Rasmussen College Nursing Programs in Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud Earn ACEN Accreditation
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Minneapolis (Aug. 13, 2018)— Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota campuses have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1,2 Accreditation highlights the College’s commitment to meeting rigorous education standards for its Practical Nursing Diploma program at its Mankato and St. Cloud campuses as well as for its Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program at its Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud campuses. It also signifies the Nursing programs have met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in Nursing curriculum and preparation for Nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
“Rasmussen College is committed to delivering the highest standard of education across all of our Nursing programs,” said Dr. Joan Rich, vice president of nursing at Rasmussen College. “Accreditation through ACEN is a rigorous, peer-driven process that takes months to complete. Successfully fulfilling ACEN’s requirements and achieving accreditation reinforces that we are delivering on our responsibility to offer quality Nursing education for our Minnesota students.”
About the Rasmussen College ACEN-Accredited Nursing Programs
The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program provides students with a hands-on Nursing education experience guided by experienced nurse faculty. The program, which can be completed in as few as 12 months, prepares students for their NCLEX-PN exam.3 To offer more flexibility and help students save money, the PN program is offered with Flex Choice®—a learning option that allows students to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments in order for students to earn their PN Diploma with more flexibility and affordability.
The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program offers a path to a rewarding career as a registered nurse (RN). The program can be completed in as few as 18 months.3 Upon graduation, Nursing students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The program is also offered with Flex Choice®, allowing students to save time and money.
In addition to its Practical and Professional Nursing programs, Rasmussen College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program with three entrance options and a fully online Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with two specializations. The Rasmussen College BSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).4
“Our Nursing courses are taught by experienced nurse faculty and feature small classroom sizes which enables faculty members to focus on each student and their unique needs,” said Rich. “We also have strong community partnerships that allow our students to have access to a variety of clinical opportunities throughout Minnesota. There is still a great need for nurses across the state. Communities are looking for qualified, caring nurses as the population ages and local hospitals look to grow and expand services. We are proud of our recent ACEN accreditation and are excited for our students and community members who will directly benefit from the exceptional Nursing programs we strive to provide every day.”
To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing or apply for the Fall term, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/.
1Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440
2The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program in Mankato and St. Cloud and its Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Bloomington, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 acenursing.org
3Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
4The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-463-6930, aacnnursing.org/CCNE
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