ADN Programs Minneapolis, MN

Nursing is an art and a science. Nurses use their compassion, knowledge and competencies to care for patients during the most trying times of their lives. If you’re compassionate and want to care for others in a profession that offers job security, career advancement opportunities, and abundant rewards, nursing is a great choice.

Associate Degree in Nursing programs will provide the academics and practical skills you’ll need to function effectively as part of the health care team. The training will emphasize safety in practice, collaborative care, evidence-based practice. Nurses must stay on top of new technologies and the use of medical equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

As a nurse, your work will be mostly relational. Therefore, you must be an effective communicator and willing to work collaboratively with nurses and physicians, yet capable of working independently when needed. Positive patient outcomes will depend largely on what you do and how you respond – not necessarily on what you know. Numerous studies have proven that compassion trumps knowledge when it comes to patient satisfaction and outcomes. The use of evidence in practice, taking an active lead in care, and balancing the art of nursing with the science of nursing will become more evident to nurses as they transition from the ADN to the BSN through the MANE curriculum that makes is easy and affordable.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

As a student enrolled in the AAS in Nursing Program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The College offers experienced instructors who are themselves nurses, modern facilities, and evidence-based teaching styles to give students the tools to practice and further their education when they need to. Graduates have the option to complete the BSN at Augsburg in just one year. Licensed practical nurses with an unencumbered license may be granted 5 credits for advanced standing towards the associate’s degree. Applications must be submitted by February 1 for Fall admission and June 1 for Spring admission. LPNs are admitted to the program in the Spring semester only. The program is delivered on campus on a weekday – during daytime hours. All applicants must take and pass the ATI TEAS to be considered for admission.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 64

Duration: 4 semesters

Course titles:

General education courses – Students must complete 30 credits of general education courses. Courses must be selected from 6 of the 10 MnTC Goal Areas.

Core courses – Introduction to Health Concepts, College Composition, Nursing Transitions, Wellness-Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan, Concepts of Health Assessment, Physiology, Lifespan Development, Complex Health Concepts, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Synthesis of Health Concepts in Nursing,

  Admission criteria:

  • Complete the prerequisite courses before applying to the Nursing Program
  • Apply for general admission to Minneapolis College – submit the application fee of $50 with the application
  • Request official transcript to be sent electronically or by US Mail directly to the Records Office. The transcripts must arrive at least one month before the application deadline
  • Achieve 70% or higher on the most current ATI TEAS. The exam must be taken within one year of the nursing application deadline. Applciantions with a score less than 70% will not be reviewed.
  • Meet the reading requirements. Achieve a score of 78 or higher in Reading Comprehension on the ACCUPLACER TEST. Applicants who have earned a 4-year college degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better may qualify for exemption.
  • Meet the math requirements. Achieve a score of 76 or higher in Elementary Algebra on the ACCUPLACER TEST. Applicants who have completed MATH 0070 or higher at Minneapolis College or equivalent may qualify for exemption
  • Meet the science requirements. Must complete Anatomy with lab at Minneapolis College or transfer equivalent within three years of the application deadline. Must be completed with a minimum grade B or better.
  • Clear a criminal background check before the assigned nursing orientation. Three must be no set-asides or disqualifying convictions.
  • Advanced standing applicants must have a current and unencumbered practical nursing license and transcript verifying graduation from an approved practical nursing program.

Program Cost

The cost of tuition is $212.95 per credit for nursing courses.

Website: https://www.minneapolis.edu/academics/school-nursing-health-sciences-public-services/nursing

Address: 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Phone: 612-659-6000

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 75%

Century College

Century College offers the Associate of Science in Nursing as part of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum. The program is delivered in collaboration with the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) and requires four years of full-time study. The first two semesters cover the prerequisite and foundational courses that pave the way for the nursing courses. Upon completion of the first five semesters, students will qualify for the Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing degree from Century College and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. They can continue for an additional three semesters to secure the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) offered by a collaborating university. Students will learn how to function as part of the professional healthcare team to deliver safe and quality care in the fast-paced healthcare environment and to patients of all ages. The program is delivered through on-campus daytime and blended online classes only. Some clinical rotations may be conducted in the evening.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 75

Duration: 5 semesters

Course titles:

Core courses – Anatomy and Physiology, General Psychology, Composition I, Foundations of Nursing or Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse (for advanced standing credits), Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Anatomy and Physiology II, Acute and Complex Care, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II, Nursing Leadership I, Biomedical Ethics, Population Based Care, Nursing Leadership II, Nursing Informatics, and Liberal Studies, Chronic & Palliative Care, Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I, Nursing Care of the Family, Epidemiology for Nursing, Statistics Century, Global Health Perspectives for Nursing

  Admission criteria:

