A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Moorhead Campus

From a replica Viking ship housed near the mighty Red River to a world-class, Blue Stem amphitheater on the south end of town, Moorhead is not just Fargo’s smaller sibling. This community boasts a hometown feel along with the amenities of big-city living. And the roots of higher education could not be deeper here, with Rasmussen University calling Moorhead home to one of its 23 campuses, along with a handful of other higher education institutions that serve as an incubator for top talent.

Heading both the Moorhead and Fargo campuses is Mandy Zastre, a twelve-year veteran at Rasmussen University. Mandy and her dedicated team are invested in the community, offering programs that an educated workforce needs.

But what stands out about Rasmussen University’s Moorhead students? Zastre says it’s their drive.

“They’re determined. They’re coming here because they want to get a degree; they’re goal-driven, and they know what the objective is,” Zastre said.

What is the history of Rasmussen University and the Moorhead campus?

Rasmussen University has been helping students prepare for successful careers since 1900, with career-focused degrees and comprehensive support. Over the years, the University has expanded to meet the needs of students across the Midwest and Florida, and the Moorhead campus’ 2008 opening was a big part of that. The campus has since established itself as an excellent local educational option, serving students in the Red River Valley and Northwest Minnesota.

Where is the Moorhead campus located?

The Rasmussen University Moorhead Campus sits just off bustling Interstate 94 on the south side of town, with convenient access for travel and just a stone’s throw from Moorhead’s busy 8th Street, which runs all the way from the north downtown district until it turns into Highway 75 south of town.

The Fargo-Moorhead community is incredibly vibrant, with active arts organizations, excellent dining options, phenomenal sporting events and plenty to do for outdoor adventurers. Just 20 minutes to the east is Buffalo River State Park, a relaxing getaway and the perfect summer studying spot. Or head to one of Moorhead’s great parks, like Woodlawn Park and its vast open spaces near the river, or Gooseberry Mound Park, for picnics and a playground, along with more riverfront views.

The campus’ close access to the interstate and abundance of parking spaces make it an easy trip for anyone traveling from outside of town. Additionally, the city bus route stops about two blocks away, and you can take in a movie at the nearby theatre, grab a bite or spend some time shopping in this neighborhood that’s quickly expanding, with more offerings popping up all the time.

What programs are offered at the Moorhead campus?

Below are some of the on-campus programs you can complete here at the Moorhead campus:

School of Health Sciences:

  • Health Information Management (HIM): The HIM Bachelor’s degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) Education.1

School of Nursing

  • Practical Nursing Diploma (LPN): The Rasmussen University Practical Nursing Diploma program in Moorhead, Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).2
  • Professional Nursing (ADN): The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Moorhead, Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).3
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).4
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).4

Additionally, students can enroll in any of Rasmussen University’s online programs through the Moorhead campus and have access to on-campus support.

What resource and support services are offered at the Moorhead campus?

The Rasmussen University Moorhead campus is your one-stop-shop for support, with cozy study spaces, on-campus tutoring and computer labs at the ready. Stop by not only to see your advisor and chat with friends, but to hit the books and focus in a supportive environment.

How is the Moorhead campus involved in the local community?

The Rasmussen University Moorhead campus is continually plugged into the community, partnering not only with professional organizations but also with Fargo-Moorhead area community groups helping to make a positive impact.

One of those groups is the Jeremiah Program, which helps single mothers and their kids escape poverty and further their education. As part of the University’s annual Community Service Day, the Moorhead campus has continued to partner with the Jeremiah Program.

The Moorhead Campus team is involved in the local Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce, the F-M Nursing Collaborative, and helping to provide rural healthcare clinical training for students in the School of Nursing. Major employers that frequently hire Rasmussen University graduates are regional healthcare organizations like Sanford Health and Essentia Health.

Quick facts about the Moorhead campus:

  • Best restaurants nearby:
    • Speak Easy Restaurant
    • Brickhouse Tavern
    • Rustica Eatery & Tavern
    • Pancheros Mexican Grill
    • Altony's Italian Cafe and Wine Bar
  • Best study spots:
    • Moorhead Public Library
    • Moxie Java
    • Woodlawn Park
    • Starbucks
  • Parks/trails/lakes nearby:
    • Buffalo River State Park
    • Woodlawn Park
    • Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area
    • Gooseberry Mound Park

Picture yourself at the Rasmussen University – Moorhead campus

New students experiencing the Moorhead area for the first time are sure to find excellent education, picturesque parks and world-class entertainment and dining. This welcoming community is growing fast and attracting top talent in the fields of technology and healthcare, among others. This convenient campus location has everything you’ll need to succeed as a student close by.

If you want to learn more about our campus community, be sure to follow the Rasmussen University – Fargo/Moorhead Campus Facebook page.

1 The Health Information Management Bachelor’s degree program at Rasmussen University-Online is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, IL 60601, 312-235-3255
2 The practical nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for these practical nursing programs is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
3 The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Moorhead campus, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is accredited by the ACEN. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for this associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.
4 The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791

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