Nursing

Nursing Program Traditional Track

Normandale is no longer accepting applications for this traditional nursing track. Click here for more information.

Nursing Program - Traditional Nursing Track (being phased out)

General Education Requirements before entering the Normandale Nursing program
Prior to application to the Nursing program -
Course Title Credits
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
CHEM 1050 Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry 3
BIOL 2041 Anatomy (may be in progress at the time of application) 4
Additional required general education courses:
SOC 1104 (or ANTH 1127) Introduction to Sociology (or Cultural Anthropology) 3
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4
BIOL 2042 Human Physiology 4
MATH 1010 Medical Dosages Calculations 1
Elective 1 Students must select elective course in MnTC transfer goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, plus electives 1 & 2 must be from different goal areas. 3
Elective 2 Students must select elective course in MnTC transfer goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, plus electives 1 & 2 must be from different goal areas. 3
  TOTAL: 32
Nursing Courses in the Normandale Nursing program
Course Title Credits
NURS 1110 Nursing 1 8
NURS 1120 Nursing 2 8
NURS 2210 Nursing 3 8
NURS 2220 Nursing 4 8
  TOTAL: 32

  Nursing credits 32
  General education credits 32

  Total credits for AS degree 64

NOTE: Throughout the nursing program CPR for the health care provider, immunizations and criminal background checks must remain current. Progression through the program is dependent upon a grade of C or higher in all program requirements.

The faculty recommends taking as many program courses as possible prior to beginning the nursing curriculum due to commitments required to meet course outcomes.

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Nursing Program - Nursing PN Mobility Track
General Education Requirements before entering the Normandale Nursing program
Prior to application to the Nursing program -
Course Title Credits
ENGC 1101 Freshman Composition 4
CHEM 1050 Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry 3
BIOL 2041 Anatomy (may be in progress at the time of application) 4
Additional required general education courses:
SOC 1104 (or ANTH 1127) Introduction to Sociology (or Cultural Anthropology) 3
COMM 1111 Interpersonal Communication 3
PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4
BIOL 2042 Human Physiology 4
MATH 1010 Medical Dosages Calculations 1
Elective 1 Students must select elective course in MnTC transfer goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, plus electives 1 & 2 must be from different goal areas. 3
Elective 2 Students must select elective course in MnTC transfer goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, plus electives 1 & 2 must be from different goal areas. 3
  TOTAL: 32
Nursing Courses in the Normandale Nursing PN Mobility program
Course Title Credits
PN Clinical Training Articulated Practical Nursing Credit 12
NURS 1130 PN Mobility Transition Course 4
NURS 2210 Nursing 3 8
NURS 2220 Nursing 4 8
  TOTAL: 32

  Nursing credits 32
  General education credits 32

  Total credits for AS degree 64

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Metropolitan State University/Metro Alliance Satellite Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program Partnership

Metropolitan State University's RN-BSN nursing program will be offering courses through this partnership. Students will be able to take classes, including prerequisite courses, at a convenient location.

Course Metropolitan State Course Equivalent Normandale Course Equivalent
Writing WRIT 331* None
Ethics PHIL 321* None
Statistics STAT 201 MATH 1080
Humanities/Fine Arts class Choose one course from Goal 6 Choose one course from Goal 6

*A minimum of 40 upper-division (300-400 level) semester credits is required for graduation with a BSN. Thirty-two (32) upper division credits will be earned through the Nursing major. With completion of WRIT 331 and PHIL 321 at Metropolitan State, the student will automatically meet the 40-credit upper division requirement.

Contact Information for Metro State:

Metropolitan State University-Saint Paul Campus
School of Nursing
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000
651-793-1375

For more information on advanced degrees, click here or contact a Metropolitan State Nursing advisor.

For information on program costs, financing, graduation rates, and other important information, see the Gainful Employment Disclosures page.


Click here for Nursing PN Mobility Track


Click here for RN to BSN
Program Partnership


Normandale Alumnus Eshetu Negussie
Normandale Class of 2011 Alumnus
Eshetu Negussie

Because of Normandale: "I have the confidence, I have the knowledge... nobody knows I'm a 'fresh' nurse because I am confident."

Eshetu Negussie is an RN working in the Cardiac Telemetry Unit, United Hospital, Allina Health, St. Paul, MN