News | August 24, 2017

Rasmussen College Nursing Program In Kansas Earns ACEN Accreditation

Accreditation highlights the College's commitment to meeting and exceeding nursing education standards

Overland Park, KS /PRNewswire/ - Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced its Professional Nursing Associate's degree program at its Kansas City/Overland Park, Kan. campus has earned programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 1, Accreditation signifies the Nursing program, which is also offered at the College's Topeka, Kan. campus, 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 committed 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 accreditation process through ACEN is a rigorous, voluntary and faculty-driven process that often takes months to complete. Successfully fulfilling ACEN's requirements and achieving accreditation reinforces the College is delivering on our responsibility to offer exceptional nursing education for our Kansas students."

About the Rasmussen College ACEN-Accredited Nursing Program
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 for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

In addition to its Professional Nursing program, Rasmussen College offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program with three entrance options. 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) and are looking to advance their nursing career by earning their BSN degree. The option is offered fully online and can be completed in as few as 12 months.2 Additionally, Rasmussen College offers two accelerated, pre-licensure entrance options for its BSN degree. These entrance options are designed for students who are committed to the nursing profession and eager to launch their careers as quickly as possible. Depending on whether a student already has a bachelor's degree, they can earn their BSN in as few as 18 to 33 months.2 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 experienced nurse faculty with classroom sizes that enable faculty to focus on the individualized learner needs. We also have strong community partnerships that allow our students to have access to a variety of clinical opportunities throughout the Kansas City and Topeka areas," said Rebecca Hastings, dean of nursing, Rasmussen College—Kansas. "There is still a lot of need in our communities for RNs as local hospitals look to grow and expand services. In fact, according to labor analytics firm Burning Glass, there were more than 15,000 job postings for registered nurses across the state over the past year. We are proud of our recent ACEN accreditation and are especially excited for our students and community members who will directly benefit from the exceptional nursing program we strive to provide every day."

To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing or apply for the Fall term, please visit http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/.

1Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. hlcommission.org | 800-621-7440

2The Rasmussen College Professional Nursing Associate's degree program in Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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.

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 a high 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.

SOURCE: Rasmussen College

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