Rasmussen College Expands Innovative Flex Choice Learning Option to All Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Programs* Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the expansion of its innovative Flex Choice® learning option to the College’s nine remaining bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs not already available with Flex Choice. Flex Choice is a pioneering learning model within the evolving realm of competency-based education (CBE). It allows students to take self-paced, competency-based courses alongside their traditional courses at no additional cost – saving them money and time. Depending on the degree program and number of self-paced courses students choose to take, they can save up to 45 percent in tuition costs when compared to the cost of taking only traditional, faculty-led courses at Rasmussen College.
Rasmussen College Launches Accelerated Entrance Options for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in Wisconsin Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of two accelerated entrance options for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at its Green Bay and Wausau, Wis. campuses. The Rasmussen College BSN degree program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is immediately available with the new, accelerated pre-licensure entrance options that are designed for students who are committed to the nursing profession and eager to launch their careers as quickly as possible. The accelerated entrance options also help fill a significant need for registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in Wisconsin. Classes are expected to begin in April.
Rasmussen College to Open State-of-the-Art School of Nursing Facility in Ocala in Summer 2016 Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced it will open a new state-of-the-art School of Nursing facility in Ocala in summer 2016. The new nursing campus, located at 1227 Southwest 17th Ave., in the former Ocala Entertainment Complex building, will include classrooms, computer labs, large student learning spaces and updated simulation equipment, such as real-life manikins and nursing beds. Construction on the multimillion dollar, 21,000-square-foot facility is expected to begin later this month.
Rasmussen College Launches Accelerated Entrance Options for Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in Tampa Bay Area Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of two accelerated entrance options for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at its Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus. The Rasmussen College BSN degree program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), is immediately available with the new, accelerated pre-licensure entrance options that are designed for students committed to the nursing profession and are eager to launch their careers as quickly as possible. The accelerated entrance options also help fill a significant need for registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the Tampa Bay area. Classes are expected to begin in January.
Rasmussen College Launches Newly Redesigned Accounting Bachelor’s Degree-Completion Program with Reduced Tuition Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of a newly redesigned Accounting Bachelor’s degree-completion program with reduced tuition. The affordable program is designed to help students gain the skills most valued by employers, including managerial accounting, financial reporting, account reconciliation, payroll and bookkeeping. Students benefit from hands-on opportunities in their courses, including extensive training with industry software so they can better manage finances, and they can complete the program in as few as 18 months*. Upon graduation, they are prepared for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam—a national industry certification sought after by today’s employers. Classes for the new accounting program begin in January.
Rasmussen College to Host Free Community Career Fairs Nationwide Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will host more than 20 free Community Career Fairs nationwide Oct. 21-29 to help community members, students and graduates advance their job-seeking skills and land their dream job by gaining access to career experts and local employers with open positions. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with potential employers, receive LinkedIn and resume consultations, participate in mock interviews, gain professional dress advice, identify career paths that fit their experience and skill set, and learn how to showcase the key transferable skills most sought after by today’s employers.
Rasmussen College Strengthens Commitment to Providing Affordable Degree Options; Makes New Tuition Reductions Across Multiple Degree Programs Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced new tuition reductions of as much as 51 percent for 10 degree programs across its Schools of Business, Health Sciences and Technology. The price cuts strengthen the College’s ongoing commitment to college affordability by providing multiple degree options at a lower tuition rate — which helps remove a barrier for students looking to advance their careers and addresses the skills gap present in today’s workforce. Starting in November, new full- and part-time students will be eligible for the reduced rates, saving them between 16 percent and 51 percent on tuition costs depending on the degree program.
Rasmussen College Launches Surgical Technologist Associate’s Degree Program at Romeoville/Joliet Campus Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Surgical Technologist Associate’s degree program at its Romeoville/Joliet campus with classes beginning this month. The program prepares students to work as a surgical technologist, which is one of the fastest-growing professions in the healthcare field. Surgical technologists are an integral part of the surgical care team, helping prep for and assist during a surgery. To celebrate the launch of the new program and the opening of the surgical suite at its Romeoville/Joliet campus, the College will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Dr. Georgia Vest as Regional Dean of Nursing-Southeast Region Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently welcomed Dr. Georgia Vest as the new regional dean of nursing for its Southeast region. In this role, Vest will oversee the College’s nursing programs in Florida and Kansas, which include five School of Nursing locations in Florida and two in Kansas. Vest brings with her more than 15 years of experience in nursing education. Most recently, she served as associate director at the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) – the entity responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs across the country.
