Program Description

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 experienced nurses 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. If you are a successful Minneapolis College Nursing graduate and you complete your licensure as an RN, you can complete a B.S.N. in as little as one additional year at Augsburg.


  • Our 2nd quarter 2019 (April-June) NCLEX-RN pass rate was 96.43%. This includes many of our May 2019 graduates.
  • Minneapolis College Nursing program is accredited by the The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    (3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326), and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • Minneapolis College’s diverse community of students and faculty enhances your experience as a nursing student.
  • The Minneapolis College Nursing program has highly accomplished faculty, all of whom combine extensive healthcare industry experience with teaching expertise.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

With the baby boomer generation expected to retire in the next 10 years, now is an ideal time to enter into the nursing profession. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Registered Nurses (RNs) is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2018. Factors behind the growth include the need to replace experienced nurses who leave the occupation, technological advances in patient care, an increasing emphasis on preventive care and the aging of the US population.

Potential Job Titles

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Where You Could Work

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Pastoral care centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Urgent care centers