Advanced Standing LPN to RN Nursing Application Information for 2025


Spring Semester Application Deadline:

September 1

*NOTE:  Applicants who are LPNs are welcome to apply to join the program during any application cycle (Fall/Spring).  However, to begin the program in FALL semester, LPNs must take NPRO 1000 instead of NPRO 1010, and waive the 5 credits of advanced standing associated with NPRO 1010.  The Fall application deadline is April 1.

Nursing Information Session

Join us on campus for an overview of our pre-nursing courses, nursing application process, and a tour of our nursing labs.

Minneapolis College is a proud partner with Augsburg University. Our dual admission offers graduating Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing students, a seamless pathway to pursue their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Augsburg University.

Why Choose the Nursing Program at Minneapolis College?

  • Our program has been continuously externally accredited for program excellence for over 40 years.
  • Our nursing program, like the college itself, is highly diverse and inclusive. We believe in the importance of promoting a nursing workforce that is representative of all community members.
  • Our NCLEX-RN pass rate in spring 2019 was 96.43%.
  • Our clinical experiences include acute medical/surgical units, maternal newborn units, pediatric units, and behavioral health units. Clinical partners have included Hennepin Healthcare, Fairview Health Services, HealthEast Care System, and Children’s Minnesota.
  • Our diverse and inclusive nursing faculty team includes nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and currently practicing nurse experts.
  • Our state of the art nursing lab includes 60 + beds with a high fidelity simulation suite.
  • Our concept based nursing education program will teach you how to think like a nurse. You will learn critical thinking and how to apply nursing knowledge to even the most complex patients.

Interested? Come and tour our campus, check out our Nursing labs and college resources, and talk to an admissions advisor!

Criteria for Application to the Minneapolis College Nursing Program

  1. Be an accepted Minneapolis College student in good academic standing. Visit the Admissions webpage at Minneapolis College.
  2. Current, non-expired, and unencumbered (no restrictions) practical nursing license (LPN).
  3. Transfer students (from non-Minnesota State system colleges) should submit official transcripts for evaluation. Visit the Transfer Center at Minneapolis College. Transcript must verify graduation from an approved practical nursing program offered by an accredited post-secondary education institution, and coursework must include college composition and anatomy with lab.
  4. Transcripts must indicate grades of straight “C” or higher in all practical nursing courses; successful completion of college composition (exact transfer equivalent of ENGL 1110, 1111, or ENGA 1110) with a grade of “B” or higher; successful completion of anatomy (exact transfer equivalent of BIOL 2224) with a grade of “B” or higher. Visit Transferology or in eServices under academic record, the Degree Audit (DARS) report.
  5. Score 70% or higher on Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit those official scores to Minneapolis College thru ATI. The ATI TEAS exam must be taken within two (2) years of the application deadline. TEAS dates, times, locations, and more information is available at the TEAS exam webpage
  6. Spring 2025 LPN Advanced Standing Nursing application eForm

Application Notification of Admission Status

  • Fall semester applicants will be notified by email of their admission status by June 1.
  • Spring semester applicants will be notified by email of their admission status by October 15.

Students who receive email confirmation of acceptance to the Nursing program will be required to attend a mandatory Nursing orientation, and attend the mandatory 2 day Nursing On-Boarding before the semester begins.

If an applicant declines an offer of admission, or if an applicant is denied admission, a new application must be submitted and all requirements met for the next admission cycle.

Minneapolis College accepts 64 Nursing students each admission cycle (maximum of 64 in the fall; maximum of 64 each spring).

Application Review Process

All minimum admission requirements (listed above) must be met. Applications are reviewed using the following criteria:

  1. ATI TEAS overall score and the number of attempts to achieve 70% or higher.
  2. SCIENCE requirement grade for BIOL 2224 (Anatomy with lab). Number of attempts to achieve “B” or higher grade.
  3. Completion of pre-nursing program coursework at Minneapolis College.
  4. Transcript review showing repeated course attempts, particularly in any science courses.  
  5. Previous enrollment with failure and/or withdrawal from another college or university nursing program.
  6. Current enrollment in another college or university nursing program. 

Minneapolis College and Augsburg University Nursing Program Partnership

Minneapolis College and Augsburg University dual admission partnership gives nursing students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. The degree completion allows the student to complete an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree after 4 consecutive semesters in the Nursing program at Minneapolis College.

Four terms are then completed at Augsburg University leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This partnership allows for shared commitment in advancing nursing education and excellence in diverse student populations. Visit the nursing webpage at Augsburg for more information.

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