Rasmussen College Redesigns Healthcare Career-Focused Programs to Help Fill Employment Gaps Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of three newly redesigned healthcare career-focused degree programs: Healthcare Management Bachelor’s degree-completion program, Medical Assisting Diploma and the Medical Laboratory Technician Associate’s degree. These degree options are designed to prepare students to fill significant employment gaps in both the business and patient services sides of healthcare. The College also announced a tuition reduction of 35 percent for its Medical Assisting Diploma program for new students starting in October.
Rasmussen College Medical Assisting Program in Overland Park and Topeka, Kan., Earns ABHES Accreditation Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced its Medical Assisting Diploma program in Overland Park and Topeka, Kan., has earned accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is a nationally recognized higher education accreditation organization specializing in both institutional and programmatic accreditation of programs in the allied health field. Rasmussen College also announced it is lowering tuition for its Medical Assisting Diploma by 35 percent for new students starting in October.
Rasmussen College Launches Supply Chain and Logistics Management Scholarship Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Scholarship in an effort to make this specialized business degree more affordable and accessible to students. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor’s degree program for fall 2015, could lower tuition by up to $4,000.
Rasmussen College President Participates in White House Discussion on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education Rasmussen College President Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen recently participated in a discussion at the White House on promoting innovation and quality in higher education. Dr. Boyum-Breen was among a select group of higher education industry leaders, including college presidents, education providers, thought leaders and accreditors, to be invited to attend the convening in Washington on July 30. The U.S. Department of Education brought the group together to discuss ways higher education institutions and non-accredited education providers can work together to extend access to students while ensuring quality and consumer protection.
Rasmussen College Launches Future Nurses of Wisconsin Scholarship Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Future Nurses of Wisconsin scholarship in an effort to help address the shortage of nurses across the nation. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree (ADN) program at Rasmussen College, could lower tuition by up to $4,600.* To receive the full award, students must enroll full-time at the Green Bay or Wausau campus.
Rasmussen College Launches Future Nurses of Florida Scholarship Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently launched a Future Nurses of Florida scholarship in an effort to help address the shortage of nurses across the nation. The scholarship, which is immediately available for new students enrolling in the Practical Nursing Diploma program at Rasmussen College, could lower tuition by up to $1,600.* To receive the full award, students must enroll full-time at the Fort Myers, Tampa/Brandon, Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco or Ocala campus.
Rasmussen College Employees and Students Give Back During Seventh Annual Community Service Day Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will give back to its local communities on Friday, July 24, during the College’s seventh annual Community Service Day. Approximately 1,200 employees and students from its 23 campuses and three central offices will volunteer during the national service day event. Through this annual effort, students and staff volunteer more than 4,000 hours in just one 24-hour period.
Rasmussen College Reduces Tuition Nationwide Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced a 13 percent tuition reduction nationwide that takes effect in August for new, full-time students. The tuition reduction, which applies to all non-nursing programs at Rasmussen College, aligns with an ongoing commitment to provide the best investment possible for students by helping decrease debt upon graduation. This is the second nationwide tuition reduction at Rasmussen College in just two years. In October 2013, the College lowered tuition costs an average of 12 percent nationally.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Dr. Ann Leja as New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, recently welcomed Dr. Ann Leja as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. In these roles, Leja will oversee all academic affairs and activities at Rasmussen College, including support and assessment, programmatic quality and rigor, expansion of competency-based education and other learning models and methods, as well as faculty engagement. Leja brings with her more than 25 years of higher education experience with 15 years in academic leadership roles at both private and public colleges and universities.
Rasmussen College Launches Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of a Computer Science Bachelor’s degree completion program. The program is designed to offer students real-life, hands-on learning experiences in a business context, using the most current technology through access to Amazon, Apple and Microsoft platforms. Graduates will be prepared to contribute to organizational success as business analysts, solutions architects, developers, analysts and solutions engineers.
Rasmussen College Launches Three New Health Sciences Programs Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the launch of three new Health Sciences programs: a Health and Wellness Bachelor’s degree-completion program, Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate and Pharmacy Technician Certificate. These programs were created to help employers solve a growing need for skilled workers ready to succeed in a health care market experiencing significant change related to federal health legislation, aging populations and a growing demand for preventive and holistic options.
Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen Inaugurated as Rasmussen College President Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today hosted the inauguration of its seventh president, Dr. Trenda Boyum-Breen. Boyum-Breen takes the helm of the College after Kristi Waite, who served in the role for 17 years prior to her retirement March 30, 2015.
