ADN - Advanced Standing Option

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Applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing - Advanced Standing Option.

    Advanced Standing option nursing program locations and application deadlines.

    Program Start

    Fall 2019 Application
    Spring 2020 Application

    M State Campus

    Fergus Falls and Wadena
    Detroit Lakes

    Priority Deadline

    March 15, 2019
    July 1, 2019

    Secondary Deadline*

    May 3, 2019
    September 1, 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.


Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) - Advanced Standing 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 - Advanced Standing Option is for licensed Practical/Vocational nurses who are seeking to become Registered Nurses. Students who complete 21 credits of pre-admission program required general education courses with a letter grade of C or better are eligible to apply. If admitted, they are awarded 11 prior learning credits for their LPN degree/diploma and complete a 2 credit transition course prior to joining the Generic Option students in the second year of the ADN program. Students earn 21 nursing credits and 9 additional general education credits in the following two semesters. The Advanced Standing Option is offered on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, and Wadena.


GPA Calculator - ADN - Advanced Standing General Education Pre-requisites for Admission


Background Check Required

State law requires students having direct contact with individuals in licensed institutions have a clear Minnesota Department of Human Services background study. Students are also required to have an annual cleared national background check and may be required to have a cleared 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 clearance will not be allowed to participate in clinical or service learning activities and thus are not eligible for graduation.

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