navigate the platform. I am so amazed at the amount of support I have had so far in my program. I would 100% recommend Rasmussen University in Florida to anyone!"
Na
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible school don’t waste your money and time. The deans suck and the teacher also. Your better off going elsewhere. All they care about is taking your money not teaching you anything. They need to be shut down. They have no communication between the students, deans or teachers. I would give a big fat zero"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not go to this institution. Please save yourself time and money! THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU OR YOUR EDUCATION. It’s hectic, frustrating and absolutely ridiculous. The instructors do not teach you anything. The Dean and advisor are no where to be reached when you need them!"
Mpls_99
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"The Good: You can start almost immediately. The program is accelerated and can be done in a year to 18 months if you can afford to do so. There were a few instructors that were great. I think the TEAs score requirements are lower than other colleges. The Bad: Expensive, especially for the quality of education. Little organization to ANYTHING. Schedules are not published until after the quarter starts. There is NO flexibility. Many of us worked and had to find very flexible employers to make schedule changes at the last minute. Clinical experience was awful for the one on-site experience. We were in a TCU that didn't want nurses there. I drove over an hour to sit in a lobby area and do my homework while paying almost $400/credit ($2,400 for this class). I was an LPN with a lot of years of experience. I rode on that education to get me through. My experience with my LPN program at a local tech college was FAR superior to this experience. Rapid turnover of staff. I had one class with 4 instructors in a week because everyone quit. No communication from the Deans. The Ugly: Rampant, uncontrolled cheating. If they can't isolate who is doing it, the whole cohort will be punished by invalidating test results and requesting a re-take within a week. No explanation other than "compromised code - retake it now." Research the NCLEX pass rate - at the Bloomington Campus it is low. The completion rate is sad. I see how so many people don't make it through. No support from the upper levels of administration who are clearly in charge of making every decision. I was threatened to be removed from the program after I was asked to quarantine (FROM THE CAMPUS) for Covid symptoms. I had to "appeal" and go way up the chain of command to address this. No rhyme or reason to the appeal process - one person may get approved, one person with an identical situation will be rejected. Buyer beware - this is mostly a self-taught program with massive levels of disorganization. I understand the desire to get started quickly and complete quickly; however, you will find out quickly that less than 1/2 of the people you start with make it. These credits are not transferrable to other schools."
Nikki
  • Reviewed: 1/20/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"I went to the Rasmussen Rockford campus which has the highest NCLEX passing rates. Make sure you look into the exact branch you are planning on going to, as when covid combined branches for online class we could tell there was little to no discipline at other campuses. This is a tough program because it is expedited. That being said, I felt more prepared than many of the other new nurses I started my job with. Regardless you learn most of what you need to know on the job. Rasmussen helped me to build a good foundation beforehand."
Sam
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school has the worst RN program and I would never recommend it to anyone. The staff are completely unprofessional, you teach yourself most lessons and classes, there is no compassion for even the toughest situations, and they do absolutely pick and choose who and what they will accommodate. I am fairly certain the good reviews on here are not real. I am currently in the program at the Bloomington campus and literally not one person in our program that I have talked to is satisfied with the education we are receiving or was aware before signing up for this school that we can't select our times for classes, like any other college or university. The first couple weeks of each new term is just panic attacks of trying to ask for forgiveness from daycares, jobs, families, and other obligations about the University last-minute changing your schedule and if you don't accommodate the new schedule you will get kicked out of the program. The only way the university allows you to make up a class is if you have jury duty/court, you are literally dying in a hospital, or you are giving childbirth; however don't miss more than one class in those cases, because you will have to restart your class and repay for it too. Also, your credits don't transfer to a university without completing the degree. Just run. I am a straight-A student, I really hate giving bad reviews for things because I really don't like to complain, I but I hope if one person sees these reviews and it helps them consider a different university, I promise the time you save in this program is not worth the stress. Also, they lost a ton of staff this year. A past instructor had mentioned to me they had left their job because they simply could not work for a University that treats its students like paychecks and has policies that are mostly inequitable. Also, you will notice the discrimination the staff displays through their favoritism, and bending of policies for certain students, but not all. I would not name this school especially friendly of ethnic minorities, racial minorities, LGBTQIA+ folk, or neurodivergent people, and would recommend if you are a member of one of these groups, to absolutely consider a different university with good inclusion policies."