Rasmussen College Digital Literacy Survey Finds Americans Overwhelmed by Technology, Yet Can’t Live Without It Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today released the results of a survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults and their feelings about the Internet. Highlights of the findings were published in a digital infographic, “Digital Literacy in 2015: America’s Complicated Relationship with the Internet,” that illustrates how Americans feel about technology and how it’s altered the way we communicate, consume information and work.
Rasmussen College Selected to Join the Competency-Based Education Network Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, was recently selected to join the Competency-Based Education Network’s (C-BEN) new cohort of member institutions. Supported by the Lumina Foundation and managed by Public Agenda, C-BEN is comprised of 30 institutions and four public systems from across the country. The network, which focuses on addressing the challenges of designing, developing and scaling high-quality, competency-based degree programs, welcomed Rasmussen College in February 2015 along with 12 other higher education institutions and two public systems. The national group will meet with its new members for the first time during a three-day working session March 3-5 in Austin, Texas.
Rasmussen College to Host Free Community Career Fairs Nationwide Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, will host more than 20 free Community Career Fairs nationwide March 3-6 to help community members, students and graduates advance their job-seeking skills and land their dream job by gaining access to career experts and employers that are hiring. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with potential employers, receive LinkedIn and resume consultations, participate in mock interviews, gain professional dress advice, develop a compelling elevator speech and identify career paths that fit their experience and skill set.
Rasmussen College Launches Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor's Degree-Completion Program Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today launched a Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor’s degree-completion program—helping to meet the need for more highly skilled supply chain professionals and a more educated workforce. The program will help students collaborate with others in a global economy by developing skills such as purchasing, transportation and warehouse management that are critical for directing the flow of goods from supplier to consumer. Students can complete the program in as few as 18 months by taking advantage of up to six self-paced, competency-based courses offered at no additional cost through the College’s Flex Choice learning option—saving students up to 27 percent on tuition. Enrollment for the Supply Chain and Logistics Management program is immediately available with classes beginning in April.
Thomas M. Slagle Named Executive Chairman of Rasmussen, Inc. Rasmussen, Inc., a postsecondary educational services organization, announced today Thomas M. Slagle has been named executive chairman effective immediately. Slagle, who first joined Rasmussen, Inc. in October 2010, has been serving as chief executive officer of Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, which is owned and operated by Rasmussen, Inc. Slagle will continue to serve as CEO of Rasmussen College while expanding into his new role with Rasmussen, Inc.
Rasmussen College Celebrates First Anniversary of 'Building Community Through Education' as a Public Benefit Corporation Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is celebrating its first anniversary as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) under the platform "Building Community Through Education". The College adopted the status in January 2014, becoming one of the first higher education institutions to do so. The effort formalized Rasmussen College's 115-year commitment to meeting the needs of the community, whether through education or service. By officially becoming a Public Benefit Corporation, the College was able to expand on its established commitment to serve the community through career-focused education and volunteer efforts that meet the diverse needs of individuals.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Debra Albert To Academic Council Rasmussen College is pleased to welcome Debra Albert to its Academic Council. The Council, which advises the College on academic matters both within and outside the College as well as issues and trends in higher education, is made up of college and university leaders from across the country. Albert joins the Council from the University of Chicago Medicine where she currently serves as the senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer. Her responsibilities include overseeing the philosophy, policies and procedures of the Patient Care Services department, as well as evaluating and continuously improving patient care in support of the mission and vision of the medical center. Prior to the University of Chicago, Albert served as the chief nursing officer at MacNeal Hospital, a full-service community hospital located in the Chicago area.
Rasmussen College Health Information Management Bachelor's Degree Earns CAHIIM Accreditation Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, announced today its Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor's degree program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to "serve the public interest by establishing and enforcing quality accreditation standards for health informatics and health information management educational programs." The accreditation provides certification eligibility and increased job marketability for graduates and demonstrates the Rasmussen College commitment to providing the highest-quality education possible for its HIM students.
Rasmussen College RN to BSN Degree Program Earns CCNE Accreditation Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, announced today that its Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program has earned accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the nation's premier accrediting body for bachelor's- and graduate-level nursing degree programs. Earning national accreditation from the CCNE demonstrates the Rasmussen College RN to BSN degree program meets the highest standards for quality and integrity in nursing education and prepares professionals to improve health care in the United States.
