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Nursing Appeals Council

The Nursing Appeals Council (NAC) reviews appeals related to the nursing program, nursing program policies and program eligibility.

The NAC is comprised of nursing faculty from each campus, two student services representatives and the assistant director of nursing. The council meets monthly during the academic year. The council does not meet when program faculty are not on contract, such as during semester breaks, spring break, holidays, weekends and summer.

Students wishing to present their appeal to the council should email council chair Tracy Morstad at Tracy.Morstad@minnesota.edu from their student email account. All meetings are online; instructions for joining the meeting will be sent to students only as requested. Students requesting to be present will need access to a high-speed internet connection and phone access in a private area.

Appeals received three (3) days prior to meeting dates will be reviewed at the meeting. Any appeals received within three (3) days of scheduled meetings will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Students wishing to submitting an appeal to the NAC will complete the College Appeal Form. Emails will not be accepted as appeals.

Decisions are communicated in writing to students using their M State student email account.

Meeting Dates

Spring Meeting Dates:
* All dates are tentative

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 11 am
  • Friday, February 20, 2015 10 am
  • Friday, April 10, 2015 10 am
  • Monday, May 15, 2015 8:30 am

Tentative Summer Dates:

  • Friday, July 27, 2015

Nursing Transfer and Progression

The Nursing Transfer and Progression Team (NTPT) assists M State Nursing students who are out of sequence or wish to transfer to another campus. This team determines seat availability and assists with registration.

Students from other colleges who are seeking to transfer into the M State nursing should complete the appeal process, and should include syllabi with course description and course outcomes for all nursing courses.

The NTPT consists of the Dean of Nursing, the Assistant Director, and the Nursing Admissions Coordinator. Meetings are held at the end of each academic term to review revised plans of study.

Students who are out of sync or wish to transfer to another M State campus should follow the procedure for Revised Plan of Study found in the Nursing Student Handbook. The revised plan of study should include the following: All courses needed to finish the program, the semester in which the student requests those courses, the campus they prefer, and rationale for requesting the specific campus location. Students will also need to attach their health form, current CPR and Nurse Aid. Once a student is out of sync or if a student wishes to transfer to another M State campus, all courses are on a space available basis. Seats are not guaranteed in the term or on the campus requested. Any viable alternatives will be provided to the student.

Students who are out of sync or wish to transfer to another M State campus should complete the nursing program Revised Plan of Study form. Emails will not be reviewed. Plans submitted three (3) days prior to meeting dates will be reviewed. Any plans submitted with in the three (3) days, will be reviewed at the next scheduled meeting.

Meeting Dates

To be determined