Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon Campus

Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon Campus

Welcome to the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon campus! First opening in 2010, the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon location sits just off Interstate 75 and the Brandon Boulevard exit with ample parking, so getting to and from campus is a breeze. The campus features large, high-tech classrooms, updated labs and plenty of study space to better serve the growing student body.

Whether you choose an on-campus program or online program, you’ll have a central area of support from the Tampa/Brandon’s campus services. With 50+ career-focused programs in Nursing, Business, Technology, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Human Services, Education and Design, you can gain the skills and confidence to help prepare for your next career move.

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Nursing lecture room at the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon location.
Medical practice settings in Tampa/Brandon.
Comfortable study space available to the student body at the Tampa/Brandon location.

In-Person Programs at the Tampa/Brandon Campus

Health Sciences and Nursing students will experience a top-of-the-line Simulation Center and updated labs, including a labor and delivery room, an ICU and a medical-surgical simulation room that give students the opportunity to learn in a safely controlled but realistic setting. Attached to these simulation rooms are “control rooms,” where instructors and students can observe. As a Rasmussen student, you will be able to better prepare for working in today’s complex healthcare environments.

  • Practical Nursing (LPN)
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    Through our Practical Nursing program, you’ll gain the experience to take the NCLEX-PN®1 and become a safe, practicing licensed practical nurse (LPN). You’ll learn from compassionate experts online and in the updated campus labs and on-site clinicals. Plus, our Tampa/Brandon campus has the option to take weekend courses Friday through Sunday for a better work-life balance. You also may be eligible to save up to $2,000 on your Practical Nursing tuition with our LPN Care Grant.2

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  • Professional Nursing (ADN/RN)
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    Prepare to become a registered nurse (RN) through our Professional Nursing program. This program is for students who are just starting in the nursing field or continuing from an LPN to RN. Practice your skills with hands-on training in the state-of-the-art campus labs and on-site clinicals in order to confidently sit for the NCLEX-RN®1 exam.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    No matter where you are in your nursing journey, there is a BSN pathway for you. Our CCNE-accredited3 and accelerated BSN program has two on-campus entry tracks to help you get started. Practice your skills in an immersive, up-to-date facility and small class sizes to give you the support you need. Choose your entry track based on your experience:

    • BSN Standard Degree: for those without a degree
    • BSN Second Degree: for those with a Bachelor’s degree who want a career change into nursing

    Already an RN? Check out our online RN to BSN program.

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  • Medical Assisting
    • On-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    Quickly start your healthcare education journey with your Medical Assisting Diploma. Build your experience of direct patient care, administrative office skills and employer-requested transferable skills for in-demand CMA or RMA certification exams, among others.4 The Tampa/Brandon campus is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)5 so you can confidently pursue your medical assisting career.

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Online Programs at the Tampa/Brandon Campus

These programs are available to Florida students, but classes don’t require any on-campus attendance. For any programs that require field experience or in-person practicums, we’ll help you find the right placement.

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330 Brandon Town Center Drive
Brandon, Florida 33511
M–TH: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

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See exactly what the Tampa/Brandon campus has to offer, including updated classrooms and state-of-the-art, updated Health Sciences and Nursing labs to prepare you for real-world scenarios. With convenient access from Interstate 75 and the Brandon Boulevard exit, you’ll find modern study areas for your next online or on-campus course and study session.

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"Working together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in our home and community."

K’Charis W. Drewery
Tampa/Brandon Campus Executive Director

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Rasmussen University is an eligible training provider for CareerSource Tampa Bay. CareerSource Tampa Bay offers Individual Training Accounts (ITA) assistance to eligible individuals.

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Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Tampa/Brandon campus located in Brandon, 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

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Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Tampa/Brandon campus in Florida is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
6116 Executive Blvd., Suite 730
North Bethesda, MD 20852

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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

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Rasmussen Tampa/Brandon campus accredited in Florida?

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Check out the Accreditation section to learn more about the specific Tampa/Brandon location, or view additional accreditation details for all programs.

  • What are the entrance requirements?

    Entrance requirements vary by program and type of student, such as first-time, transfer, nursing or military students. Visit our Admissions page for specific steps toward enrollment and set yourself up for success.

    Or contact an admissions advisor to start your online application. With no application fee for many programs, you can fill out your basic information online in minutes. Plus, 67% of our program requirements may be completed through transfer credits or prior training.3

  • What are the locations of Rasmussen campuses in Florida?

    There are a total of five campus locations in Florida:

  • What TEAS score do you need for Rasmussen University?

    Students need to score a 55% or greater on the TEAS for the Practical Nursing (LPN) program, 62% or greater for the Professional Nursing (ADN/RN) program or a 72% or greater for the BSN program. Attend an online Nursing Information Session to learn more about TEAS scores.

  • Is Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon a four-year college?

    The time it takes to graduate depends on the program and student. You can choose from over 50 programs in a variety of areas of study, from Certificates and Diplomas to Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

    Plus, many of our online programs feature Empowered Learning® courses which allow you to go faster when you can and slower when you need to. 14-day attendance windows keep you on track and connected.

  • What resources and support services are available?

    The Tampa/Brandon services feature excellent facilities in a cozy space—including classrooms, a computer lab and a learning and collaboration space. It also has a Simulation Center and updated labs, including a labor and delivery room, an ICU and a medical-surgical simulation room.

    Though the space is great, the people are what make the campus unique. Rasmussen University faculty understand the school’s culture and always put their students first. The University is a great place to interact with the professors, get to know fellow students and knock out some homework in a supportive environment.

    Online and on-campus students also have access to career services, library and learning services, peer tutors and mentors, personal advisors and 24/7 tech support.

  • Where can I get coffee or food near the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon location?

    Here’s a quick sampling of what you’ll find in the area.


    • Olive Garden®
    • Cheesecake Factory®
    • Bolay

    Study spots:

    • Dunkin' Donuts®
    • Corner Bakery Café
    • Starbucks®
  • Are there any fun places to visit near the Rasmussen University Tampa/Brandon location?

    The Tampa/Brandon location is in Hillsborough County on Brandon Town Center Drive, a short drive from the heart of downtown Tampa. If you’re a frequent visitor to the campus, it never hurts to know a little more about the surrounding area.


    • iFLY
    • Topgolf®
    • The Florida Aquarium

    Students and instructors have participated in fundraising efforts and school supply drives in partnership with the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

  • Is it Rasmussen College or Rasmussen University?

    Rasmussen College opened in 1900 as a higher education business school in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2020, Rasmussen College became Rasmussen University to better represent Rasmussen students and graduates. Our dedication to higher education, affordable cost, relevant research and technology, leadership skills and more remains the same.

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