MOORHEAD, Minn., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced both its Professional Nursing Associate's degree program and its Practical Nursing Diploma program in Moorhead, Minn. have earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 1, 2 Accreditation signifies the Moorhead nursing program has met or exceeded standards and criteria for educational quality in nursing curriculum and preparation for nursing students to work successfully in the profession.
"Rasmussen College is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of education across all of our nursing programs," said Dr. Joan Rich, vice president of nursing at Rasmussen College. "The ACEN programmatic accreditation process is a rigorous and faculty-driven process that often takes more than a year to complete. Successfully fulfilling ACEN's requirements and earning programmatic accreditation reinforces the College is delivering on our responsibility to offer outstanding nursing education to our students and the communities they serve.
About the Rasmussen College ACEN-Accredited Nursing Programs
The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree program offers a path to a career as a registered nurse (RN). It can be completed in as few as 18 months.3 Upon graduation, nursing students are prepared to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
In the Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program, students gain real-world skills in a supportive environment that prepares them for a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The diploma program can be completed in as few as 12 months.3 Once graduated, students are equipped to take the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.
In addition to its Professional and Practical Nursing programs, Rasmussen College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at its Moorhead and Fargo campuses for working RNs looking to advance their careers. The RN to BSN Entrance Option is for students who already have obtained their RN license through an Associate's degree program (or Diploma and/or Certificate). It's offered fully online and can be completed in as few as 12 months.3 The Rasmussen College BSN degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).4
"All of our nursing courses are taught by dedicated and experienced faculty members. Students are also exposed to simulation experiences in our state-of-the-art nursing lab and have access to our wonderful clinical partners throughout the Moorhead area," said Shantelle Smith, nursing dean, Rasmussen College—Moorhead. "With four start dates per year, students can start their nursing career sooner and help fill the large demand. According to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, there were more than 1,300 job openings for RNs and 280 job openings for LPNs just in the Fargo-Moorhead area over the past year. Our graduates are prepared to fill these positions and care for our communities."
To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing or apply for the Fall term, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/.
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2The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree program in Moorhead, MN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program in Moorhead, MN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
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3Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and courses completed each term.
4The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Rasmussen College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
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