A Closer Look at the Rasmussen College – Land O' Lakes/East Pasco Campus
Curious about Rasmussen College? It’s only natural to want to get the inside scoop on what to expect from the campus nearest you. We spoke with the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus director Staceyann Sinclair to learn more about the important information every newcomer needs to know before stepping foot on campus.
What is the history of Rasmussen College and the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco 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 and providing the highest standard of education 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 22 campuses.
The Land O’ Lakes campus opened in 2010 and has been a tight-knit community dedicated to student success and employee well-being ever since. Just 12 miles from the New Port Richey campus, the Land O’ Lakes campus is one of five the College has in Florida.
“Having been with the College for almost 14 years, I can honestly say I love it. I love the people, the mission of the College–which aligns with my personal beliefs–and its community-oriented and philanthropic roots,” Sinclair says.
Where is the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus located?
As the hub of this growing community, the campus is conveniently located in a beautiful new building right across from Publix Supermarket and Sun Lake High School on Fernview Street. With multiple acres of land, there is ample free parking available for students, faculty, staff and visitors on site.
Centrally located and near Tampa, the Land O’ Lakes community is booming. With all new restaurants, the largest outlet mall in Florida and large national employers calling this community home, there are endless opportunities to make connections and enjoy your time in the area.
What programs are offered at the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus?
The Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus offers the following on-campus programs in the School of Health Sciences and the School of Nursing:
School of Health Sciences
- Radiologic Technology; Rasmussen College’s Radiologic Technology Associate’s degree program in Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).1
- Physical Therapist Assistant Associate’s (PTA); Rasmussen College’s Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).2
- Medical Assisting Diploma
School of Nursing
- Practical Nursing (LPN); Rasmussen College’s Practical Nursing Diploma program at the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).3
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Rasmussen College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).4
Students can also enroll in any of Rasmussen College’s more than 30 online programs through the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus and have access to on-campus support. Programs are taught by qualified professionals across seven schools of study including Business, Design, Education, Health Sciences, Justice Studies, Nursing and Technology.
What resource and support services are offered at the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus?
“The students love the people at the campus. We are surrounded by wonderful faculty and staff,” Sinclair says.
Students have access to a resource center, study spaces and tutors on campus. In addition, advisors are available to help answer any specific questions and guide you on your educational journey. They can help you with course scheduling, financial aid and learning support.
In addition to on-campus, in-person resources, students also have real-time access to everything they need, from academics to financial aid. The online Student Portal is the gateway to a variety of self-service tools, from course materials, grades, account balance, financial aid and library resources to career help and even 24/7 tech help.
Additional resources include:
- Online Classroom
- Student Account Center
- Library and Learning Resources
- Personal Support Center
- Career Services
How is the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus involved in the local community?
Since 1900, Rasmussen College has continuously been recognized for providing education and outreach services that extend beyond its student population to make the surrounding communities a better place to live, grow and learn. Meeting these needs, whether through education or service, is ingrained in the campus culture. Rasmussen College has aligned with organizations that share similar values and missions and is committed to make a positive impact on the social welfare of the communities they share. The campus provides career-focused education and volunteer efforts that are not only sustainable, but also potentially life-changing.
“The Land O’ Lakes campus is the hub of the community,” Sinclair says. “We are a common meeting point—everyone from the Sheriff’s office to the School Board uses the space for gatherings and trainings.”
As a board member of the Pasco Economic Development Council, Sinclair and the team has forged great local partnerships that ultimately benefits students.
Quick facts about the Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco community:
- There are countless restaurants nearby, making grabbing a quick lunch or taking a study break convenient. NorthPointe Village, just a mile from campus, has great places for happy hour, cute coffee shops and even a spot for sweet frozen treats.
- The campus has its own little lake and patio area, which are great places to study or catch up with your peers.
Find your home at the Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus
At the Rasmussen College Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco campus, students are first priority. The College prides themselves on creating an inspiring and supportive environment to help students advance their education and change their lives for the better. If you want to learn more about finding your place in the College’s community of learners, check out the Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes Campus Facebook page.
1The Radiologic Technology Associate’s degree program at the Land O’Lakes/East Pasco campus in Florida is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182 (312) 704-5300
2Effective November 28, 2017, Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education 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.
3The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program in Land O’Lakes/East Pasco, Florida 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
4The 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