Rasmussen College Wisconsin Nursing Programs Earn ACEN Accreditation
National accreditation highlights the College’s commitment to meeting and exceeding nursing education standards
Green Bay, Wisc. (April 18, 2017)–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Professional Nursing Associate’s degree programs in Green Bay and Wausau, Wisc. have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1 Accreditation signifies the Green Bay and Wausau 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. “The accreditation process through ACEN is a rigorous, voluntary and faculty-driven process that often takes more than a year to complete. Successfully fulfilling ACEN’s requirements and achieving accreditation signifies the College is delivering on our responsibility to offer exceptional nursing education for our Green Bay and Wausau students.”
About the Rasmussen College ACEN-Accredited Nursing Programs
The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program offers a path to a career as a registered nurse (RN). It can be completed in as few as 18 months.2 Upon graduation, nursing students are prepared for the NCLEX-RN exam.
In addition to its Professional Nursing program, Rasmussen College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program with three entrance options. The RN to BSN Entrance Option is for students who already have obtained their RN license through an associate’s degree program (or diploma and/or certificate) and are looking to advance their nursing careers by earning their BSN degree. The option is offered fully online and can be completed in as few as 12 months.2 Additionally, Rasmussen College offers two accelerated, pre-licensure entrance options for its BSN degree. These entrance options are designed for students who are committed to the nursing profession and eager to launch their careers as quickly as possible. Depending on whether a student already has a bachelor’s degree, they can earn their BSN in as few as 18 to 33 months.2 The Rasmussen College BSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).3
“All of our nursing courses are taught by experienced nurse faculty. Students are also exposed to simulation experiences in state-of-the-art nursing labs and have access to a variety of clinical opportunities throughout the Green Bay and Wausau areas,” said Robert Muster, northern regional dean of nursing, Rasmussen College. “Also, with no waiting lists for qualified students and four start dates per year, students can start sooner and launch their nursing careers faster. We are thrilled to earn ACEN accreditation and be recognized for the quality nursing education we provide our students and the caliber of our graduates who go on to fill open positions and care for our communities.”
To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing or apply for the summer term, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/.
1The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Green Bay and Wausau, WI is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
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2Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
3The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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