A Closer Look at the Rasmussen College – Green Bay Campus
When you think Green Bay, the first thing that probably comes to mind is football. But this city located on the western shore of Lake Michigan has much more to offer. A growing healthcare sector, robust service industries and a buzzing business scene all help make Green Bay a beacon on the shoreline, and a perfect place for a Rasmussen College campus to call home.
At the helm of the Green Bay campus is Bill Panella, who has been with Rasmussen College since 2009. Originally from the Detroit area, Panella says he’s thrilled to be part of the Green Bay community.
“Obviously the Packers are a big draw. But what a lot of people don’t realize is there’s a lot more here,” Panella says. “There’s a lot of unique things to do. It’s a great place to raise a family, and the education system is pretty solid throughout the area.”
But closer to campus, it’s the Rasmussen College team that makes the difference, Panella said.
“The team here is passionate—whether it’s an admissions adviser or faculty member, they all really enjoy their work and they understand it’s about people bettering their education to better themselves,” Panella says.
What is the history of Rasmussen College and the Green Bay campus?
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and has been dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through its high-demand and flexible educational programs since 1900. The College is committed to academic innovation while empowering students to pursue a college education. The College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 campuses. The Green Bay campus was added to the Rasmussen College family with its opening in 2007.
Where is the Green Bay campus located?
Sitting right at the intersection of Interstate 41 and Highway 54 on the western side of Green Bay, the campus location gives easy access to other areas of town and the state. The Fox River divides the city in half and runs to the bay, which opens to beautiful Lake Michigan to the northeast. The river provides plenty of watercraft recreation, for boaters or kayakers alike.
The city itself is, of course, home to the Green Bay Packers’ historic Lambeau Field, which is just a couple of miles from the Rasmussen College campus for those sports fanatics. Bronze statues of football greats line the outside of the stadium, and the Packers’ Hall of Fame and museum are adjoined, so it’s a quick five-minute drive from campus for a whole day of football fun.
Closer to the bay, the well-known Bay Beach Amusement Park is Green Bay’s answer to New York’s Coney Island, with a bayside roller coaster, bumper cars and Ferris wheel. For a quiet change of pace, folks can head to the 47-acre Green Bay Botanical Garden, open year-round.
What programs are offered at the Green Bay campus?
Some of the on-campus programs you can complete here in the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences are:
School of Health Sciences:
- Health Information Technician (HIT): The HIT Associate’s degree program offered at the Green Bay campus and the online Bachelor’s degree program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).1
- Medical Assisting: The Medical Assisting Diploma program in Green Bay is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).2
- Medical Laboratory Technician: The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Green Bay campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).3
School of Nursing:
- Professional Nursing (ADN): Rasmussen College’s Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Green Bay is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).4
- Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option (post-licensure LPN to ADN program)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).5
Students can also enroll in any of Rasmussen College’s online programs through the Green Bay campus and have access to on-campus support. This includes academic programs from the Schools of Education, Design, Business, Technology, Health Sciences, Nursing and Justice Studies.
What resources and support services are offered at the Green Bay campus?
Rasmussen College’s Green Bay campus offers comprehensive student support from a team of student advisors, tutors, career services advisors, technical support specialists and other team members. The Library and Learning Resource Center is one of the first things you’ll see coming in the doors, and the large lounge is perfect for a quick bite between studies. Stop by not only to see your advisor and chat with friends, but also to hit the books and focus in a supportive environment.
How is the Green Bay campus involved in the local community?
Staff here are continually connected to their community, partnering with local organizations and causes throughout the year. Medical Assisting students pitch in at regular blood pressure clinics at the YMCA and there are blood drives at the campus every quarter to benefit the American Red Cross. As a sponsor of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Green Bay Bullfrogs baseball teams, this campus isn’t only full of football fans.
The Green Bay campus also helps to support the Service League of Green Bay, securing school supplies for kids in need, as well as involvement in the Greater Green Bay Healthcare Alliance’s career expo.
Quick facts about the Green Bay campus:
- Best food options nearby:
- Gallagher’s Pizza
- The Pancake Place
- Titletown Brewing Company
- Home Town Café
- Bay Motel & Family Restaurant
- El Azteca Restaurant
- Best study spots:
- Green Bay Botanical Garden
- Brown County Library
- White Dog Black Cat Café
- Not By Bread Alone
- Attractions nearby:
- Pamperin Park
- Neville Public Museum
- Bay Beach Amusement Park
- Ashwaubomay Memorial River Park
Picture yourself at the Rasmussen College – Green Bay campus
With never-ending outdoor recreation, a welcoming atmosphere and loads of opportunity for those seeking it, Green Bay is a great place to call home. And the folks at the Rasmussen College – Green Bay campus are excited to help and guide you on your way to a college degree.
If you want to learn more about the campus community, be sure to check out the Rasmussen College – Green Bay Campus Facebook page.
1The Health Information Technician Associate’s degree program offered at the Green Bay, Wisconsin campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor Chicago, IL 60601-5800; 312-233-1100
2The Medical Assisting Diploma programs at the Green Bay, Wisconsin campus is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North Falls Church, VA 22043; 703-917-9503
3The Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's degree program at the Green Bay, Wisconsin campus is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N River Road Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880
4The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Green Bay is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000, acenursing.org
5The 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