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?
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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 iseek.org 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 Community College nursing graduates are surveyed one year after their graduation. Results for 2012, 2013 and 2014 graduates show 83% to 92% of students responding to the survey were employed in a position related to their nursing degree.

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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

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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? 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.

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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 V nursing preadmission 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.

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?
No, both the traditional and mobility nursing programs have evening clinical rotations but the classroom and lab components are scheduled during weekday hours.

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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
Contact Normandale Community College Office of Admissions for Information Session schedules at
952-487-8201 or visit our Visit Normandale website