ADN - Generic Option

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Applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing - Generic Option program

Generic option nursing program locations and application deadlines.

    Program Start

    Spring 2020 Application
    Fall 2019 Application

    M State Campus

    Detroit Lakes
    Fergus Falls and Wadena

    Priority Deadline

    September 1, 2019
    January 15, 2019

    Secondary Deadline*

    April 1, 2019


    Extended Deadline**

    May 15, 2019


    * 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 Support Center at 1.877.450.3322 or with questions regarding the application process, including admission eligibility 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.


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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.

Last modified: December 7th, 2018 at 01:26pm