Practical Nursing Program Focus

Practical nursing is a program designed to prepare interested persons to share in the care of the sick, in rehabilitation, and in the prevention of illness.

Recommended high school courses include biology, math (one or more years), and communication courses. Transfer of completed coursework (grade of "C" or better) from other institutions is considered on an individual basis. Prerequisites for the Practical Nursing program include First Aid/CPR and current nursing assistant/registered.

Accepted students are required to have a physical examination, required immunizations, and Mantoux screening before admission. Students are subject to a background check prior to placement in any clinical facility.

Students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each course, including transfer courses, to be eligible to graduate.

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Qualifications

All applicants are invited in for a campus visit. Recommended high school courses are biology, math (one or more years) and communication courses. Transfer of completed coursework from other institutions is considered on an individual basis. Prerequisites for the Practical Nursing program include First Aid/ CPR and current nursing assistant/registered.

Accepted students are required to have a physical examination, Minnesota state required immunizations and Mantoux before admission. Information regarding Hepatitis B vaccination is also given to each accepted student prior to admission. Due to Minnesota legislative mandate, students are subjected to a criminal background check prior to placement in any clinical facility. Students found to have criminal backgrounds are ineligible to participate in clinical rotations and, thus, not eligible for graduation.