A Closer Look at the Rasmussen University – Wausau Campus
Squarely the center of the state and right along the winding Wisconsin River, Wausau has been home to a Rasmussen University campus since 2010. A perfect way to ring in the New Year, the campus officially opened its doors on January 4 of that year, becoming an important part of Rasmussen University’s history.
Campus Director Bill Panella says the Wausau location, which is tucked into groves of trees alongside Highway 51, offers students and staff a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
“We know all of our students,” Panella said. “We have small classrooms, our faculty know all of their students and our advisors know the students by name. So it truly is a personal, family feel here.”
In addition to that family feel, the Wausau campus is known as “The prettiest campus in the Rasmussen University system,” Panella says, noting the campus sits beyond a leafy, tree-lined street officially known as Rasmussen University Driveway. “We’re located in a beautiful setting.”
Panella says Wausau serves as a hub for central Wisconsin’s healthcare, with two main interstate arteries intersecting the city.
What is the history of Rasmussen University and the Wausau campus?
Rasmussen University is a regionally accredited private college and has been dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through its career-focused and flexible educational programs since 1900. The University is committed to academic innovation while empowering students to pursue a college education. The University offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees online and across its 23 campuses. The Wausau campus began its construction in 2009, and was officially opened in January 2010.
Where is the Wausau campus located?
The Wausau campus is on the north side of town, just off of Highway 51, with easy access to anywhere in the town of around 40,000 inhabitants. The Wisconsin River divides Wausau, which, itself, sits right in the center of the state, about a 90-minute drive from Green Bay.
Wooded areas surround the campus, and the groves of trees shine golden in the fall, providing the perfect backdrop for a warm afternoon study session.
What programs are offered at the Wausau campus?
Some of the on-campus programs you can complete here in the School of Nursing:
- Professional Nursing (ADN): The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program in Wausau, Wisconsin, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).1
- Professional Nursing Mobility Bridge Entrance Option (post-licensure LPN to ADN program)
- 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).2
- 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).2
Students can also enroll in any of Rasmussen University’s online programs through the Wausau campus and have access to on-campus support. This includes programs from the Schools of Technology, Business, Design, Education, Justice Studies, Health Sciences and Nursing.
What resources and support services are offered at the Wausau campus?
Rasmussen University’s Wausau campus is your one-stop shop for support, from a team of student advisors, tutors, librarians, career services advisors, technical support specialists and other team members. Cozy study spaces and computer labs are at the ready, so 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 Wausau campus involved in the local community?
Rasmussen University’s Wausau campus is connected to the community, partnering with professional organizations and several community groups helping to make continued, positive impacts. The campus is active with Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center and the Wausau Chamber of Commerce, hosts multiple events a year with United Way of Marathon County and continues partnerships with the Salvation Army and The Neighbors’ Place.
Quick facts about the Wausau campus:
- Best restaurants nearby:
- Blue Willow Café
- Jemma’s Café
- Taqueria Tres Hermanos
- The Mint Café
- Best study spots:
- Biggby Coffee
- Memorial Park
- Panera Bread
- Vino Latte
- Looking for fresh air? Check out these nearby parks:
- Scholfield Park
- Barker-Stewart Island Park
- Wausau Whitewater Park
- River Edge Walkway
- Sylvan Hill Park
Picture yourself at the Rasmussen University – Wausau campus
Students visiting Wausau are sure to find excellent education, picturesque parks and a welcoming community. This tight-knit city is a healthcare hub for central Wisconsin, and its convenient campus location has everything you’ll need to succeed.
If you want to learn more about this campus community, be sure to check out the Rasmussen University – Wausau Campus Facebook page.
1 The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Wausau campus, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, 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.
2 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, DC 20001, 202-887-6791