Accreditation

The Associate of Science Nursing program at Normandale Community College, located in Bloomington, Minnesota that is in accordance with ACEN records is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science Nursing program is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing 1210 Northland Drive #120 Mendota Heights, MN  55120  Main # (612) 317-3000, Toll-free # (MN, IA, ND, SD, WI) 888-234-2690. 

Normandale Community College offers the Associate of Science degree in Nursing as a program located within the health sciences division. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) and to apply to the Minnesota Board of Nursing (612-317-3000) for Nursing licensure. 

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 not intended to be a complete list of all tasks in an entry-level nursing program. Reasonable accomodations to meet standards may be available for otherwise program-qualified individuals with disabilities.

The standards are compatible with the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Reasonable accommodations to meet standards may be available for otherwise program-qualified individuals with disabilities. Contact the college Office for Students with Disabilities for information if you need accommodations (952-358-8625).

Outcomes:

NCLEX-RN Scores

Annual first time tester pass rates as reported by the Minnesota Board of Nursing:

NCLEX first time pass rates

Year

Annual pass rates for Normandale Nursing

Program average for last 3 years

Annual national pass rates for all RN candidates

National average for past 3 years

 

 

 

92.04%

 

 

85.72%

2019

 87.34%

88.18%

2020

92.5%

86.58%

2021

96.2%

82.4%

 

Program completion rates:

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

Starting semester

Completion Rate

Spring 2021

75%

Fall 2021

68%

Spring 2022

34%