Program Description

New Application Deadlines -

  • Fall Semester: April 1, 2021
  • Spring Semester & LPN Advanced Standing: September 1, 2021

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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 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 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.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

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

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Home healthcare agencies
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Urgent care centers
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education
  • Military
  • Hospice care centers
  • Legal field
  • Research center
  • Degree advancement at Augsburg University