Accreditation

The nursing program is Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404)975-5000.

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing 2829 University Avenue SE #200 Minneapolis, MN 55414-3253 Main # (612) 317-3000, Toll-free # (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI) 888-234-2690. 

Normandale Community College offers the Associate of Science degree in Nursing as a program located within the health sciences division. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) and to apply to the Minnesota Board of Nursing (612-317-3000) for Nursing licensure. 

Students entering the nursing program are expected to meet the Minnesota State Performance Standards for Entry-Level Nursing Programs. These technical standards are required abilities for effective performance in Minnesota State nursing education programs. The examples provided in the standards show how a standard may be applied in entry-level nursing education programs. Those examples listed are for illustrative purposes only, and not intended to be a complete list of all tasks in an entry-level nursing program. Reasonable accomodations to meet standards may be available for otherwise program-qualified individuals with disabilities.

The standards are compatible with the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Reasonable accommodations to meet standards may be available for otherwise program-qualified individuals with disabilities. Contact the college Office for Students with Disabilities for information if you need accommodations (952-358-8625).

Outcomes:

NCLEX-RN Scores

Annual first time tester pass rates as reported by the Minnesota Board of Nursing:

NCLEX first time pass rates

Year

Annual pass rates for Normandale Nursing

Program average for last 3 years

Annual national pass rates

National average for past 3 years

2016

84.91%

 

85.76%

84.56%

 

86.6%

2017

 94.74%

87.11%

2018

77.65%

88.3%

 

Program completion rates:

Data includes all students who successfully earned an associate's degree in nursing within 150% of required time in the nursing program.

Starting semester

Completion Rate

Spring 2014

85%

 Fall 2014

92.5%

Spring 2015

87.5%

Fall 2015

86.8%

Spring 2016

95.8%

Fall 2016

87.5%

 

Post-graduation employment rate

Employment as a registered nursing six to 12 months after completion of the associate's degree

Graduation

Employed in nursing

Spring 2014

96%

Fall 2014

95%

Spring 2015/Fall 2015

92%

Spring 2016

96%

Fall 2016

96%

Spring 2017

100%

Fall 2017

83.3%