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Your Nursing Career Starts with our Accredited Program

Normandale’s Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) and to apply for licensure through the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

The Associate of Science Nursing program at Normandale Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science Nursing program is continuing accreditation.

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The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

1210 Northland Drive #120
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Toll-free (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI): 888-234-2690

Students entering the nursing program are expected to meet the Minnesota State Performance Standards for Entry-Level Nursing Programs. These technical standards are required abilities for effective performance in Minnesota State nursing education programs.

The examples provided in the standards show how a standard may be applied in entry-level nursing education programs.

Those examples listed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be a complete list of all tasks in an entry-level nursing program. The standards are compatible with the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Reasonable accommodations may be available for program-qualified individuals with disabilities. Contact the college Office for Students with Disabilities for information if you need accommodations at 952-358-8625.


Three-year average pass rate for Normandale graduates taking NCLEX-RN for the first time.


National, three-year average pass rate for all RN candidates taking NCLEX-RN for the first time.

NCLEX-RX Exam Outcomes for Normandale Nursing Graduates

Year Normandale Nursing National RN Candidates
2019 87% 88%
2020 93% 87%
2021 96% 82%
2022 97% 80%
2023 94% 89%

Annual first-time tester pass rates as reported by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (NCLEX-RN Scores).

Normandale Nursing Program On-Time Completion Rates

Starting Semester On-Time Completion Rate
Fall 2020 70%
Spring 2021 32%
Fall 2021 55%
Spring 2022 53%
Fall 2022 61%
Spring 2023 73%

Data includes all students who successfully earned an associate degree in nursing within 100% of required time in the nursing program.

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Kiara Taylor

Health Sciences Enrollment Manager


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