  • Apply for general admission to Century College – submit the application fee of $20 with the application
  • Complete the ACCUPLACER tests in Reading and Writing with scores at the college level
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. The transcripts must be sent directly to Century College Transfer Student Services. Both high school and college transcripts must be submitted
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.75 based on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan. Applicants must pass each course with a grade C or better.
  • Complete the most current ATI TEAS prior to the application deadline. Applicants must achieve a minimum TEAS composite score of 58.7% to be considered for selection. The test fee is $80.
  • Licensed practical nurses must have a current and unencumbered licensure from any state in the US.
  • Provide documentation of current American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider
  • Complete the required health and immunization record, including current TB test
  • Complete a current Minnesota Human Services Net Study 2.0 to include fingerprinting

Program Cost

The cost of tuition is $181.19 per credit, which includes technology fee, athletic fee, parking fee, health fee, and student life fee.

Website: https://www.century.edu/programs/nursing

Address: 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Phone: 651-779-3300

Toll-Free: 800-228-1978

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 91.09%

Normandale Community College

Normandale offers a dual-admission nursing program that is a part of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum. Through a partnership with Metropolitan State University, students will prepare for an Associate of Science Degree as part of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They will learn the principles of administering patient centered care during this first phase of the program. Dual admission to the AAS at Normandale and the BSN at Metropolitan State University facilitates seamless transition to the BSN program. The MANE curriculum requires completion of the first 5 semesters at Normandale and the final 3 semesters Metropolitan. The associate degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete the first five semesters. Awardees have the option to take the NCLEX for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The decision to continue on lies with the student. The program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Program Outline

Semester credits: 75

Duration: 5 semesters

Course titles:

Core courses – Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse, Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Chronic and Palliative Care, Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I, Acute and Complex Care, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing 2, Nursing Leadership I, Freshman Composition, Interpersonal Communication, Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, Development Psychology – Life Span, Introduction to Sociology, Cultural Anthropology – The Global Human Experience, Ethics, Biomedical Ethics

  Admission criteria:

  • Apply for general admission to Normandale College – submit the application fee of $20 with the application. Deadlines are Feb 1 for the Fall and June 1 for the Spring
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend a college information session
  • Complete semester one of the MANE curriculum plan and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Complete the most current ATI TEAS prior to the application deadline and obtain a minimum score of 58.7%. The test fee is $80.
  • Licensed practical nurses must have a current and unencumbered licensure from any state in the US.
  • Provide documentation of current American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider
  • Complete the required health and immunization record, including current TB test
  • Complete a current Minnesota Human Services Net Study 2.0 to include fingerprinting

Program Cost

The total direct cost of attendance for the fall and spring semesters is $6,018. It includes books and supplies, tuition, and fees. Additional costs include uniforms, background check, insurance, and nursing supplies.

Website: http://www.normandale.edu/departments/health-sciences/nursing

Address: 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

Phone: (952) 358-8200

Toll-Free: 1 (800) 481-5412

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 77.65%

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing that is a part of the MANE program dedicated to insurance the number of BSN nurses. The total program lets students achieve the BSN in just four years. The first two semesters will cover prerequisite and foundational courses followed by three semesters of core nursing courses. Students will qualify for the AAS degree after completing the first five semesters and may decide to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a Registered Nurse. The student then has the option to complete the BSN degree in just three additional semesters at Metropolitan State University. Courses are offered in the daytime only. Courses will emphasize lifelong nursing, using evidence and informatics to guide decision making, effective communication strategies, ethical practice and research in nursing, leadership skills, holistic nursing care, and collaboration with the interprofessional team.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 75

Duration: 5 semesters

Course titles:

Core courses – Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Chronic and Palliative Care, Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I, Acute and Complex Care, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing 2, Nursing Leadership I, Principles of Biology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, Medical Ethics or Introduction to Ethics, General Psychology, Lifespan Development, General Sociology or Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

  Admission criteria:

  • Apply for general admission to a MANE collaborating college or university
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 after completing the first semester courses in the MANE curriculum
  • Complete the courses with a grade C or higher
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade C for second semester courses
  • Complete the ATI TEAS with a minimum composite test score of 58.7 or above
  • Licensed practical nurses must have a current and unencumbered licensure from any state in the US. Advanced standing entry is available in the Fall Semester only
  • Provide documentation of current CPR Healthcare Provider
  • Complete a current Minnesota Human Services Net Study 2.0 to include fingerprinting
  • Complete the health and immunization record – must include proof of current immunizations and TB testing

Program Cost

The cost of attendance is $169.07 per credit. Additional costs include books and supplies, tuition, fees, uniforms, textbooks, background check, insurance, and nursing supplies.

