The Normandale Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to educate students who are prepared to begin professional nursing careers as competent, caring members of today’s healthcare team.
Coursework includes nursing theory focusing on holistic assessment, therapeutic nursing interventions including complementary/alternative modalities, communication, levels of prevention, critical thinking, collaboration and leadership/management concepts.
Clinical application occurs in a variety of settings including: acute, sub-acute and long-term care facilities, community clinics, schools and home health settings. Safe, caring, competent nursing care across the lifespan is fostered.
Graduates are awarded an Associate of Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN ® exam and meet the Minnesota State Board of Nursing requirements for licensure.
Graduates who enter in Fall 2014 or later are also able to continue for a further three semesters with upper division full-partner schools in the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Metropolitan State University will be teaching these semesters on the community college campuses.
All students will be dually enrolled in Normandale Community College and Metropolitan State University to allow seamless progression to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Admission into the nursing program requires a separate special application and the selection process is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum standards.
For more information about the MANE program, please visit the MANE website.