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Practical Nursing AAS
Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena

Practical Nursing Diploma
Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Wadena

Nursing - (Generic Option) AS
Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Wadena

Nursing - (Advanced Standing option) AS
Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena

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Credits breakdown

Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
NURS1400 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2
NURS1406 Nursing Fundamentals I 3
NURS1415 Nursing Clinical I 2
NURS1416 Nursing Fundamentals II 4
NURS1426 Reproductive Health 2
NURS2426 Reproductive Disorders 2
NURS2437 Nursing Clinical II 4
NURS2438 Restorative Nursing I 4
NURS2447 Nursing Clinical III 4
NURS2448 Restorative Nursing II 3
NURS2455 Advanced Intravenous Therapy 1
NURS2464 Nursing Leadership 1
NURS2466 Mental Health Nursing 2
MNTC Courses
BIOL2202 Principles of Nutrition
Goal: 2, 3 *
BIOL2260 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL2261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Goal: 3 *
BIOL2262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL2263 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Goal: 3 *
BIOL2267 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL2268 Medical Microbiology Lab 1
CHEM1100 Fund Concepts Chemistry
Goal: 2, 3 *
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
PSYC2222 Developmental Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *
SOC1111 Intro to Sociology
Goal: 2, 5, 7 *

MNTC Electives ...


Total Credits: 64

* Completion of an AS degree requires courses from at least 6 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.


About this program

The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare registered nurses to deliver nursing care in a variety of settings. The graduating nurse will be able to provide nursing care in the hospital, long-term care, clinics, community health and other health-related facilities. Upon completion of the nursing program, an Associate of Science degree is awarded by the college. Nursing graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam-RN (NCLEX-RN) following graduation. The Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes and Wadena campuses are offering the two-year generic program. This program is designed for students with no previous nursing experience. Individuals entering the program must annually complete a background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division.

Program outcomes

1. Manage safe, competent, holistic care for a diverse group of clients within the scope of the professional nurse.
2. Incorporate therapeutic communication in healthcare delivery.
3. Model self-directed, lifelong learning and professional development.
4. Apply leadership principles in the delegation of nursing care and supervision of nursing personnel.
5. Collaborate with the healthcare team to facilitate health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.
6. Incorporate evidence based information to support clinical decision making.
7. Utilize the nursing process to teach clients, family, community, and nursing personnel.

Program accreditation

The Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.