COVID-19 Response Information

If you have further questions or concerns regarding the College’s response to COVID-19, please email us at:
Covid_19_Student_Questions@rasmussen.edu.
For information about the CARES Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), or to view Rasmussen College's HEERF Reports, please visit our CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please continue to check this site for the most up-to-date information.

Rasmussen College is committed to ensuring that your educational journey remains uninterrupted to the greatest extent possible and will continue to provide important updates regarding your academic schedule. 

Click here for previous updates ›

December 1, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

Important Update: Winter 2021 Term at Rasmussen College

As an institution proudly dedicated to global enrichment and meeting the needs of our diverse communities, Rasmussen College strives to meet the needs of our students while prioritizing the health and wellbeing of the whole Rasmussen College community during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to remain closely connected to our state regulators and accreditation agencies to fulfill their requirements, as well as following the latest guidance from federal, state and local health agencies.

With all the above in mind, our plans are for the Winter Quarter to be delivered as noted below as long as we are permitted to do so. We will continue to offer only limited residential courses and components that are integral to achieving the program learning outcomes (detailed below). In an effort to limit traffic on campus to those residential students, faculty, and administrators who must be present to facilitate these limited residential courses and components, all other College services will remain remote and campuses will remain inaccessible to the outside public, with limited exceptions.

While additional details about your specific course schedules will be shared in the coming weeks, we have made the following decisions related to the Winter Quarter, which is scheduled to begin on January 4, 2021:

  • All Schools of Study: Theory- or lecture-based courses that are delivered online will continue to be delivered online without any change for the Winter Quarter 2021.
  • School of Justice Studies: Law Enforcement Programs
    • Online courses in the Law Enforcement Academic and Skills Certificates as well as the Law Enforcement Associate’s degree program will continue to be available in the Winter Quarter 2021.
    • Residential Skills courses in the Law Enforcement Skills Certificate and the Law Enforcement Associate’s degree program will continue to be available in the Winter Quarter 2021.
  • School of Nursing:
    • Practical Nursing Diploma program, Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Standard Entrance Accelerated BSN and Second Degree Accelerated BSN Entrance Options).
      • Residential theory- or lecture-based course components will be delivered as online theory courses for the Winter Quarter 2021. This means that you are expected to be present in your online classes at the scheduled times. The sessions will not be recorded. Attendance will be taken.
      • Laboratory components will be delivered in a blended delivery mode. Lecture for labs will remain online with a scheduled date and time. Students will be required to come to the campus for necessary skills validation. The date(s) and time(s) will be provided to students by the instructor.
      • For clinical components in any pre-licensure program, either a portion of or all community-based hours may be offered in the community setting if available. When community-based opportunities are not available, the clinical component will be delivered in a virtual environment or a campus-based simulation with a set date and time. Simulation sessions are not recorded, and attendance will be taken.
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN Entrance Option), Master of Science Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP).
      • 5.5-Week/11-Week Term: Online courses will continue to be delivered unchanged during the Winter Quarter 2021.
      • Residential requirements that take place in your current place of employment or are offered through virtual simulation will continue as agreed upon between you and your instructor.
  • School of Health Sciences:
    • Residential theory- or lecture-based course components will be delivered as online theory courses during Winter Quarter 2021.
    • Laboratory components will continue to run on campuses.
    • Students will continue to be scheduled into practicum experiences as required for their programs.
    • Anatomy and Physiology courses, including the laboratory component, will be delivered fully online.

If you are in a course which includes a residential delivery or a practicum experience at a site you will be expected to follow the requirements of the most current Rasmussen College COVID-19 Preparedness plan and have a Student Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19 on file at Rasmussen. An email reminder will be sent to you prior to the start of the quarter in the event we do not have one on file for you. Please continue to regularly check Rasmussen College’s COVID-19 Response page at https://www.rasmussen.edu/coronavirus/ for the latest updates and information.

We wish each of you the best.