Rasmussen College Expands Innovative Flex Choice Learning Option To Four Additional Associate's Degree Programs Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, today announced the expansion of its innovative Flex Choice learning option to four additional associate's degree programs with classes beginning in January 2015. Flex Choice—which combines faculty-led courses with self-paced, competency-based courses that are offered at no additional cost—is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the following Associate's degree programs: Early Childhood Education, Information Technology Management, Paralegal and Graphic Design. The Flex Choice option is designed to save students up to $14,000 on tuition and graduate up to six months sooner, as compared to a traditional Associate's degree from Rasmussen College. Savings do vary by program.
Rasmussen College Selects Three School Of Business Students To Send To The 2014 Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, is proud to select three School of Business students to send to the 2014 Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy Nov. 13-15 in New York City. During the conference, students Lee Hoang, Cortney Molle and Kristina Belanger will gain valuable experience in teamwork and leadership skills and will have access to jobs and internships while they network with industry professionals and DECA sponsors from around the country.
Rasmussen College Launches Human Services Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today launched a Human Services Bachelor's degree program in the College's AcceleratED format. The fully online bachelor's degree completion program is designed to help human services professionals advance their careers in as few as 18 months. The new program is also being offered at an affordable $260 per credit, saving students money on the total cost of their degree. Students can enroll in the Human Services AccelertatED Bachelor's degree program immediately, with classes beginning in January 2015.
Rasmussen College Student Tutoring Training Program Awarded NCLCA Innovative Use Of Technology Award Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is proud to announce its student tutoring training program, Tutor Excellence, has been awarded the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Innovative Use of Technology Award. The award recognizes learning centers that use innovative technology solutions to improve student learning and enhance learning strategies. Representatives from the Rasmussen College Library and Learning Center accepted the award during the NCLCA's annual conference Oct. 1-4 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Rasmussen College To Host Free Community Career Fairs Nationwide Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation, is hosting free a Community Career Fair on Sept. 8-12 at 20 Rasmussen College campus locations across the country. As the national job market continues to improve, more Americans are looking to change jobs or career fields. The free, biannual Career Fair is designed to help job seekers make their dream careers real by connecting them with local employers, educating them on industry trends, introducing them to potential careers and helping them identify education and experience requirements as they begin the job-search process.
Rasmussen College Expands School Of Nursing In Kansas Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, announced today that it is expanding the School of Nursing to its Kansas campuses. Enrollment for the Professional Nursing Associate's degree program (ADN) is immediately available for qualified students at the Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka campuses with classes beginning in October. The ADN program at both locations is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Rasmussen College also invites LPNs who wish to become registered nurses (RN) to enroll in its Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option, which is also available at both Kansas campuses.
Rasmussen College Remembers Board Member Thurston E. Manning, Ph.d. Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is remembering its beloved Board Member, Thurston E. (Ted) Manning, Ph.D., who passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Dr. Manning, who was an inspirational Board member and avid supporter in career-focused education for Rasmussen College, will be deeply missed. He was 88.
Rasmussen College Expands Flex Choice Learning Option Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the expansion of its Flex Choice learning option to two additional business degree programs with classes beginning October 2014. Flex Choice, which combines faculty-led courses with self-paced, competency-based courses, is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the College’s AcceleratED Business Management Bachelor’s degree and Accounting Associate’s degree programs. The innovative learning experience, which launched in May with the Business Management Associate’s degree program, can save students up to $14,000 on the total cost of their degree compared to Rasmussen College’s traditional degree programs and allows them to graduate up to six months sooner. Savings do vary by program
Rasmussen College Announces Its Public Benefit Corporation Platform Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), announced today it will focus its corporate social responsibility efforts under the platform "Building Community through Education". The goal is to use career-focused education to enhance workforce readiness, match employers with skilled employees and drive economic growth and community prosperity. This platform will be adopted across all 24 Rasmussen College campuses and three central offices, with a focus on programs and initiatives that connect and impact students and alumni, community members, local businesses and employers and Rasmussen College employees.
Rasmussen College Recognized For Effective Practices In Blended Learning Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is proud to announce it has been recognized by The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) for effective practices in blended learning. Sloan-C, a leading professional online learning society, will present Rasmussen College faculty with its Blended Learning Effective Practice Award at the 11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, July 8-9 in Denver. The award recognizes effective techniques, strategies and practices in online education.
