Rasmussen University Reviews of Associates in Nursing

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Reviews - Associates in Nursing

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  • 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."
  • 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
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended the St. Cloud campus and graduated from their Nursing program in 2019. Let me start off with saying nursing school is extremely hard... However, I feel that the school itself (administration) was only concerned with how much money you as a student brought in, not you as an individual. The Instructors at the St. Cloud Rasmussen location ARE THE ONLY REASON I COMPLETED MY DEGREE THERE. They are by far some of the best people I have ever met and they are the only reason that this location still has it's doors open. I feel so bad for the instructors at Rasmussen, they themselves do not always have clear information regarding class times, clinical dates, clinical sites, sims dates, ect. And then they have students up their butts about all this stuff and they don't even have the answers. I felt that the administration at this school really lacked the ability to manage dates, times, and locations of classes, clinicals, sims, and just about anything else you can think of. If you have a job or a family make sure that you get rid of them for the next how many ever months your going to be attending this school. Or if you can't get rid of your job or family (LIKE ALL OTHER STUDENTS) you better hope that they are supportive, forgiving, and extremely flexible. Because sometimes you literally have less than a 24 hours notice of clinical or sim date changes and times. However, as I stated above if you want THE BEST INSTRUCTORS of your life go to this school, but unfortunately the organization of everything else will make your life a living hell for the time being (BUT IT WILL PASS)."
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The Mankato campus is seriously a joke. They don't help you scheduling wise. They will tell you one thing and do another. You basically teach yourself in each of the classes. Some of the instructors are excellent but it doesn't make up for all the other negatives. They really are just a terrible school."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Check their bbb reviews before signing up. This place is a joke. A "lab" to them is broken or expired equipment or mainly googling and youtubing things. Most classes are online and the teacher is not in florida, good luck asking any questions to any teacher even in person they are unreachable and most of them just use this school as a part time job and for extra cash and it shows. If i could take back my semester and a half of my life i wasted i would."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"If you are looking for a College that will provide you with the opportunity and the education you will need in a career as a Registered Nurse, Rasmussen College is an excellent choose. The school is designed to help you be successful, if you are willing to put in the work. The curriculum is fast paced and is not designed to accommodate the atypical young college student lifestyle (e.g. not showing up to class, partying all the time, or getting behind or not completing assignment). Which may be the reason for many of the negative reviews. The Nursing program is fully accredited by ACEN, which allows you to attend any other accredited college or university in the future, once you have graduated. In response to some of the other reviews, no nursing programs including those of major universities have transferable credits until the program is completed and the diploma has been awarded."
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The worst college I have ever attended. Most of the instructors had no clue about the subject and in a lot of cases the students would correct the instructor. When it came to the exams, what ever we focused in lecture did not correspond to the test questions. In some instances students got caught cheating on the exams and the instructor did not take any actions. If you are interested in teaching yourself and wasting your money on this school, then by all means, I personally think it's cheaper just to buy the book."
  • Reviewed: 4/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended the St. Cloud, MN campus. I do not work for the school or benefit in any way leaving this review. It just makes me sad to see all the negative reviews, so I wanted to chime in with my experience. A lot of the negative reviews talk about the schedule, the grading or the cost. Nursing school is never easy, flexible or cheap. I went to a well regarded public school for my LPN and had issues with all of the above and then some. Sure, we got our clinical schedules last minute but that is not because of rasmussen - that is how clinical assignments work. The grading is tough, but that is true for any nursing program - you need to have above 78% to pass. Personally, I wouldn't want a nurse caring for me that got lower scores than that in school. The instructors at the St. Cloud campus really care about their students. They were available to talk to at all hours of the day, and got to know us on a personal level. Some reviews state that most courses are online, but that wasn't true for me. There were a few online courses (4 total), otherwise we were in lab, lecture or clinical. The simulation lab is an excellent learning experience. The best thing (in my opinion) is that Rasmussen really prepares you for the NCLEX. They build ATI exams into all the courses and that really seems to help people pass boards on their first try. Most people in my cohort have passed on their first try with the minimum questions. Please take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. Nursing programs always suck, that is just a fact. But this one prepared us to pass our boards and be good nurses and our instructors cheered us on the whole way. We have not had trouble finding jobs. Consider the St. Cloud campus if you are in the area."
lindy walden
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Hi, I'm halfway through the RN program and there is a lot of self starting studying and self teaching. I do a lot of independent work - and i do it because I wasn't accepted into any other nursing schools. if you can get into st kates, go for it. But this is what I've got and I'm determined to make it work. I'm still going to be a nurse after all this is done. So far I've met some very smart students and a few excellent teachers. And I've heard horror stories. I just keep my head down and keep working- if you want it bad enough. its there for you."
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"My experience was interesting because I accomplished and learned so much, at the same time there were some frustrating and disappointing moments I think could have been avoided with the school. There were a couple of instructors I feel were not empathetic and unreasonable, non-negotiable when it came to students education and lacked the ability to teach. However, the majority of the instructors there were great! I think all colleges have this issue with couple of bad apples, but most instructors are excellent teachers. I am glad for the experience I had because I had to work hard and it taught me a lot about myself. I walked away with an education in nursing and I applied my skills and knowledge immediately after passing my NCLEX on the first time through a nursing agency paying me $40 hour until I found the job I wanted. I did not come from a health care background before school. I accept the good with the bad because it all worked out in the end. Nursing school is at Rasmussen is an accelerated program so It is fast paced learning and very demanding. I worked full time with school and went part time by the last two semesters to graduate. If you cannot handle high stress and long study hours this program is not for you. You may want a BSN program that will allow you the slower pace to absorb the knowledge and experience given. One think I wish Rasmussen had was clinical sites at hospitals, which would be extremely helpful getting into hospitals after graduation."
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"The problem with Rasmussen is that they claim to be flexible, however they are anything but. I attended the nursing program as a post bac attempting to get an associates degree in nursing. However, as the classes progressed you would be required to be on campus usually 4 days a week for 1-2 hours at a time with clinicals additional time. This would have been fine, but I had my childcare assistance taken away and I couldnt afford to send my son to daycare all day when I am only required in class for one hour. Besides that the classes were extremely disorganized. Half of my lab sessions would be the teachers trying to find supplies for medication, the mannequins etc. There was also constant turnover between the teachers throughout the quarters. For the price you have to be very prepared to teach yourself everything and utilize your peers for learning rather than instructors. Also you will have to have someone else to support you because the way they schedule classs makes holding down a job very difficult."