Your Local Rasmussen Community in Ocala
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With over 50 career-focused programs in nursing, business, technology and more, you can gain the skills and confidence to prepare for your next career move. Interested in nursing? Rasmussen University is the #1 educator of Practical Nursing grads and registered nurses (RNs) in Florida.12
Whether your program is fully online or includes on-campus courses, your Ocala campus support team will be there every step of the way.
Many of our programs are available fully online, with additional resources and support on campus. See all online programs.
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Rasmussen University School of Health Sciences
Prepare to become a healthcare professional with real-world experience in one of our versatile Health Sciences programs. Hands-on training in the campus health sciences labs allows you to practice your skills in an immersive facility with essential lab technology and equipment. Receive campus support and resources whether you're taking classes on campus or online.
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A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Ocala Campus
See exactly what the Ocala campus has to offer, from student resources and support services that help you prepare for your next online or on-campus course to the campus’ close partnerships with hospitals and healthcare facilities in the area, as well as the best places to grab lunch for your next study session.
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Higher Learning Commission
Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Ocala campus in Florida is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, VA 22043
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Ocala campus (with an off-campus instructional site in Orlando) located in Ocala, Florida, is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective October 29, 2019, Rasmussen University – Ocala has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the CAPTE, 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (352) 291-8512 or email Jeanne.Smith@rasmussen.edu.
Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the CAPTE that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
Accreditation Contingency Plan
Rasmussen University has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received by CAPTE, and at that point no new students will be enrolled into the program until accreditation can be achieved.
Students enrolled in the PTA program at the time of an adverse decision on accreditation by CAPTE will be offered the option of completing their current coursework. Students will have the option of remaining in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE. Students not opting to stay in the program will receive assistance to identify an accredited PTA program for consideration of transfer.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
The following Radiologic Technology Associate degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):
- Ocala campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2020 for a period of 3 years.
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
- According to 2016, 2017 and 2018 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training conferrals as reported in IPEDS.
- 659 successful NCLEX-RN attempts in FL in 2018 were from Rasmussen University graduates.