Rasmussen College Launches Flexible Degree Option To Help Students Save Money And Graduate Faster To help meet the demands of today's college students, Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today launched Flex Choice, a flexible degree option that combines faculty-led courses with competency-based, self-paced courses. The new innovative learning experience can save students up to $14,000 on the total cost of their degree and allow them to graduate up to six months sooner. Flex Choice is immediately available for qualified students enrolling in the Business Management Associate's Degree program, with classes beginning July 2014.
Rasmussen College Selected To Participate In Tenth World Forum On Early Care And Education Panel Rasmussen College, a regionally-accredited private college, recently attended and was selected to present at the Tenth World Forum on Early Care and Education. The international event, attended by early childhood leaders and practitioners from more than 80 nations, took place May 6-9 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Cecelia Westby, representing Rasmussen College and Collegis Education, was selected to sit on an international panel of early childhood experts to discuss innovative ways to prepare future teachers. During her comments, Westby highlighted the opportunities for preparing high-quality early childhood teachers fully online.
Rasmussen College Associate's Degree In Nursing Program In Ocala Earns ACEN Accreditation Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its earned accreditation for the School of Nursing's Professional Nursing Associate's Degree (ADN) program in Ocala from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Accreditation signifies the Ocala program has met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in its nursing curriculum and its preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
Survey Says: American Workers Are Stuck In A Rut Many Americans are unhappy at work. According to new research conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College, almost one in five Americans say they are dissatisfied with their job, partially because they have no room to grow. In fact, more than half of the 2,000 U.S. adults surveyed say they don’t have significant growth opportunities in their current positions.
Rasmussen College Partners With Make-A-Wish To Help Grant An 11-Year-Old Boy's Wish Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is partnering with Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida to help grant an 11-year-old Pasco County boy's wish. Joey, who is diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, enjoys playing video and computer games, and like many 11-year-old boys, Joey spends his time exploring the newest games and playing them with friends. Joey says he wants to be a video game creator when he grows up. To help make that dream a reality, Rasmussen College is giving Joey a digital drawing tablet along with a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. The membership, which is worth up to $600, will give Joey access to Adobe's suites of software for graphic design, video editing, web development applications and cloud services.
Rasmussen College Partners With The National Association For The Education Of Young Children (NAEYC) To Bring Awareness To The Benefits Of Early Childhood Education Healthy children and families contribute to the well-being of our communities. To bring awareness to the benefits of early childhood education (ECE), Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is partnering with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to celebrate Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, 2014. The purpose of the week, now in its 43rd year, is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The College's theme for this year's Week of the Young Child is Investing in Young Children Benefits All.
Rasmussen College Medical Assisting Instructor Named 2014 Elsevier/ABHES Master Teacher Award Winner Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is proud to announce Lauren Ramirez, Medical Assisting program coordinator at the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus, has been named the 2014 Elsevier/ABHES Master Teacher Award winner. The Master Teacher Award recognizes best practices in health careers education, and is presented by Elsevier, a leading provider of science and health information, and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Ramirez was selected among 50 nominations across the country for her use of new tools and technologies in the classroom.
Rasmussen College To Host Nationwide Community Career Fair At No Cost As the national job market continues to improve, Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is helping community members, students, and graduates take the next step in their careers by hosting a free nationwide Community Career Fair. The bi-annual event is set for Feb. 24-28, 2014 at 20 Rasmussen College campus locations across the country. The career fair is designed to help job seekers connect with employers and those currently in the workforce advance their careers. In addition to networking opportunities with local employers, those attending Rasmussen College’s Community Career Fair will also have access to panel discussions from human resources experts, professional dress consultations, LinkedIn training, resume reviews and mock interviews.
Local Hospital Recognizes Rasmussen College School Of Nursing By Providing $10,000 In Scholarship Money Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, is committed to improving the health of its communities. To recognize that commitment, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ocala, a new facility located in Ocala, Fla., recently provided the Rasmussen College Ocala campus with $10,000 in scholarship money. The money was divided into $2,500 scholarships which were awarded to four students who are enrolled in the Rasmussen College School of Nursing to become a registered nurse (RN).
Rasmussen College Partners With Northwest Kansas Technical College To Help Students In Northwest Kansas Continue Their Education And Advance Their Careers In an effort to help students in Northwest Kansas continue their education and advance their careers, Rasmussen College recently partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College located in Goodland, Kan. and granted Northwest Tech students full transfer of credits into its AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Completion program. Northwest Tech students who have earned their Associate’s degree also receive an affordable $167 per credit rate when they enroll in the fully online Bachelor’s degree program within one year of graduation. That’s a 35 percent discount from the traditional AcceleratED Degree program per credit cost.