zara pervez
  • Reviewed: 8/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I started the class and second without giving me any deadline when to pay the tution ,they have withdrawn me from the class. I did all the assignments and studying for first and second week then i just received an email from the director of admissions they have withdrawn me from class becasue i have not posted attandance for class ,although submitted all my assignments .In the email they mentioned they have not heard from when to start the class even though i talked to the advisor the day i started my class and submitted my assigbmnets.The next day i called and the director of admission had a complete different story saying i didnt pay for tutuion and i was never given dead line , the last day to pay for the class. I was very hurt and dissappointed like they have no feeling for thier students ."
June 2021 Grad
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This place is the biggest joke ever. The only pro of going to this school is how accelerated the program is. They constantly are changing rules and never tell the students until someone complains or they email you days after changing everything. All classes are online which is a joke. Not everyone can learn in an online environment especially a medical field. Labs are only two days, one online where you watch videos for 8 hours and one on campus where you learn one skill and then leave. Students are not prepared when going into clinical(s). All they focus on is ATIs, which is fine, but then also throw all this unnecessary homework and discussion posts while having to take exams. ATIs are also worth 20 percent of your grade so basically is you have an A and get a level 1 you drop to a low B or C. There’s only maybe 3 instructors at the campus who are great, other than that everyone sucks. My one clinical instructor for PN3 talked mad shit about all her PN1 students and constantly complained about how stupid they are, what teacher does that!? honestly, this school is a joke and costs more money than it even should. I’m glad I graduated but would never recommend this school to anyone. Literally any school is better than this shit hole."
Gg
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Let’s just say that for PN3 our last big nursing class our final was 100 questions and the day before our exam they were like jk it’s actually 150 questions.. When asked the Professor why, she said it was something that the higher ups did, I am guessing from Florida because that’s who always decides everything.. Not only that but they focus so much on ATIs!! Why!! When we have course lectures as well.. On our last quarter we take PN3, role and scope, and capstone.. Not only that but Capstone made us retake all previous proctored ATIs and have to level up every single one.. Right before we take 3 proctors in capstone alone so overall 11.. Do you know how hard it is to study all that?? On top of the two other classes that have regular lecture exams? I actually felt bad for the Professors as well. Too nice and the higher ups demanding. Also, everything was based on the Florida students.. Why..?? If Florida does bad why do IL students have to suffer? Not fair at all."
Me
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Wow I don’t know where to start. Should I blame myself for choosing a school with a accelerated nursing program? Sure why not. I’ll blame myself for not getting good enough grades for ucf, fair to me. However, will I blame myself for professors lying, deans playing favorite, 3 week email replies, different rubrics for each class and then the rubrics changing during finals when instructors are told to change their rubric? No way. This is such a bad school I can’t even describe it. They only care about you passing ATI but don’t worry you have 4 exams each 11 weeks per class. So study for exams or ATI? Idk?... save yourself money and do anything else or go anywhere else please. I never write reviews but my goodness Rasmussen college (I’m in Orlando) is the worst place on earth. (I’ve never been to the Middle East)"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 4/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT GO HERE FOR NURSING SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LITERALLY THE WORST SCHOOL FOR NURSING, NO INSTRUCTION, ABSURD RULES, ALL ON YOUR OWN TEACHING. THE PROFESSORS DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AT ALL. ABSOLUTELY NO ORGANIZATION. I HAVE BEEN A STRAIGHT A STUDENT MY WHOLE LIFE AND STUDY ALL OF THE TIME BUT LOSE POINTS FOR REALLY STUPID THINGS, MOST DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE A DROPBOX AVAILABLE IN TIME FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OR BECAUSE THEY HAVE 4 AVAILABLE AND I SUBMITTED TO THE "WRONG" ONE. JUST A TERRIBLE SCHOOL, TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION, AND I MOSTLY HAVE BEEN TEACHING MYSELF FROM YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE. MOST OF MY CLASS AGREES."
