Central Pasco Campus

Welcome to the New Central Pasco Campus!

Our new Central Pasco campus supports students in over 60 career-focused programs, some of which offer a mix of online and on-campus classes. This new campus serves Pasco County and northern Hillsborough County, including the Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey and Odessa areas. It features upgraded Nursing and Health Sciences learning environments with state-of-the-art labs, a new Simulation Center and 13 high-tech classrooms, along with an expanded student lounge and an outdoor commons area.

The Central Pasco campus continues Rasmussen’s tradition of offering challenging and robust Nursing programs, which include fully online and online/on-campus program options. All of our programs deliver the education and transferable skills, or soft skills, you need to help start or grow the career you want.

If you’re interested specifically in Nursing education, Rasmussen University is:

  • The #1 educator of LPNs in Florida in 2020.1
  • The #1 educator of RNs in Florida in 2020.2
  • The #1 educator of ADN graduates in the country.4

Many of our programs are available fully online, with additional resources and support on campus. See all online programs.

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Central Pasco

Address
16418 State Rd. 54
Odessa, Florida 33556
Phone
(813) 435-3601
Fax
(813) 435-3627
Hours
M–TH: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

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—Daniel Stern

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Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional accreditation details

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The practical nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Central Pasco campus located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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 the practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

The associate nursing program at Rasmussen University at the Central Pasco campus located in Odessa, Florida, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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 the associate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at
http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
202-887-6791

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Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

The following Radiologic Technology Associate degree programs at Rasmussen University are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT):

  • Central Pasco campus in Florida was awarded initial accreditation in 2018 for a period of 3 years.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
mail@jrcert.org
312-704-5300

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Rasmussen University – Central Pasco is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 813-435-3645 or email Tania.Tablinsky@rasmussen.edu.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
accreditation@apta.org
703-706-3245

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Accreditation Contingency Plan

Rasmussen University has a contingency plan in place should the PTA program not receive Accreditation from CAPTE. Students who are enrolled in the PTA program will be notified if an adverse decision on accreditation is received by CAPTE, and at that point no new students will be enrolled into the program until accreditation can be achieved.

Students enrolled in the PTA program at the time of an adverse decision on accreditation by CAPTE will be offered the option of completing their current coursework. Students will have the option of remaining in the PTA program until a final decision regarding the PTA program accreditation status is received from CAPTE. Students not opting to stay in the program will receive assistance to identify an accredited PTA program for consideration of transfer.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at the Central Pasco campus in Florida is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, VA 22043
703-917-9503

  1. 123 successful NCLEX-PN® attempts in FL in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  2. 857 successful NCLEX-RN attempts in FL in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  3. 857 successful NCLEX-RN attempts in FL in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  4. According to Associate Degree Registered Nurse conferrals from 2016–2019 as reported in IPEDS.
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