Where can I find out information about a career in nursing?
For an overview of this career regarding opportunities, skills, abilities, knowledge, wages, benefits, and job outlook go to Careerwise, Minnesota's gateway to career, education, employment and business information. Another good source designed specifically for those considering a career in nursing is DiscoverNursing.com
What is the job outlook for Normandale Community College nursing graduates?
Current employment information
When are Nursing applications accepted?
Normandale's nursing program admits students each fall and spring semesters. Applications for a fall start are due February 1st. Applications for a January (spring semester) start are due June 1st.^ top
Are there a lot of applications?
Yes, there is a strong interest in the nursing program at Normandale and the selection process is competitive.
How are students selected? Criteria for Normandale’s traditional associate degree of nursing curriculum only.
Student who have completed Normandale nursing's first semester general education courses are eligible to apply. The GPA from semester one and the student's ATI TEAS nursing pre-admission test score are used to rank applicants. To see MANE curriculum selection criteria click here.
What requirements need to be completed prior to applying to the nursing program?
Must be an accepted Normandale student.
Elective course in goal area 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.
Completion of Chem 1050 with a grade C or above
Completion of ENGC 1101 with a grade of C or above
BIOL 2041 Human Anatomy with a grade of C or above
Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for admission for the courses listed above.
ATI TEAS nursing pre-admission test
How long does it typically take a student to complete the nursing program at Normandale?
A fulltime student may complete the associate degree portion of the program in five semesters. Students may then go on to earn their Bachelors's degree in nursing (BSN) in three additional semesters. For MANE curriculum information click here.
Do you have a waiting list for the Nursing program?
No. Students not successful in a single application cycle must reapply.
Do you have an evening or weekend Nursing program?
No, both the traditional and mobility nursing programs have evening clinical rotations but the classroom and lab components are scheduled during weekday hours.
I have a disability. Whom do I contact?
Refer to Normandale website Student Services Office for Students with Disabilities 952-358-8623 or 952-358-8625.