New Application Deadlines -
- Fall Semester: April 1, 2020,
- Spring Semester & LPN Advanced Standing: Sept. 1, 2020
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Go after the unparalleled opportunities available in health care by earning the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree awarded by Minneapolis College’s Nursing program and becoming a registered nurse (RN). As an Minneapolis College Nursing student, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and experience you need to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Minneapolis College Nursing faculty are highly experienced nurses with advanced degrees who use state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based teaching styles to give you the tools you need to begin or to advance your nursing career.
Nursing program learners are dually admitted to Augsburg College and are provisionally admitted to Augsburg’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. As a Minneapolis College Nursing graduate, once you become a licensed RN, you can complete the B.S.N. at Augsburg in as little as one additional year.
- Minneapolis College’s nursing program is a diverse and inclusive community of students and faculty that serves to reflect and transform healthcare in our global community.
- Our 2019 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 89.86%, this includes our December 2018 and May 2019 program graduates, and is higher than the 2019 average pass rate for all RN candidates in the U.S.
- The Minneapolis College Nursing program has been continuously externally accredited since 1975, one of the longest running accredited Associate Degree nursing programs in Minnesota.
- The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
- You are provisionally dually admitted to Augsburg University’s bachelor’s in nursing program upon admission to the Minneapolis College nursing program allowing a seamless transition as you advance your degree.
- The Minneapolis College Nursing program faculty include nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses, all of whom combine extensive healthcare industry experience with teaching expertise.
- We strive to live the mission of the Minneapolis College Nursing Program; to develop excellence in future nurse professionals who practice compassionate, innovative, holistic, and culturally congruent care to all people in the advancement of the profession of nursing.
The Minneapolis College Nursing Program is a selective admissions process and accepts applications from those who are beginning their journey in the field of nursing, as well as from licensed practical nurses (LPN) who wish to earn an Associate’s degree and advance their licensure.
LPNs with unencumbered licenses who are admitted to nursing program are granted 5 credits of advanced standing toward their degree. Learn more about each option by reading the admission information and application.
Nursing Application Deadline:
- April 1 for Fall admission to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program
- September 1 for Spring admission to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program
- September 1 for Spring admission to Advanced Standing Nursing for current LPN's
The ATI TEAS is required for all nursing program applicants. Have questions about the Nursing Program at Minneapolis College? Ask Us!
REGULAR ADMISSION: Program Application and Information for Nursing Program Admission
- Nursing Application Information fall 2020 and spring 2021
- Nursing Application Form PDF fall 2020 and spring 2021
LPN ADMISSION: Program Application and Information for Advanced Standing LPN Nursing Program Admission
- You will be engaged in a fresh, evidence-based curriculum using a concept-based approach to teach nursing theory and practice. Concept-based learning focuses on active learning and application of lessons in order to provide an exceptional foundation of skills and knowledge for nursing practice.
- Guided by expert faculty through Minneapolis College's Nursing Program 4 semesters, you will integrate the skills needed to be a registered nurse, including the nursing process, comprehensive health assessment, administration of prescribed medications and treatments, rapport and therapeutic communication, planning patient care, health care systems, health care technology, delegation, and nursing leadership.
- As a successful Minneapolis College Nursing Program graduate, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). If you maintain a 2.5 GPA and pass the NCLEX-RN to become a licensed RN, you may choose to continue your nursing education with a seamless matriculation to Augsburg College to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as little as one additional year. There is no additional application for Augsburg College for Minneapolis College Nursing Program graduates who meet these requirements.
- Your may also apply to any BSN-completion program you choose.
- As a Minneapolis College Nursing Program student, you will become a member of the Student Nurses Association, which builds community among nursing students and helps them deepen their understanding of the nursing discipline.
- You may also be eligible to apply for final-semester preceptorships to fulfill your clinical learning requirements. In a preceptorship, you will work in a specific area of nursing under the guidance and supervision of an expert, practicing RN.
Nursing students are admitted by a selective admissions process in the fall semester and spring semester to the nursing program.
Current LPNs are admitted by a selective admissions process as advanced standing nursing students in the spring term.
The program is weekday, daytime hours and is completed in four consecutive semesters.
As an applicant to the Nursing program, you must take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS). The ATI TEAS is a national, standardized examination of basic learning skills. Research has shown that applicants who do well on the ATI TEAS are more likely to be successful in nursing school.
Testing dates and cost
Login to the TEAS registration website for these dates and times:
- Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- FINAL SESSION for Spring, Monday, March 30, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The cost of ATI TEAS testing varies by location—when you review the schedule at the link above, select "Learn More" to see the test cost at the Minneapolis College location. Minneapolis College reserves the right to cancel a scheduled TEAS testing date for low enrollment or inclement weather.
- When registering for the ATI TEAS, you must use your name exactly as it appears on your government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport). You must also use this name on your Nursing program application materials.
- You will need your government-issued photo ID to be admitted to the test.
- You should plan to take the ATI TEAS as soon as possible. We have a limited number of seats and you may need to test again to get the desired percent you need for program admission. The test takes about four hours to complete.
- We allow students from other colleges to sign up to take the test at our site.
- Some area colleges that offer the ATI TEAS may not allow you to test at their sites. Some colleges limit testing to their own admitted students. Also, if you are able to secure a seat at another college or at a testing center you may pay up to twice as much for the exam.
- For more information about the ATI TEAS, including how to register, study guides, practice tests, visit ATI Testing
Preparing for the ATI TEAS
- Minneapolis College recommends you review and prepare for the ATI TEAS, but does not endorse any particular set of review or preparation materials. Find study guides and practice test information on the ATI Testing site
- Please visit the Minneapolis College library to access on-campus study resources.
Visit the Nursing Program Outcomes webpage for information on student achievement data.
Now is the ideal time to enter the nursing profession. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. This fast-paced growth is due to an increase in preventative care, increasing focus on holistic and healthy lifestyles, and growing rates of chronic conditions. These factors, combined with an aging and longer living U.S. population, result in an increasing demand for registered nurses throughout U.S. and global communities.
Potential Job Titles
- There are over 100 nursing job titles; including pediatric nurse, public health nurse, travel nurse, flight nurse, nursing director, nursing researcher, nurse educator. All of which start with the job title, Registered Nurse (RN).
Where You Could Work
- Nursing and residential care facilities
- Home healthcare agencies
- Ambulatory surgery centers
- Urgent care centers
- K-12 Schools
- Higher Education
- Hospice care centers
- Legal field
- Research center
- Degree advancement at Augsburg University