Important News

The Normandale Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is changing the way we educate nurses.  Please visit the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum page for complete information.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) are welcome to apply to the nursing program at Normandale Community College each fall and spring semester.  See FAQs for LPN.

The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI ) TEAS V nursing pre-admission test is now available at Normandale Community College. For more information visit ATI Testing website for MANE. 

Nursing Education at Normandale

The Normandale Community College nursing program will prepare you to administer patient-centered nursing care in a variety of settings. Our faculty, facilities and programs combine to give you a strong preparation for your health career as a registered nurse.

As a Normandale nursing graduate, you will earn an Associate of Science degree with a nursing major and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN boards. 

In 2015, 92 percent of Normandale's Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN exam on their first try.  Normandale graduates' pass rate was nearly 8% higher than the national average in 2015, and they consistantly score higher on the exam on an annual basis.  Click here for more in-depth information on Normandale graduates NCLEX-RN pass rates.

Beginning fall 2014 Normandale (MANE) nursing students will be dually admitted to Normandale nursing and Metropolitan State University to facilitate seamless progression towards their Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN).  Normandale offers you a high quality nursing education at an affordable cost. Our graduates are proud to say they are from Normandale!

Please note that the Normandale Community College Nursing Program is not PSEO eligible.

Employment Outlook for Registered Nurses

The need for nurses is expected to increase in Minnesota and throughout the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics website currently states that "Employment of registered nurses (RNs) is expected to grow 26 % from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations."

Today's nurses work in a variety of settings making your nursing a career one with flexibility and growth potential. Registered nurses earn strong wages which vary with the employment setting, level of education and experience. Starting wages for registered nurses is more than $25/hour (