Jeremy
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"So you want to become a RN, and find a school with no waiting list. You think Rasmussen looks good. As a current student I can tell you this place is a joke. There is no learning atmosphere, you do online lecture (which is a previous nurse with no teaching experience) that is the teacher reading slides that cover maybe 5% of what is in the reading you will due on your own. So that is about 100 pages of reading per class, but don't forget you need to retain all this knowledge to pass there test. You do not do clinicals at a actual clinic, the have a software called Vsim that you have to figure out on your own cause the teachers are only given 1hour crash course. When you have test out on a skill there is no real practice just watching a poor quality video then having to practice on a stuff animal at home cause you can not practice in the state of the art lab until the day you test out. If you can learn all the course materials on your own and don't need any form of guidance or assistance in learning this program is for you. Cause all you really get is text books and a bill for tuition. Then they wonder why no one is passing the NCLEX. It must be the students cause they do everything they can to help you succeed 😂. So if you want a degree and nothing more then come here. However, if you want an education along with your degree I would look elsewhere. They are currently being reviewed for there ADN programs accreditation."
cheated out of an education
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would not give Rasmussen any stars, but this website requires you enter something. I totally agree with the previous review. This place is a joke. They truly do not review your errors and leave hanging to wonder what information you knew and what was incorrect. This is because they reuse the same exams over and over because the faculty does not want to create new exams. And speaking of faculty, it seems to me this school has a small handful of decent instructors, the rest could care less about the student and what they are teaching. My current instructor continually repeats that all her experience is in labor and delivery and she doesn't know the material she is teaching.(are you serious?) The school has decided now they will accuse everyone of cheating because so many students are graduating from their program but cant pass the Nclex (their pass rate BTW, 66%). Could that possibly be because of your program? With such academic integrity in question, their new strategy...They have seriously told us that we cannot whisper, look around or even move our lips during testing, which by the way is occurring in the privacy of our own homes, under the watchful eye of lock down browser. They refuse to even discuss bringing students back to campus on an effort to prevent this "cheating". The real reason for this is they do not have to faculty to teach all of the students they have so greedily enrolled in their nursing program. We are in week 4 and finally got a clinical instructor. Wow that was something. She came on to webex for 5 minutes, actually asked us what we usually do, then posted a bunch of busy work and said see you back around 12..then popped back on at about 12:18 and told us to return at 2:15 (2;30 is the end of the day), and then she never came back! I think this school is going to loose their credentialing . My advice is apply to a real school. This place is a cesspool."
Frustrated
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"Run Run Run !!!!! This school is not for the student this school is about money and money only. I am still here with not many options to run. Bill is high and they don't care if you ask for help in class. The test requirements and grading is horrible. You will never know what your bad at because they don't even help you with your mistakes. Grading is s secret they can add change and redo the test and you cant see what was change what was wrong or what you got right. How do you learn to correct your mistakes if you don't even know what they are. Let alone teach your self. I really wish I researched better then this place is a nightmare and the administration is useless. They are not here to make nurses but to put you in a hospital. Most of my class are graduating soon and doesn't even know patient care. You can scream and yell and they will fail you. I feel like I'm locked in a jail cell here. Also, forget about working they destroy that too with no organization what so ever."
Nurse2019
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Satisfied Nurse2020
  • Reviewed: 7/3/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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!"
rasmussen sucks
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Nursing graduate
  • Reviewed: 12/31/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Just Run away
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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"