Rasmussen College Announces Public Benefit Corporation Status Rasmussen College announced today its transition from a traditional for-profit corporation to a Public Benefit Corporation. The change in corporate status reflects the commitment of the College to a higher standard of transparency, accountability and public service while harnessing the power of business to make a positive impact on society. Through the Public Benefit Corporation designation, Rasmussen College joins more than 850 companies spanning 60 industries.
Rasmussen College Opens Law Enforcement Training Facility In Eagan Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the opening of a Law Enforcement Training Facility at its Eagan campus. The new 8,000-square-foot location includes several modern, scenario training rooms in which students can practice situations they may encounter as a law enforcement officer. Training courses will be led by a faculty made up of currently working or recently retired officers from police departments and sheriff&#8217;s offices in the metro area. Upon completion of the Rasmussen College Law Enforcement Skills program, students take the Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) Board licensing exam and will be certified to practice law enforcement in the state of Minnesota.
First Class To Graduate From Rasmussen College Corrections Academy Rasmussen College and the Cass County Sherriff's Office today announced the first Corrections Academy graduating class at the Rasmussen College Fargo campus. Upon completing the Rasmussen Correctional Officer Skills Basic Training program, all students in this first graduating class will be employed with corrections positions in the state of North Dakota.
Collegis Education Earns National Recognition For Search Marketing Expertise Members of the Collegis Education marketing team were recently named Best In-House Search Team as a result of their search marketing success with Rasmussen College in 2013. The award recognizes standout performance by an in-house agency and considers teams across all industries and throughout the country.
Rasmussen College Earns Minnesota Career College Association Student And Staff Person Of The Year Awards Rasmussen College is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2013 Student of the Year and Staff Person of the Year Award from the Minnesota Career College Association (MCCA). MCCA represents private post-secondary schools and colleges focused on career specific education. This is the second year in a row Rasmussen College has been recognized by the MCCA. Last year, the College was awarded the Student and Faculty of the Year awards.
Rasmussen College Offers New Graphic Design Degree Programs In Fields Of Fastest Growth Rasmussen College today announced a new Graphic Design degree program, available on campus and online through its 24 U.S campuses. Students can now earn diploma, Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Graphic Design, with specializations in animation and motion graphics or web and interactive design. The multi-degree program helps students keep pace with the specialized career demands of the field and prepares them to enter the employment market. Enrollment in the Graphic Design program is open immediately, with classes beginning January 2014.
Rasmussen College Blaine Campus Adds Associate Nursing Degree Option In an effort to help meet the increasing demand for nurses in Minnesota, Rasmussen College has added the Professional Nursing (RN) Associate’s degree program at their Blaine campus. The College also launched the Mobility Bridge Transfer option allowing LPNs to transfer in credits and quickly progress to an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Both options are available in Blaine starting with the January 2014 semester.
Rasmussen College Receives Wisconsin Board Of Nursing Approval In an effort to help meet the increasing demand for registered nurses (RNs) in Wisconsin, Rasmussen College has been granted approval to offer their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in Wisconsin. The College also has launched the Mobility Bridge Transfer option for LPNs. With these additions, Rasmussen offers an academic program for students to easily advance from an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) to an RN (Associate's Degree in Nursing) to a BSN (Bachelor's of Science degree).
Rasmussen College Names Brent Dobsch As Chief Financial Officer Rasmussen College today announced the appointment of Brent Dobsch as its new chief financial officer. Dobsch, who joins the College effective immediately, will oversee all aspects of finance and accounting, including financial strategy, management and reporting.
Rasmussen College To Host Nationwide Career And Networking Expo In a continually tough job market, it's critical for job seekers to achieve a competitive edge. Rasmussen College's annual Career and Networking Expo, set for September 9-13, is designed to give students, recent graduates and other job seekers an opportunity to enhance their career search skills and meet with large, sought-after employers. The Expo features simultaneous workshops, webinars, networking events and panel discussions at 21 Rasmussen College campus locations.
Rasmussen College Employees And Students Give Back During Community Service Day Rasmussen College is committed to changing the lives of its students every day, but the College is also dedicated to making the communities in which it serves a better place to live, grow and learn. On Friday, July 19, 2013, approximately 1,400 Rasmussen College employees from its 24 campuses and three central offices will participate in the fifth annual Rasmussen College Community Service Day. Rasmussen College students have also been encouraged to volunteer their time at nearly three dozen organizations across six states.
