PRESS RELEASE: Rasmussen College Celebrates National Nurses Week

May 3, 2019, 12:01 PM by Rasmussen College

Minneapolis (May 1, 2019)—Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, joins the American Nurses Association (ANA) to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2019.1 The ANA has celebrated National Nurses Week annually since 1993 with Rasmussen College honoring the week College-wide since 2005. The week is dedicated to celebrating and elevating the nursing profession and is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, healthcare professionals, community leaders and nurses, themselves – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of the country’s more than 4 million registered nurses. This National Nurses Week, the College is also honoring and celebrating the critical work nurses do. This year’s theme, 4 Million Reasons to Celebrate, will be recognized across the College’s 23 campuses and its online community. To learn more about Rasmussen College–sponsored National Nurses Week events near you, please visit your local campus’s Facebook page.

About the Rasmussen College School of Nursing

The Rasmussen College School of Nursing offers quality on-campus and online Nursing programs designed to help graduates enter the field with a strong foundation of real-world experience and skills. Rasmussen College offers three pre-licensure Nursing program options, including the Practical Nursing Diploma programProfessional Nursing Associate’s degree program and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Additionally, Rasmussen College has two post-licensure online Nursing program offerings, the RN to BSN Entrance Option and the Master of Science in Nursing program. Courses are taught by dedicated and experienced Nurse faculty who know what it takes to launch and advance a successful nursing career in the growing healthcare field. With four start dates throughout the year and eight for the RN to BSN Entrance Option, as well as no wait lists for qualified applicants at many campuses, students can quickly prepare to start or advance their career. 

 “Our School of Nursing programs are designed to give students the abilities to confidently provide safe, effective and quality care for diverse clientele,” said Dr. Joan Rich, Vice President of Nursing at Rasmussen College. “We are proud to provide strong and innovative curriculum that train our students for success in an increasingly complex and demanding healthcare environment. All of our Nursing courses are taught by experienced Nurse faculty with classroom sizes that enable faculty to focus on individualized learner needs. We also have strong community partnerships that allow our students to have access to a variety of clinical opportunities allowing them to perfect their skills, grow their confidence, gain experience and make lasting connections.” 

Honoring Strong Nursing Partnerships
According to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration, nursing is the single largest profession in the entire U.S. healthcare workforce. With more than 4 million RNs nationwide, the sheer number of nurses is astounding. As the leading educator of Professional Nursing Associate’s degree students in the country in 2016 and 2017, Rasmussen College has helped train more than 12,000 graduates to enter the nursing profession. The College’s Nursing programs have flourished in part by forging strong partnerships with organizations such as ATI.

Each year, Rasmussen College designates a partner who works collaboratively and responsively to further the mission of the College as a Partner of Distinction. This year, Rasmussen College has chosen to recognize ATI. Since 2014, ATI has partnered with the College to use evidence-based practice and data to drive positive outcomes.

“Our partners at ATI have put our College and our Nursing students first, which has had a direct impact on our programs and campuses and has directly contributed to the quality of our students’ experiences and successes,” said Rich. “Together, we can empower and offer innovative nursing education across the nation to help build the future of nursing education.”

To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing or apply for the Summer term, please visit

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college 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 23 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

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National Nurses Week - Rasmussen Award to ATI

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