Website: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/nursing.aspx

Address: 11200 Mississippi Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433-3470

Phone: 763-433-1100

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 79.27%

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program St. Cloud Technical and Community College provides the students with theory, labs and clinical opportunities to develop the knowledge and competencies to practice as a registered nurse. The mobility program gives students the opportunity to progress from a nursing assistant to a licensed practical nurse to a registered nurse. Upon completion of the requirements, students will have the opportunity to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.  Instructors will employ demonstrations, lectures, and seminars to deliver the theoretical component of the program used in collaboration with simulation labs, clinical activities and other tools.  Persons interested in enrolling in the program should sign up for an information session to tour the simulation labs, get answers to questions, and talk with faculty members. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX for licensure as a Registered Nurse. Applications are accepted from December 1 to February 1. Admission to the program is competitive so not al qualifying applicants will be accepted. A maximum of 50 students are accepted each fall semester.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 64

Duration: 2 semesters

Course titles:

Core courses – Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Microbiology, Interpersonal Communication Analytical Writing, Ethics, Life Span Development Psychology, Nutrition, Introduction to Gerontology, Nursing Concepts I, Nursing Concepts II

  Admission criteria:

  • Submit a completed application to SCTCC online
  • Apply as a Pre-ADN degree student
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official high school college transcripts
  • Complete the e-orientation after acceptance to the program
  • Must be a licensed practical nurse with a current and unencumbered license
  • Obtain a minimum grade C or better and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the prerequisite coursework
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS

Program Cost

The cost of attendance is $232.48 per credit. Additional costs include books and supplies, tuition, fees, uniforms, textbooks, background check, insurance, and nursing supplies.

Website: https://www.sctcc.edu/degrees-programs/nursing-adn

Address: 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303

Phone: 1 (800) 222-1009

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 84.31%

Rasmussen College

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing at Rasmussen College can complete the requirements in just 18 months. The program admits students looking to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing as a licensed practical nurses looking to advance their career. The Mobility Bridge option gives LPNs the option to become a registered nurse in just 12 months. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 103

Duration: 4 semesters

Course titles:

General education courses: English Composition, Communication, Humanities, Mathematics, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Introduction to Microbiology, Structure and Function of the Human Body, Human Growth and Development, General Psychology

Core courses – Nutritional Principles in Nursing, Dimensions of Nursing Practice, Health Assessment, Fundamentals of Professional Nursing, Professional Nursing I, Pharmacology, Mental Health Nursing, Professional Nursing II, Maternal Child Health Nursing, Professional Nursing II, Role, Scope, Quality, and Leadership in Professional Nursing, and Professional Nursing Capstone

  Admission criteria:

  • Submit a completed application to Rasmussen College
  • Achieve a minimum score on the School of Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Read and sign the Rasmussen College Enrollment Agreement and Attachments
  • Complete a health physical and provide proof of immunizations in accordance with the School of Nursing Student Handbook
  • Complete a criminal background screen
  • Have current Basic Life Saving and CPR certification
  • Complete the Rasmussen College experiential online orientation course and the School of Nursing Orientation
  • Have a current and unencumbered practical nursing license – for mobility entrance candidates

Program Cost

The cost of attendance is $48,180 for tuition and fees. Books and supplies will cost an additional $690.

Website: https://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/professional-nursing/

Address: 4400 West 78th Street, 6th Floor, Bloomington, MN 55435

Phone: 952-545-2000

Fax: 952-545-7038

North Hennepin Community College

The North Hennepin Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares students with an education in the foundational principles in nursing so they can function as capable members of a health care team. The program is offered as part of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) so graduates will have the option to transfer to an upper division partner school to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The BSN can be completed in three additional semesters. The coursework will include theory, lab skills, and clinical rotations in several health care facilities. Students admitted to the program will be dually enrolled in North Hennepin and Metropolitan State University. Due to competitive enrollment, not all students who meet the requirements will be admitted to the program. The application deadline for Fall is February 1 and for Spring is June 1.

Program Outline

Semester credits: 75

Duration: 4 semesters

Course titles:

General education and prerequisite courses: Biology I, Gateway College Writing, General Psychology, Introduction to Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Principles of Interpersonal Communication, Life Span Development Psychology, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Introduction to Sociology, Ethics or Health Care Ethics  

Core courses – Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse, Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nursing, Chronic and Palliative Care, Pharmacology and Role of the Professional Nurse, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I, Acute and Complex Care, Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II, Nursing Leadership I

  Admission criteria:

  • Submit a completed application to NHCC and the fee of $20
  • Complete the ATI TEAS test- achieve the minimum composite score 
  • Provide proof of a current, unencumbered LPN license if applying for advanced placement
  • Submit official transcripts directly to the NHCC Office of Records
  • Attend a Nursing Information Session
  • Complete the first and second semester prerequisites with a minimum GPA of 3.50

Program Cost

Tuition and fees cost $184.74 per credit. Additional costs include books and supplies, tuition, fees, uniforms, textbooks, background check, insurance, and nursing supplies.

Website: https://www.nhcc.edu/nursing

Address: 7411 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Phone: 763-488-0391

Email: [email protected]

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