Rasmussen or not? - page 2

by enfield76

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Hello there, I am currently looking into nursing programs here in Minnesota. I went to the Rasmussen College information session and the LPN program seemed fairly straight forward and they said their job placement was 92%. I... Read More

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    Although I didn't want to attend R for the cost I have now entered their enrollment process to start in July. I didn't get into the school of my choice so now I feel like I have no other choices I could either spend another year or two or five trying to boost my GPA up or get straight into the Rasmussen program. I have a past that wasn't so great in my early college career because of having to balance two full time jobs kids, health issues, car accidents and my grades took a beating in harder classes. I ended up with a couple of Ds some Ws and a F and its so embarassing but it happens. I have currently enrolled back into school turned myself around at SPC and now my current GPA is a 4.0! My culmative is a 3.0 however and when I am up against people with higher GPAs and no bad college history I don't stand a chance, atleast I didn't at SPC, so basically I was looking around and ran into Rasmussen, no waiting list, and as long as you have all of the qualifications transcipts, passed TEAS, up to date immunization, current mantoux and results, taken the college's STEP test and passed, and have an up to date CPR certification you are good to go! Luckily for me I was able to get everything done in a week because I am that dedicated! I already had te TEAS test done since this April so that was easy, but I already have an interview with the dean and I have only been through this process 6 business days and they told me nobody has ever been prepared as quickly as I was in one week lol I told them I want to do nursing just that bad, its my passion and just because one school didnt believe in me or want to give me a chance I was not going to give up and stop there. You have to be proactive about what you want in life. But for the girl with the degree in public health and epidemiology I would reccommend a place like St. Catherine's University you can probably get into any school you want with that degree under your belt and as long as you have a pretty good GPA. I am excited to start Rasmussen next month and it may not have been my first choice, cheaper, or 8 minutes from my house like SPC you just have to take what you can get I will be done at Rasmussen in a year because I completed all of my generals and from what it looks like most of them will transfer so I dont have to take courses I have already taken. Not to mention Rasmussen has a 90% pass rate on the N-Clex and well qualified teachers.
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    DONT DO IT! The prev comments are from someone who works for rasmussen. As someone who went there, it sucks. They are very unprofessional and its all about weather they like you or not. Its easy to get in because they take anybody. If they like you you will be floated thru the whole program. But what good does that do when you get in the real world and have no idea what you are doing? Choose wisley. Remember nothing fast and easy is never really worth having.
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    I've been with Rasmussen since October 7th. They are really great. I have to admit, it is a little bit rocky at the beginning, because we didn't have the right books or people were exchanging for hardcover copies. I went to my first clinical site on October 15th at a local nursing home. We followed CNAs around that day which isn't what our job would've been if I stayed with the LPN Program, but it was eventful for someone who's never been a CNA before. I know other students have been CNAs for years and they said it was like they were working for free that entire time, but they allowed us to follow anyone that we wanted to. They told us that we were in charge of our clinical learning and not the instructor. All the CNAs, LPNs and the one RN were all wonderful and they were very informative about what they were doing.

    The instructors and the Dean have been great. I recently was told that their RN Program has moved to the campus that I am currently at and they called me and asked me if I'd prefer to be in their RN Program. I accepted without hesitation. My current graduation date is on September 20th, 2015. I am currently enrolled in two classes soon to be three and will be fully starting my Nursing classes in January. I can keep you updated as I go through Nursing school, but I honestly think that Rasmussen was a good choice for me.
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    I know this thread is a year old, but I'm just curious about Rasmussen as well. I started the enrollment process for the Brooklyn Park location, and have done almost everything needed to start in January. After reading through these posts, I'm slightly concerned that I made a bad decision going with Rasmussen.
    When I did the info session they told me that while I'm in the nursing program, I can expect to only have school be my life. Which like most of the people going there (I'm sure) can't do only school. I didn't figure it would be too demanding as the woman said we would have maybe two days in class and two days in clinicals each week. Is that true? Or is it much more demanding? Anyone with experience at the Brooklyn Park location- I would love your insight into the LPN program. Thanks!
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    I am a June 2013 graduate of Rasmussen School of Nursing. I passed my NCLEX on the first time in 90 questions. I was hired as at a reputable institution as a full-time RN even before passing my boards. I am currently in the process of enrolling for my RN to BSN at Rasmussen. Rasmussen is regionally accredited and in the process of becoming nationally accredited. It is as good of a school as any other nursing schools out there. You get out what you put in. Work hard, study hard, set your priorities and goals and finish strong. You will have a life-long, rewarding and profitable career. There will always be those who will put down any school and make you feel like you should consider something else. As far as its reputation, the large, well-known and reputable institution I work for certainly supports Rasmussen, accepting student nurses for clinicals, offering discounts on tuition at Rasmussen and hiring recent graduates! There will always be issues and politics wherever you go....ANYWHERE~ Don't let a few people with bad experiences/attitudes scare you off of Rasmussen!
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    how is the bsn program? did you have many pre reqs for the bsn?