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Practical Nursing Program

Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, students are prepared for licensure as a Practical Nurse and careers in long-term care centers and ambulatory care facilities.

The Practical Nursing program has two options:

Practical Nursing - Diploma: Students earn 50 credits over three semesters. The diploma program is offered on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena.

Practical Nursing - Associate in Applied Science degree: Students earn 62 credits in the program, offered on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.


Application Information

2015 Practical Nursing Application Dates and Locations

Program Start M State Campus Priority Deadline Secondary Deadline* Extended Deadline**
Fall 2015 Application Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead January 30, 2015 March 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 (Fergus Falls only)
Spring 2016 Application Moorhead Not yet posted

* Secondary Deadline applications will be reviewed regardless of program spot availability after Priority Deadline review.

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


GPA Calculator - Practical Nursing General Education


GPA Calculator - Practical Nursing

Click here to access the Practical Nursing GPA Calculator.

The Practical Nursing GPA Calculator allows you to enter your grades and credits for the college courses you have completed in preparation for the Practical Nursing program. This will allow you to determine whether you meet the program's GPA admission requirements.

Last modified: June 9th, 2015 at 02:00pm