Advanced Standing LPN to RN Nursing Application Information

Spring Semester Application Deadline:

September 1, 2020

Minneapolis College is a proud partner with Augsburg University. Our dual admission offers graduating Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing students, a seamless pathway to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Augsburg University.

Why Choose the Nursing Program at Minneapolis College?

  • Our program has been continuously externally accredited for program excellence for over 40 years.
  • Our nursing program, like the college itself, is highly diverse and inclusive. We believe in the importance of promoting a nursing workforce that is representative of all community members.
  • Our NCLEX-RN pass rate in spring 2019 was 96.43%.
  • Our clinical experiences include acute medical/surgical units, maternal newborn units, pediatric units, and behavioral health units. Clinical partners have included Hennepin Healthcare, Fairview Health Services, HealthEast Care System, and Children’s Minnesota.
  • Our diverse and inclusive nursing faculty team includes nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and currently practicing nurse experts.
  • Our state of the art nursing lab includes 60 + beds with a high fidelity simulation suite.
  • Our concept based nursing education program will teach you how to think like a nurse. You will learn critical thinking and how to apply nursing knowledge to even the most complex patients.

Interested? Come and tour our campus, check out our Nursing labs and college resources, and talk to an admissions advisor!

Criteria for Application to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program

  1. Be an accepted Minneapolis College student in good academic standing. Visit the Admissions webpage at Minneapolis College.
  2. Current, non-expired, and unencumbered (no restrictions) practical nursing license (LPN).
  3. Transfer students (from non-Minnesota State system colleges) should submit official transcripts for evaluation. Visit the Transfer Center at Minneapolis College. Transcript must verify graduation from an approved practical nursing program offered by an accredited post-secondary education institution, and coursework must include college composition and anatomy with lab.
  4. Transcripts must indicate grades of straight “C” or higher in all practical nursing courses; successful completion of college composition (exact transfer equivalent of ENGL 1110, 1111, or ENGA 1110) with a grade of “B” or higher; successful completion of anatomy (exact transfer equivalent of BIOL 2224) with a grade of “B” or higher. Visit Transferology or in eServices under academic record, the Degree Audit (DARS) report.
  5. Score 70% or higher on Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit those official scores to Minneapolis College thru ATI. The ATI TEAS exam must be taken within two (2) years of the application deadline. TEAS dates, times, locations, and more information is available at the TEAS exam webpage

Application, Submission, and Notification of Admission Status

Submit the completed application in one of 3 ways by the deadline date:

  • Drop off the application during regular business hours in T.2500, Admissions Office.
  • Scan the completed signed application and submit as an email attachment to the admissions office.
  • Mail (must be postmarked by the application deadline) to:
    Minneapolis Community & Technical College
    Nursing Admissions T. 2500
    1501 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

Spring semester applicants will be notified, by email, of their admission status by November 1, 2020.

Students who receive email confirmation of acceptance to the Nursing program will be required to return

  • Acceptance Form acknowledging acceptance of a seat in the Nursing program.
  • $100 Deposit to hold seat in the program for the specified admission cycle.

If an applicant declines an offer of admission, or if an applicant is denied admission, a new application must be submitted and all requirements met for the next admission cycle.

Minneapolis College accepts a total of 64 Nursing students each Spring; approximately Advanced Standing LPN to RN students are accepted each Spring.

Application Review Process

All minimum admission requirements must be met. Applications are reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. ATI TEAS overall score and the number of attempts to achieve 70% or higher.
  2. SCIENCE requirement grade for BIOL 2224 (Anatomy with lab). Number of attempts to achieve “B” or higher grade.
  3. Completion of pre-nursing program coursework at Minneapolis College.

Minneapolis College and Augsburg University Nursing Program Partnership

Minneapolis College and Augsburg University dual admission partnership gives nursing students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. The degree completion allows the student to complete an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree after 4 consecutive semesters in the Nursing program at Minneapolis College.

Four terms are then completed at Augsburg University leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This partnership allows for shared commitment in advancing nursing education and excellence in diverse student populations. Visit the nursing webpage at Augsburg for more information.

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