Press Release

Rasmussen College Celebrates Second Anniversary Of Fort Myers Campus With Community Open House To Unveil Its New School Of Nursing

New School of Nursing Joins Existing Fort Myers Campus Schools of Study in Providing Students Cutting Edge Educational Resources

October 15, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla., (October 15, 2010) – As it celebrates two years in Fort Myers, Rasmussen College invites local community members to attend an open house for its new School of Nursing on Thursday, October 21 from noon to 2 p.m. This event coincides with the 110-year anniversary of Rasmussen College, founded in 1900 in Stillwater, Minn. Attendees will be the first to tour the new nursing laboratories while enjoying food and other refreshments in celebration of the anniversaries.

Originally opened for enrollment in October 2008, Rasmussen College offers students in the Fort Myers community and surrounding area the ability to earn a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a number of study areas, including its specialized School of Allied Health, School of Business, School of Justice Studies, School of Technology and Design, and now, for the first time in Fort Myers, School of Nursing. Today, Rasmussen College serves more than 15,000 students nationwide through its network of campuses and online degree programs.

“After two years serving the Fort Myers community by providing degrees and programs in fields expected to see the greatest future career growth, Rasmussen College continues its commitment to helping students achieve their educational and professional goals by providing the highly-demanded Professional Nursing degree through our new School of Nursing,” Rasmussen College Fort Myers Campus Director Eric Whitehouse said. “The new facility will offer students access to degree programs previously only available online, making the process of earning a degree in practical or professional nursing even more convenient, depending on students’ individual needs.”

WHAT:
Rasmussen College Fort Myers Campus Two-Year Anniversary Celebration and School of Nursing Grand Opening

WHERE:
Rasmussen College Fort Myers Campus
9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(239) 477-2100

WHEN:
Thursday, October 21 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

** This event is free and open to the public. **

“Nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand professions, and our faculty is dedicated to fostering an environment where students can gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the field,” Rasmussen College Dean of Nursing Juli Daniels said. “After serving our students and the Fort Myers community for two years, we are excited to unveil a brand-new classroom setting for nursing students.”

For more information about Rasmussen College, visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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