• Three Nursing Options at M State

    Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Generic Option and Advanced Standing Option and Practical Nursing.

  • Become a Nurse in Just Two Semesters

    Our revised 40-credit Practical Nursing diploma program prepares students to provide direct patient care in health care facilities and home-based care.



 

Nursing

M State offers three nursing options, Associate Degree in Nursing (64-credit Generic Option and 32-credit Advanced Standing Option) and a diploma in Practical Nursing (40 credits). Whether you are beginning your nursing career or continuing your professional nursing education, we are excited to provide you with an excellent educational experience.

All M State Nursing programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Generic Option

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Advanced Standing Option (for Licensed Practical Nurses who want to advance their nursing education)

Practical Nursing Diploma

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

Grant recipients must be Minnesota residents and meet income guidelines. They also must graduate from a Minnesota high school, complete an ABE program or pass a GED test.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322, or download the elgible program list.

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:
Fall 2016

Advanced Standing Generic Option Practical Nursing PN Cohort PN Twin Valley
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Spring 2017

Advanced Standing Generic Option Practical Nursing
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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.

 

Programs & Majors » Nursing Back to program list »

Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Nursing - (Generic Option) Associate of Science (AS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Wadena

Nursing - (Advanced Standing option) Associate of Science (AS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena

Practical Nursing Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena

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Meet the faculty

Pat Ahlschlager
Nursing Faculty
Wadena
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Sonja Amundson
Nursing Faculty
Wadena
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Karoline Bagent
Nursing Faculty
Wadena
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Linda Blasczyk
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Johanna Christensen
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Shannon Dahms
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Alena Deutschlander
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Matt Ecker
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Kathy Elhard
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Steph Furstenau
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Robin Hartman
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Joel Hoffman
Nursing Lab Assistant
Moorhead
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Jennifer Jacobson
Dean of Health Careers
Moorhead
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Janell Juelich
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Brian Kallinen
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Karen Krueger
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Angie Mohr
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Cindy Moore
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Tracy Morstad
Director of Nursing
Fergus Falls
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Ashley Murray
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Rhea Neuberger
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Nikki Oliver
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Amber Reed
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Susan Risbrudt
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
Contact Susan
Leah Rocholl
Nursing Faculty
Wadena
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Mary Roers
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
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Lea Schiltz
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
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Heidi Selzler-Echola
Nursing Faculty
Detroit Lakes
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Jamie Steinle
Nursing Lab Assistant
Fergus Falls
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Rebecca Todt
Nursing Faculty
Moorhead
Contact Rebecca


Dave Uselman
Nursing Lab Assistant
Wadena
Contact Dave
Diane Wolden
Nursing Faculty
Fergus Falls
Contact Diane
 

Advancing Your Nursing Career

ADN graduates are eligible to apply for admission to baccalaureate nursing programs through an articulation agreement with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. A bachelor's degree will offer a nurse increased opportunities in management and community settings.

Statewide Nursing Articulation Agreement

 

Preparing for Nursing

While all students are welcome to apply to M State's nursing programs, acceptance is selective. There are specific criteria for each program. Many students take general education courses at M State - including courses in mathematics, biology and chemistry - in preparation for application to the nursing program. Although not all of these courses are required for program applicants, they may improve an applicant's eligibility.

High school students who plan to enroll in a nursing program will benefit from taking high school courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics.

We encourage prospective nursing students to schedule a visit at the campus of their choice. Arrange a campus visit by contacting M State at 1-877-450-3322 or visiting minnesota.edu/visit.

 

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 clinical. The $65 fee for the national background check is incurred by the student at the time the background study is submitted. Students who do not pass required background checks will not be allowed to participate in clinical activities and thus are not eligible for graduation.

 

Clinical Partnerships

Through our excellent relationships with industry clinical partners, we provide students with clinical opportunities where they learn and practice nursing skills in welcoming and engaging environments.
 

Program Resources

To improve student success, nursing faculty at M State have selected an integrated learning product from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI). While the product is used in every course, students purchase the product through student fees attached to particular courses within each program. For information on Fee Assessment, please see the attached 'ATI Fee Assessment' document.


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