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
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:
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.
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.
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)
General Education Requirements: (36 cr)
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.
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*
Population Based Care
Nursing Leadership II
General Education - elective
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.