Nursing (AS)

Nursing Program Accreditation

Normandale's nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Contact at 404-975-5000 or online at ACEN.

The Normandale Nursing Department educates students to become entry-level professional nurses who are prepared to begin their careers as competent, caring members of today's healthcare team. The Normandale nursing program has adopted the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum which is a collaboratively developed curriculum designed to remove barriers for students wishing to obtain their baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). Beginning fall of 2014, students admitted to Normandale's nursing program will be dually admitted to Metropolitan Statue University's nursing program. Normandale students will receive their Associate of Science degree following successfully completion of the fifth semester of the program and may elect to take National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse Licensure. This program is committed to quality, integrity, active life-long learning, student success, alliances, and community service.

The Normandale Community College Nursing program is located within the Health Sciences Division. Normandale offers five semesters of an eight semester BSN program. Students will have the opportunity to complete the remaining three semesters of the MANE BSN curriculum as Metropolitan State University students on the Normandale campus. Each nursing course is offered every semester.

Students entering the nursing program are expected to meet the MnSCU Performance Standards for Entry-Level Nursing Programs, which are available at: http://www.normandale.edu/academics/health-sciences/nursing/non-academic-requirements.html. These performance standards are required abilities for effective performance in MnSCU nursing education programs. The standards are compatible with the scope of practice as defined by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. The examples show how a standard may be applied in entry-level nursing education programs. The examples listed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be a complete list of all tasks in an entry-level nursing program.

Reasonable accommodations for meeting standards may be available for otherwise program-qualified individuals with disabilities. Information is available in the Office for Students with Disabilities at 952-358-8625.

Admission Requirements and Application Process

  • Submit the Normandale Community College general application form and the $20 application fee to the Admissions Office (applicants new to Normandale only).
  • The nursing curriculum MANE application deadlines are February 1 for fall and June 1 for spring the following year.
  • Please see the Nursing program website for application information for detailed application instructions. http://www.normandale.edu/academics/health-sciences/nursing/apply.html
  • Students wishing to petition an exemption of admission requirements must do so prior to the application deadline.
  • New students are encouraged to attend a college information session; current students should call 952-358-8261 to schedule a meeting with an advisor.
  • MANE information sessions are offered each semester. Visit our website for session dates and locations. http://www.normandale.edu/academics/health-sciences/nursing/mane-program/mane-info-sessions.html

Applicants for Fall 2014 must meet the following requirements before the application is processed:

Submission of Nursing Program Application

When the program admission requirements are met, the nursing application form may be completed and mailed to the Health Sciences Enrollment Manager at:

Betty Blazer
Health Science Enrollment Manager
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Applications to Normandale's nursing program are available on campus in the Activities building and online on the Nursing Department website at: http://www.normandale.edu/Documents/nursing/MANE-Nursing-Application.pdf

Admissions policies are subject to change. Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time an application is received by the Health Science Division. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up-to-date on any changes which may affect their qualifications for acceptance.

Application Deadlines

The application to the nursing program is February 1 for fall semester and June 1 for spring semester. The application and all required documents must be postmarked on or before the due date.

Application Notification

Applicants will be notified in writing on or before March 15 for fall semester and July 15 for fall semester. Candidates will be instructed in their acceptance letter of the due date to accept or decline the admission offer. If a response is not received by the due date, the seat will be considered declined.

Students who are not admitted must reapply to the nursing program the following year.

Required Courses: (36 cr)

NURS 2700

Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion (9)

NURS 2720

(LPN only)

Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse (4)

NURS 2750

Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse (2)

NURS 2800

Chronic & Palliative Care (7)

NURS 2820

Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse (3)

NURS 2850

Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I (2)

NURS 2910

Acute and Complex Care (7)

NURS 2920

Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing 2 (2)

NURS 2950

Nursing Leadership I (3)

General Education Requirements: (36 cr)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

CHEM 1050

Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry (3)

BIOL 2041

Human Anatomy (4)

BIOL 2042

Human Physiology (4)

BIOL 2204

Microbiology (4)

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology (4)

SOC 1104

Introduction to Sociology (3)

or ANTH 1127

Cultural Anthropology (3)

PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

or PHIL 1180

Biomedical Ethics (3)

Elective Credits:

Complete two courses in two different MnTC Goal Areas: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.

Sequence of Courses

The sequence suggested is for full-time students who wish to complete the program in two years following admission to the nursing program.

Semester 1

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

CHEM 1050

Foundations of Organic & Biochemistry (3)

BIOL 2041

Human Anatomy (4)

Elective Credits

2 courses in 2 different areas selected from MnTC Goals 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 (6-10)

 

 

Semester 2

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

BIOL 2042

Human Physiology (4)

BIOL 2204

Microbiology (4)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

 

 

Semester 3

NURS 2700

Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion (9)

or NURS 2720

Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse (4) (LPN only)

NURS 2750

Nutrition & the Role of the Professional Nurse (2)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology: Lifespan (4)

 

 

Semester 4

NURS 2820

Pharmacology & the Role of the Professional Nurse (3)

NURS 2850

Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I (2)

NURS 2800

Chronic & Palliative Care (7)

SOC 1104

Introduction to Sociology (3)

or ANTH 1127

Cultural Anthropology(3)

 

 

Semester 5

NURS 2910

Acute & Complex Care (7)

NURS 2920

Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I (2)

NURS 2950

Nursing Leadership I (3)

PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

or PHIL 1180

Biomedical Ethics (3)

Upon completion of Semester 5, students are eligible for the AS in Nursing and NCLEX-RN/licensure.

Semester 6 (upper division coursework begins)

Family Health Nursing

Epidemiology for Nursing

General Education - Writing in your Major

General Education - Statistics*

*Completing both MATH 0990 and MATH 1090 at Normandale will fulfill this requirement.

Semester 7

Population Based Care

Nursing Leadership II

Nursing Informatics

General Education - elective

Semester 8

Integrative Seminar & Practicum

Global Health Perspectives for Nursing

General Education - elective

Nursing (AS) Traditional Program and Nursing PN Mobility (AS)

The Normandale Community College nursing program admitted its final traditional and LPN transition cohorts in the 2013-2014 academic year. Normandale nursing continues to welcome LPN’s and prospective nurses through application to the Normandale nursing MANE curriculum. Please see details at the opening information of the nursing catalog section or visit http://www.normandale.edu/academics/health-sciences/nursing.html.