Previous COVID-19 Updates

November 23, 2020 5:00 p.m. Staying Safe this Thanksgiving Holiday
October 16, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
October 1, 2020 5:00 p.m. An update to our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
September 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. Congratulations 2019/2020 Graduates!
August 27, 2020 5:00 p.m. Important Update: Fall 2020 Term at Rasmussen College
August 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
August 10, 2020 3:00 p.m. Important Reminders related to Residential Instruction
July 29, 2020 10:40 a.m. An update to masking protocols in the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
June 29, 2020 2:30 p.m. (Important Update: July start date at Rasmussen College)
June 22, 2020 3:00 p.m. (Preparedness Plan for residential and clinical courses)
June 17, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Plans for returning to on-campus instruction and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan)
June 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. (Plans for upcoming virtual graduation)
May 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. (Update regarding the Summer and Fall 2020 Terms)
May 21, 2020 8:00 a.m. (CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Grants for Students)
May 15, 2020 4:05 p.m. (Update on future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 22, 2020 5:15 p.m. (Students enrolled in their last quarter of the Practical Nursing diploma, Professional Nursing Associate's degree, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (A-BSN Entrance Options) programs in the Spring Quarter 2020)
April 20, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Decisions regarding future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 13, 2020 12:45 p.m. (New students starting in May)
April 3, 2020 2:10 p.m. (All students)
April 3, 2020 12:20 p.m. (New students starting in Law Enforcement Academic Certificate, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate and Law Enforcement Associate’s degree programs)
April 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. (Update related to admissions requirements in the Healthcare Certificate, Healthcare Associate’s degree, and Health Sciences Associate’s degree programs that include E102 Pathway to Patient Care Seminar Course)
March 26, 2020 6:55 p.m. (Students who are new starts, re-entered or transferred—either programs or campuses)
March 26, 2020 5:30 p.m. (School of Health Sciences students)
March 24, 2020 5:15 p.m. (All students)
March 19, 2020 2:45 p.m. (Students enrolled in Field Experience Courses of Early Childhood Education programs)
March 18, 2020 5:50 p.m. (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.  (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 (All students)
March 15, 2020 (Students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, and Bachelor of Science [pre-licensure entrance options] programs)
March 14, 2020 (Students enrolled in Bachelor Completer programs utilizing the 6-week session/12-week quarter academic calendar)
March 13, 2020 (All students)
March 6, 2020 (All students)

 

  1. Residential Programs are identified as programs offered at a physical campus location which require a lab or clinical/externship/practicum component to be delivered in person at a time when there are no disruptions to campus operations. Rasmussen’s residential programs are: Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Science - Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma, Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Bachelor of Science (excludes RN to BSN), Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science, Practical Nursing Diploma, Professional Nursing Associate of Applied Science, Professional Nursing Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Science, Surgical Technologist Associate of Applied Science, and Surgical Technologist Associate of Science.
logo-accreditation-acen logo-accreditation-ccne chart-credential-laddering-healthcare-management 0 Credits 90 Credits 180 Credits 48 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE Start Here MASTER’S DEGREE PURSUERS End Here BACHELOR’S DEGREE End Here MASTER’S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsb 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 90 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsd 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 181 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsjs 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 180 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE chart-credential-laddering-rsn 0 Credits Start Here HIGH SCHOOL GRADS Start Here TRANSFER STUDENTS 91 Credits Start Here SECOND DEGREE PURSUERS End Here ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 181 Credits End Here BACHELOR'S DEGREE icon-colored-advance icon-colored-arrows-cross-curve icon-colored-build icon-colored-bulb-analytics icon-colored-certificate icon-colored-continual-development icon-colored-folder-mortarboard icon-colored-globe-pen icon-colored-growth icon-colored-hand-bubble icon-colored-head-blocks icon-colored-head-cog icon-colored-laptop-cbe-skyscraper icon-colored-laptop-webpage icon-colored-location-pin icon-colored-monitor-paper-scan icon-colored-national icon-colored-person-whiteboard icon-colored-police-light icon-colored-prep icon-colored-presenter icon-colored-regional icon-colored-save-time icon-colored-skyscraper icon-colored-state icon-colored-student-centered icon-colored-support icon-colored-world-experience icon-colored-outline-bank icon-colored-outline-certificate icon-colored-outline-circle-dollar-sign icon-colored-outline-folder-search icon-colored-outline-hand-heart icon-colored-outline-head-blocks icon-colored-outline-head-cog icon-colored-outline-head-heart icon-colored-outline-health-plus-leaves icon-colored-outline-hospital icon-colored-outline-light-bulb-analytics icon-colored-outline-magnifying-glass icon-colored-outline-monitor-healthcare icon-colored-outline-monitor-paper-search icon-colored-outline-nurse-rays icon-colored-outline-padlock-shield icon-bank icon-general-chart icon-general-connect icon-general-degree icon-general-discuss icon-general-email icon-general-find icon-general-hat icon-general-heart icon-general-laptop-building icon-general-laptop icon-general-leader icon-general-map icon-general-money icon-general-paperwork icon-general-people icon-general-phone icon-general-speak-out icon-head-heart icon-mglass icon-scales icon-camera icon-filter icon-info-circle icon-mail-forward icon-play-solid icon-quote-mark-left icon-quote-mark-right icon-share-square-o icon-spinner icon-tag rebrand-arrows ras-logo-flame ras-logo-horizontal ras-logo-stacked icon-simple-chat icon-simple-desktop icon-simple-find icon-simple-hamburger icon-simple-phone icon-testimonial-quotes icon-social-facebook-square-colored icon-social-facebook-square icon-social-facebook icon-social-google-plus-square icon-social-google-plus icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin-square-colored icon-social-linkedin-square icon-social-linkedin icon-social-pinterest-p icon-social-twitter-square icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube-play-colored icon-social-youtube-play icon-util-checkbox-white icon-util-checkbox icon-util-checked-white icon-util-checked icon-util-chevron-down icon-util-chevron-left icon-util-chevron-right icon-util-chevron-up icon-util-language-switch icon-util-loading icon-util-open-window-button icon-util-open-window-link icon-util-pdf-button icon-util-pdf-link icon-util-refresh icon-util-x