- 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.
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 (NPRO) 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. NPRO learners are dually admitted to Augsburg College and are provisionally admitted to Augsburg’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. If you are a successful Minneapolis College Nursing graduate and you complete your licensure as an RN, you can complete a BSN in as little as one additional year at Augsburg.
The Minneapolis College Nursing Program 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:
- Feb. 1 for Fall admission to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program
- June 1 for Spring admission to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program
- June 1 for Spring admission to Advanced Standing Nursing for current LPN's
Download the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 and Spring 2020 Advanced Standing (LPN) admission information and application.
The ATI TEAS is required for all nursing program applicants. Have questions about the Nursing Program at Minneapolis College? Ask Us!
- 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 in the fall semester and spring semester to the nursing program.
Current LPNs are admitted 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 Professional Nursing Professional (NPRO) 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
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.
- 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 Professional Nursing (NPRO) 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.
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
- Nursing homes
- Home healthcare agencies
- Pastoral care centers
- Ambulatory surgery centers
- Urgent care centers