Rasmussen College Adds Professional Nursing Degree Programs At Two Minnesota Campuses In an effort to help meet the increasing demand for registered nurses (RNs) in Minnesota, the Rasmussen College School of Nursing announced today the expansion of its two-year Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree program at the Rasmussen College St. Cloud and Bloomington campuses. The campuses also now offer a Professional Nursing Associate’s Mobility Degree program, which provide licensed practical nurses (LPNs) a pathway to obtain a RN associate’s degree in as little as nine to 12 months. In addition to the associate’s degree RN programs, Rasmussen College also offers a RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN), which is delivered in a fully online format. Applications are being accepted immediately for all programs. Classes will begin October 2013.
Rasmussen College Provides Grants To Active Duty Military Students Impacted By The Suspension Of Federal Tuition Assistance Rasmussen College, a leader in post-secondary higher education, announced today it will provide grants to the dozens of active duty military students whose tuition assistance was suspended earlier this year due to federal spending cuts — also known as the sequestration. The spending cuts to federal agencies, including the Department of Defense went in to effect March 1, 2013. As a result, the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force temporarily cut their popular Tuition Assistance (TA) programs to make up for the decrease in funding to their service branches.
The Rasmussen College School Of Technology Joins The Comptia Authorized Academy Partner Program In an effort to better prepare students for a career in information technology, the Rasmussen College School of Technology has joined the CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner Program. CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the international IT workforce. The CompTIA Academy Partner Program is designed to assist academic institutions in enhancing the learning experience for students preparing for a career in information technology.
Rasmussen College Earns International Recognition For Its Student Tutoring Program The Rasmussen College Learning Center is proud to announce it has earned the International Tutor Training Program Certification for its student tutoring program, Tutor Excellence. The certification, which is awarded by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), recognizes the successful work of tutors and sets an internationally accepted standard for skills and training. Rasmussen College is only the second college in the country with a tutoring program that spans multiple states to earn the certification.
Early Years Are Learning Years; Rasmussen College Celebrates The Week Of The Young Child Rasmussen College and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) are partnering to celebrate the 42nd annual Week of the Young Child. The theme for the designated week, April 14 to April 20: “Early Years Are Learning Years,” aims to bring public attention to the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Marshall Lancaster As New Chief Information Officer Rasmussen College today announced the appointment of Marshall Lancaster as the new Chief Information Officer of the College. Lancaster will oversee all technology and information systems infrastructures at Rasmussen College to help further position the regionally accredited college as a leader in online education.
Rasmussen College Adds Professional Nursing Degree Program At Two Illinois Campuses Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, announced today the addition of a Professional Nursing Associate’s Degree program to help meet the demand for registered nurses (RNs) in Illinois. The program is now being offered at the Rasmussen College Rockford and Romeoville/Joliet campuses. Enrollment is now underway and Professional Nursing classes will begin on both campuses in July 2013.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Four New Nursing Deans Rasmussen College, a leader in postsecondary higher education, is proud to announce the addition of four Deans to the Rasmussen College School of Nursing. Together, the Deans bring more than 75 years of nursing experience, adding to an already impressive group of nursing faculty.
Creating Job Opportunity for the Community: Rasmussen College to Host National Career Expo As the national job market continues to rebound, businesses are once again looking to add top talent to their teams. Rasmussen College is supporting the talent search by hosting its bi-annual, nationwide Winter Career and Networking Expo on Thursday, February 21. The expo will give job-seekers within the community the opportunity to connect with employers and organizations, explore career opportunities, and gain valuable job-seeking knowledge.
Rasmussen College Library System Awarded Cultural Book Collection The Rasmussen College Library is one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize the public with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the Unites States and around the world.
Rasmussen College Announces Two New Campuses In Kansas Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited post-secondary institution of higher education, announced today their plans to open two new campuses in Topeka and Overland Park, Kansas. Both locations are scheduled to begin classes in spring 2013.
Rasmussen College to Host Nationwide Summer Career Expo As the national job market continues its slow but steady recovery, Rasmussen College is gearing up for its annual nationwide Summer Career and Networking Expo set for Thursday, August 16 at 21 Rasmussen College locations around the country, featuring simultaneous workshops, webinars and networking events that give students an opportunity to enhance their career search skills and meet with potential local employers.
