Application Deadlines -
- Fall Semester application deadline: April 1
- Spring Semester application deadline: September 1
- Spring LPN Advanced Standing: September 1
Pinning Ceremony, December 16, 2023 at 2 p.m.
Visit the Pinning Ceremony webpage for more information.
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 a 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 2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate was 90.70%, this includes our December 2019 and May 2020 program graduates, and is higher than the 2020 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
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.
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.
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (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.
This exam is for students who are ready to apply to the nursing program at Minneapolis College. The test will last approximately four (4) hours. The exam includes reading, science, math, and English/language usage. Minneapolis College requires an ATI TEAS composite score of 70% or higher, taken within two (2) years of the application deadline, as part of the application criteria.
Applicants must register and pay for the exam at the ATI TEAS website.
PREPARING FOR THE ATI TEAS
Minneapolis College recommends you review and prepare for the ATI TEAS, but does not endorse any specific review or preparation materials. Study material, practice tests, and tutorial information:
- TEAS Upcoming Virtual Workshops offered by Minneapolis College Academic Success Center tutors
- ATI Teas Prep product website materials are available for purchase, and some free TEAS resources are at the bottom of this webpage
- Minneapolis College library to access on-line and on-campus TEAS study resources
- Mometrix offers video clips on subjects included on the TEAS test
- Pocket Prep offers a free app for your smartphone
- Khan Academy offers review and video clips on subjects you want to review
Visit this ATI TEAS website for more information on:
- Newly added test dates and times
- Technology requirements to test
- TEAS Exam FAQs
- How to register for the TEAS Online Remote Proctored exam, etc.
- How to take the ATI TEAS remote proctored exam, step by step
- 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 into the online proctored test.
- You should plan to take the ATI TEAS as soon as possible. There are a limited number of seats, and you may need to test again to get the required percent you need for program admission.
- Some area colleges that offer the ATI TEAS may not allow you to test online through their sites. Some colleges limit testing to their own admitted students.
Visit the Nursing Program Outcomes webpage for information on student achievement data.
Minneapolis College’s Registered Nurse Educational Requirements
Alignment with Other States Initial RN Licensure
The U.S. Department of Education has implemented regulations (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which requires Minneapolis College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program to provide a list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.
Please go to the National Council of States Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website to look up each state’s initial licensure educational requirements.
- This information is only for initial licensure by exam requirements for the state listed.
- Students should contact the Board of Nursing in the state they would like to be initially licensed in for more specific information.
- This information DOES NOT apply to transferring Minnesota RN Licensure to another state.
State | Does Minneapolis College's curriculum meet the state educational requirements for initial professional licensure?
- Arkansas | Undetermined
- California | Undetermined
- Colorado | Undetermined
- Connecticut | Undetermined
- Delaware | Undetermined
- Florida | Undetermined
- Georgia | Undetermined
- Hawaii | Undetermined
- Idaho | Undetermined
- Illinois | Undetermined
- Indiana | Undetermined
- Iowa | Undetermined
- Kansas | Undetermined
- Kentucky | Undetermined
- Louisiana | Undetermined
- Maine | Undetermined
- Maryland | Undetermined
- Massachusetts | Undetermined
- Michigan | Undetermined
- Minnesota | Meets requirements
- Mississippi | Undetermined
- Missouri | Undetermined
- Montana | Undetermined
- Nebraska | Undetermined
- Nevada | Undetermined
- New Hampshire | Undetermined
- New Jersey | Undetermined
- New Mexico | Undetermined
- New York | Undetermined
- North Carolina | Undetermined
- North Dakota | Undetermined
- Ohio | Undetermined
- Oklahoma | Undetermined
- Oregon | Undetermined
- Pennsylvania | Undetermined
- Rhode Island | Undetermined
- South Carolina | Undetermined
- South Dakota | Undetermined
- Tennessee | Undetermined
- Texas | Undetermined
- Utah | Undetermined
- Vermont | Undetermined
- Virginia | Undetermined
- Washington | Undetermined
- West Virginia | Undetermined
- Wisconsin | Undetermined
- Wyoming Undetermined
- Visit our Frequently Asked Nursing Questions webpage for more information.
Successful completion of the Nursing Associates Degree program meets the education requirements to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Minneapolis College is required to identify if our degree meets the educational requirements outside of Minnesota. More information can be found by visiting the Licensure/Certificate Disclosures webpage.
Additional requirements such as state-specific examinations, background checks, feed, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply.
If you have further questions about Nursing licensure, please feel free to reach out to Heidi Aldes, Dean of Enrollment Management.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Reflect human flourishing by advocating for the client's self-determination and integrity promoting ongoing growth in the pursuit of compassionate culturally congruent care.
- Create professional identity utilizing evidence-based practice to provide care ethically and safely while advocating for diverse clients within a family and community context.
- Value spirit of inquiry through questioning assumptions and offering new insights in clinical nursing practice to improve the quality of care for clients and families.
- Develop sound nursing judgment integrating nursing science and substantiated evidence in the provision of safe and holistic quality nursing care.