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?
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 CareerwiseMinnesota'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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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.  To apply as an LPN who will receive advance standing, you must be licensed at the time of application.

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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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Do LPNs have any additional application requirements?

  • To receive advanced standing, LPNs must have an unencumbered license at the time of application.

  • 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 Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse course.

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Do you have an evening/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 sessions, 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, found HERE