FAQs

Where can I find out information about a career in nursing?
What is the job outlook for Normandale Community College nursing graduates?
When are Nursing applications accepted?
Are there a lot of applications?
How are students selected?
What special requirements need to be completed prior to applying to the nursing program?
How long does it typically take a student to complete the nursing program at Normandale?
Do you have a waiting list for the Nursing program?
Do you have an evening or weekend Nursing program?
I have a disability. Whom do I contact?
Information Sessions

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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

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What is the job outlook for Normandale Community College nursing graduates?
Normandale Nursing graduates have a strong history of obtaining employment in the nursing field.  Outcomes data is available HERE 

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When are Nursing applications accepted?
Applications are accepted from December 1st until February 1st for the following fall semester and April 1st to June 1st for the following spring semester. Deadlines are firm. 

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Are there a lot of applications?
Yes, there is a strong interest in the nursing program at Normandale and the selection process is competitive.

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How are students selected? 

Applicants are ranked based on the student's GPA from semester 1 of the nursing program's MANE curriculum plan and the student's composite TEAS score. 

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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

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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.

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Do you have a waiting list for the Nursing program?
No. Students not successful in a single application cycle must reapply.

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Do you have an evening or weekend Nursing program?
Normandale does not have a weekend or evening program.  Classes are held during the traditional school day.  Nursing students may have clinical experiences scheduled in the evening.

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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.

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Information Sessions
For college information sesssions, contact Normandale Community College Office of Admissions for Information Session schedules at
952-487-8201 or visit our Visit Normandale website

The nursing department also offers an information session each semester HERE