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  • Fall Semester application deadline:  April 1
  • Spring Semester application deadline:  September 1
  • Spring LPN Advanced Standing:  September 1    

Pinning Ceremony, December 17, 2022 at 2 p.m

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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 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.

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate sound nursing judgment in the provision of safe nursing care.
  2. Promote human flourishing and client self-determination by advocating for the client's preferences, values, and needs in the pursuit of compassionate coordinated care.
  3. Demonstrate spirit of inquiry through improving the quality of care for clients and families using evidence and data to positively advance the outcomes of care.
  4. Promote professional identity as a member of an interdisciplinary team while practicing within legal and ethical standards of the RN scope of practice.