Rasmussen College Focuses On Growing Student Success Through Key Initiatives Amidst the growing debate regarding the state of higher education in the U.S., Rasmussen College, a regionally-accredited postsecondary institution, has proactively taken steps to implement measures to improve student success rates. Founded in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rasmussen College is known for bringing practical, career-focused education to the classroom. Over the past few years, the College has made adjustments to tuition, entrance requirements and their overall academic delivery to help students graduate, find successful careers, and reduce their overall student debt.
Rasmussen College Celebrates Graduates and Success at Commencement Ceremony Rasmussen College will celebrate the graduation of approximately 130 students from its Rockford Campus on Friday, June 29, 2012. Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college focused on delivering career-focused education, will host this year's commencement ceremony at the Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center at 6 p.m. Nearly 1,100 people are expected to attend.
Rasmussen College Becomes First U.S. College To Join PaYS On June 20, representatives from the U.S. Army and Rasmussen College will sign an agreement to provide priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program during a special ceremony at the Rasmussen College Eagan campus.
Rasmussen College Offers New Grant Program To Honor Local American Heroes In honor of the service and sacrifices made by police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and paramedics every day to protect the public’s safety, Rasmussen College today announced the launch of a new grant program designed to help these dedicated public servants pursue an advanced degree to enhance their career.
Rasmussen College Gears Up To Help Students Capitalize On Latest Job Growth With the latest jobs report showing a surge of 200,000 new jobs created during the month of December, soon-to-be college graduates are starting to see a brighter employment future on the horizon. To help give students the edge they need to compete amid a tight job market, Rasmussen College is gearing up to host its annual nationwide Winter Career Expo next month.
Rasmussen College Welcomes Dr. Gail Dolan As Florida Regional Dean Of Nursing Rasmussen College today announced Dr. Gail Dolan has been named Florida Regional Dean of the School of Nursing. With more than 25 years of healthcare leadership and academic experience, Dr. Dolan will oversee the Rasmussen nursing operations at its New Port Richey, Tampa/Brandon, Ocala and Fort Myers campuses in Florida.
Top Tech Gifts For The 2011 Holidays Trend Toward Smartphone Apps And Accessories Smartphone application gifting and coordinating accessories are on the rise to be a big trend in gifting this holiday season. According to Rasmussen College School of Technology and Design multimedia technologies instructor at the Bloomington, MN campus, Anand Hurkadli, as mobile-device companions drive our nation’s commerce and social activity, more and more individuals will be gifted tidings of mobile technology.
Rasmussen College Becomes Preferred Education Partner To Knowledge Universe Rasmussen College has recently been selected from over 20 colleges and universities to become the new preferred education provider for Knowledge Universe, a global education company with a network of more than 3,700 education locations worldwide, and employing over 40,000 teachers and professional staff.
Rasmussen College Launches New Programs At Bismarck, Fargo Campuses Rasmussen College today announced the launch of three new programs: the Information Technology Management degree, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership degree, and Marketing degree that are now available to prospective students at its Bismarck and Fargo, North Dakota college campuses.
Rasmussen College Wins Service/Distribution Industry Of The Year Award Rasmussen College announced today that its New Port Richey, FL college campus has been honored with a Service/Distribution Industry of the Year Award by the Pasco Economic Development Council for its service to the community in helping area students gain access to higher education to achieve their career and personal goals.
Discover New Careers In IT And Digital Design At Rasmussen College Futuraza Techfest Rasmussen College announced today it is inviting all local residents to discover some of the exciting career opportunities available in the information technology (IT) and digital design industries by attending its free Futuraza TechFest set for 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rockford, Ill. Campus located at 6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor.
Burnsville Educator Hand-picked To Present At National Conference Burnsville resident and Health Information Technician degree program coordinator at Rasmussen College, Tina Reynoso, has been chosen to speak at the American Health Information Management Association Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education taking place July 23-27, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.
Rasmussen College Wins Grand Prize In Global Mobile Game Development Curriculum Contest After being chosen as one of only 20 schools to advance to a second round of competition, Rasmussen College has been selected as one of three grand-prize winners of theUnity Mobile Generation Education Giveaway, a global contest designed to encourage educators to develop innovative course curricula for game programming and design for mobile and tablet PC devices.
Technology Meet-and-Greet Event Connects Rockford Community With Local Experts The local community is invited to attend Upgrade Your Future, an expert panel discussion about the evolving landscape of technology-related fields, featuring professionals from SPX, Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Pella Windows &amp; Doors, and Bi-State Cash Register, on Mon., Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Rasmussen College in Rockford.