FAQs for LPNs

Where can I find out information about a career in nursing?
What is the job outlook for Normandale Community College nursing graduates?
How can I, as an LPN, apply to Normandale's nursing program?
How are students selected?
Do LPNs have any additional application requirements?
What credit do I receive for my LPN course work?
Do you have an evening/weekend nursing program?
How do I get additional information about nursing at Normandale?
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 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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How can I, as an LPN, apply to Normandale's nursing program?
Normandale's nursing welcomes LPNs to apply for 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.

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How are students selected?
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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Do LPNs have any additional application requirements?

  • Licensed practical nurses LPN must maintain an unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States.

  • All other application requirements are the same as non LPN applicants.

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What credit do I receive for my LPN course work?
Qualified, accepted applicants will receive 5 nursing credits when they begin their program. LPN’s will attend a transition course (4 credits) in place of a 9 credit foundations of nursing course.

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Do you have an evening/weekend nursing program?
The nursing program does have evening clinical rotations.

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How do I get additional information about nursing at Normandale?
Contact Normandale Community College Office of Admissions for Information Session schedules or call 952-358-8201

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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.