ADN - Generic Option

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Application Process

  • Apply to M State.
  • Review nursing application packets, application deadlines and pre-admission exam information.
  • Complete the entrance exam that is required as part of the nursing program application.
  • Apply to the Nursing program.

Please choose your Nursing program from the following:

I am ready to apply to an M State Nursing program.

Please make sure to read the eligibility information contained in the Application Packet.
ADN - Generic Option Application Dates and Locations

    Program Start

    M State Campus

    Priority Deadline

    Secondary Deadline*

    Extended Deadline**

    Fall 2019 Application Fergus Falls & Wadena January 15, 2019
    Spring 2019 Application Detroit Lakes September 1, 2018 November 1, 2018

    * Secondary Deadline applications will be reviewed if program spots remain available after Priority Deadline review.
    ** Extended Deadline will be posted only if program spots are available after Priority and Secondary Deadline review.

We encourage prospective nursing students to contact our Solution Center at 1-877-450-3322 with questions regarding the application process, including admission criteria, very early in the process.


ADN - Generic Option

Upon completion of our Associate of Science Nursing program, students are prepared to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse and employment in hospitals, long-term care centers, medical clinics, community health facilities and other health-related facilities.

  • The ADN - Generic Option is 64 credits and can be completed in two years. The program is designed for students who have no prior nursing experience. Its goal is to prepare students to be direct caregivers, patient advocates and health educators for clients, families and communities. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam-RN following graduation. This program is offered at campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena.

Please see the application information, application packets and GPA calculator below.


GPA Calculator - ADN - Generic General Education


Background Check Required

State law requires that students having direct contact with individuals in licensed institutions complete an annual background study with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Students also are required to complete a national background check and may be required to complete a federal background check as directed by clinical facilities. Students will be provided with instructions prior to starting the program. The $45.75 fee for the national background check is incurred by the student at the time the background study is submitted. Students who do not receive cleared background checks will not be allowed to participate in clinical or service learning activities and thus are not eligible for graduation.

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