Changes Coming to Nursing

For the past several years Normandale Community College has been part of the MANE consortium which awarded an AS degree with completion of 75 credits. Graduates would then be able to take the licensing exam and begin practice as a registered nurse (RN). The MANE consortium has recently dissolved which means there will be changes to the nursing program at Normandale Community College.  

  • The final cohort of MANE nursing students has been admitted and will start nursing coursework in Spring 2023.
  • Students admitted for Fall 2023 will be admitted to Normandale's revised 64-credit AS nursing degree.
  • The revised curriculum will be delivered in a four-semester program that follows one semester of pre-requisite work.
  • We honor our commitment to equity through continued implementation of holistic admissions. The admission criteria will not significantly change.
  • There will be spring and fall cohorts of 48 students.
  • Graduates will have opportunities to transfer on to BSN completion programs.

Changes to the nursing program are at the proposal stage, and are not yet official. Once they have been made official, we will begin to share updates with pre-nursing students to their Normandale email account. If you have not done so, make sure you have pre-nursing declared as your major. If you need to declare pre-nursing, you can so with the online Change of Major form

Information sessions on the new program and admission requirements will be offered on 

  • Tuesday, December 13 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm (in-person) 
  • Wednesday, December 14 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm (virtual/Zoom)

The virtual session will be recorded and available for those unable to attend a session.

To register to attend- CLICK HERE

Nursing Education at Normandale

The Normandale Community College nursing program will prepare you to administer patient-centered nursing care in a variety of settings. Our faculty, facilities and programs combine to give you a strong preparation for your health career as a registered nurse.

In 2021, 96 percent of Normandale's Nursing graduates passed the NCLEX-RN exam on their first try. We offer you a high quality nursing education at an affordable cost. Our graduates are proud to say they are from Normandale!

Please note that the Normandale Community College Nursing Program is not PSEO eligible.

Employment Outlook for Registered Nurses

The need for nurses is expected to increase in Minnesota and throughout the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics website currently states that "Employment of registered nurses (RNs) is expected to grow 9 % from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations."

Today's nurses work in a variety of settings making your nursing a career one with flexibility and growth potential. Registered nurses earn strong wages which vary with the employment setting, level of education and experience. For more detailed information, see Careerwise.