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Minnesota Needs Nurses!

From prenatal care to geriatrics, nurses are crucial to healthcare in every part of life. Turn your compassion and caring into a great career with unlimited potential.

Normandale's affordable associate degree in Nursing program prepares students well for becoming successful nurses. The 64-credit curriculum is designed to provide an efficient and affordable path to both associate and bachelor's Nursing degrees. 

Graduates with an associate degree in Nursing are prepared to write the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN.) Upon its success, you can practice as a registered nurse.  

Want to continue your nursing studies at a Minnesota State university? We’ve made it easy for you. Normandale’s Nursing graduates can articulate to baccalaureate nursing programs at Minnesota State universities. 

You may choose to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Pathway associate degree in nursing. You’ll then be able to seamlessly transfer to Minnesota State University - Mankato to take upper-division online nursing classes.  

This is a truly innovative and efficient pathway to a bachelor's degree in Nursing and sets Normandale apart from other community college nursing programs. 

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Fatma Aweys, Normandale Nursing Student, discusses her positive experience in Normandale's associate degree in nursing program

“I love the nursing program at Normandale. I’m so glad I get hands-on clinical experience and the instructors are great.”

Fatma Aweys, Normandale Nursing Student, Normandale Nursing Student

Why Should I Choose an Associate Degree in Nursing?

With an associate degree in Nursing, you are eligible to apply for thousands of job openings for nurses across Minnesota with great wages, flexibility and growth potential. 

  • Work in a hospital, clinic, long-term care facility or provide in-home healthcare 
  • Serve diverse individuals and families locally, nationally and globally
  • Make an impact in your community, every day 

How is Normandale's Associate Degree in Nursing Program different?

Our Nursing curriculum is designed to provide an efficient and affordable path to both your associate and bachelor's degree in Nursing. You’ll be learning from one of the top community college nursing programs in Minnesota. 

  • A deep understanding of key nursing concepts, while addressing the changing healthcare environment 
  • Active learning in classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences 
  • A strong emphasis on teamwork 

Associate Degree in Nursing Program Basics

You may apply to the professional Nursing program during your pre-requisite semester. You'll also need to take a standardized national pre-test called the ATI TEAS.

All the details are available on the Nursing department's How to Apply page.


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How to Apply

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ATI-TEAS Pre-Test Information

ATI-TEAS Pre-Test Information

Non-Academic Requirements

Non-Academic Requirements for Nursing Degrees


Accreditation for the Nursing program at Normandale


Kiara Taylor

Health Sciences Enrollment Manager


Nursing Faculty

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