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Welcome to M State Nursing

Welcome to M State Nursing! Whether you are beginning your nursing career or continuing your professional nursing education, we are excited to provide you with an excellent educational experience.

Upon completion of our Associate of Science Nursing program, students are prepared for licensure as a Registered Nurse and employment in hospitals, long-term care centers, medical clinics, community health facilities and other health-related facilities.

Students have two options for obtaining this degree:

  • Associate Degree Registered Nurse - Generic is designed for students without any prior nursing background. The two-year, 64-credit program is offered on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena.
  • Associate Degree Registered Nurse - Advanced Standing is for licensed Practical/Vocational nurses who are seeking to become Registered Nurses. Students receive 11 credits for previously completing their Practical Nursing degree and join the Associate Degree Registered Nurse - Generic students in the second year of their professional nursing program. Students earn 32 credits in the one-year program, which is offered on the M State campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

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

Please visit the Prospective Nursing Students link to the left to find application deadlines, application packets, forms and information. Thank you for your interest in M State as you pursue your career in nursing.

Jennifer Jacobson, Dean of Health Programs

Last modified: December 3rd, 2014 at 03:22pm