, I will be starting the ADN program at Rasmussen College in Green Bay in less than a week! Rasmussen is just as good a choice as any! The only reason why they aren't (accredited) as far as the nursing goes is I believe it's because they are a relatively new add on to the school at least here in Green Bay. Don't be tricked by that however! They are recognized by the National Nursing Association at this point, and when you complete the program you can sit for the NCLEX-RN just like all other ADN graduates. Same goes for LPN as well. It's almost inevitable that the Rasmussen School of Professional Nursing will eventually become (accredited). Like I said they are relatively new; but remember Rasmussen is accredited in all other areas of their education and have established themselves as an institution of higher learning. They have been around since 1900. I guess you could say they are pioneers in the learning field! Now days there is a big focus on getting good nursing programs out there and established. In case you haven't read or heard about it, there are and will be in the coming future big big demands for well trained dedicated nurses
! One of the problems are the "Baby Boomers" retiring.
I would like to say that Rasmussen has a wonderful Nursing Program and experienced teachers
! Their Nursing Program is right up there with all the others! They do however use the Teas-v entrance test which is the newest one, and is suppose to be more difficult than some of the older tests used. You have to score at least "proficient" to be considered for the program. When you sign up to take the Teas-v (not sure if you have to take this for the LPN program?), there is a study guide that is sent to you so you can make sure you are prepared. They don't just focus solely on your score however, the Dean of Nursing interviews all applicants and hand picks the ones he/she believes will be a great asset in the medical field. Twelve students are picked for each cohort, and I believe there's like 5 or 6 cohorts each year?
That's a plus if you can transfer credits to the LPN program! I did not have any credits to transfer to the ADN program and will have a jam packed schedule!
Hope this helps with your question about whether or not to consider Rasmussen. I would like to say that the difference between Rasmussen and a community college is the smaller classes! I went to a community college for a CNA program at the classes were pretty big. I always felt kinda lost in the crowd
. At Rasmussen they keep their classes small to make sure the teachers aren't spread out too thinly amongst the students. Especially in the nursing classes you get more a feeling of "family"
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