Nursing

Overview

About This Program

Clinical experiences are provided in area community hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other community-based health care agencies. Nursing is a growing field with multiple career opportunities. Minnesota North College trains students with the knowledge and clinical skills to enter the field, fully prepared to work in a healthcare facility at their level of training.

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN - RN)
The Hibbing campus welcomes traditional students and advance standing (LPN’s) students into their nursing program. As a graduate of the ASN program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for the Professional Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Practical Nursing Diploma (LPN)
Itasca and Mesabi campuses (distance option Rainy River). The diploma program prepares students to become an LPN for a fulfilling career of direct patient care. Students can choose to stay at that level or be accepted into an advanced program. As a graduate of the PN program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

Nursing Assistant
One 4-credit course offered on four campuses and in some partner high schools will start you on your journey!

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At-a-Glance

Degrees & Credits

A.S. Degree (64 credits) RN

Diploma (45 credits) LPN

Certificate (4 credits) CNA

Campus
Hibbing
Itasca
Mesabi Range - Eveleth
Rainy River

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Nursing Applicant Requirements and Program Applications

Associate Degree In Nursing

(ONLY to be completed after applying to Minnesota North College)
The priority deadline is February 1, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis as seats           are available.

Practical Nursing Program

(ONLY to be completed after applying to Minnesota North College)
The priority deadline is February 28, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis as seats are available.

Schedule an appointment with the nursing advisor on the campus where you plan to complete the program if you need assistance

  • Itasca: Jackie Gallop;
  • Mesabi Range-Eveleth: Sabrina Skeens;
  • Rainy River: Brad Krasaway
Nursing Assistant
  • No additional requirements to register for the Nursing Assistant program
  • No addtional application required, only complete your Minnesota North Application

 

Register for a Nursing Assistant course on E-Services. If you need assistance, email Admissions@minnesotanorth.edu or call 218-293-6850.

Career Opportunities

There is a strong demand for Nursing Assistants, LPNs and RN’s locally and nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, health-related careers are expanding and projected to grow.

RN - Graduates of the ASN program are prepared for entry level positions in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies and clinics. Employment prospects for registered nurses are excellent. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.html

LPN - As has been the case for many years now, job outlook for LPNs continues to look great in a variety of settings. In fact, it is likely to get even better in the years to come. https://www.licensedpracticalnurse.net/job-outlook/

CNA – Students certified as a nursing assistant have excellent employment opportunities with nursing homes, hospitals, schools, private homes, foster care, and special care facilities. The nursing assistant course is a prerequisite to both the ASN and PN programs as well as other healthcare-related fields.

Program Contacts

Lynette How

Director of Nursing Programs

Donita Ettestad

Nursing Site Coordinator - Rainy River Campus

Bryleigh Starich

Nursing Site Coordinator - Hibbing Campus

Jeff Torrel

Nursing Site Coordinator - Eveleth Campus

Meet our Alumni

Staci Bannert in scrubs

Staci Bannert

Staci graduated in 2008 from the practical nursing program at Rainy River. Also, through Rainy River, she was part of the distance cohort for Hibbing and finished her Associate of Science in nursing in 2009 and then took the MN State Board Exam to become a Registered Nurse. She finished her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2014 from University of North Dakota. She currently lives in Saint Paul, and works as a nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Emergency Center. One of only three Minnesota’s Level 1 hospitals to treat both Adult & Pediatric Trauma.

Program Planners and Accreditation

Accreditation

• The Minnesota North College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited through the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2526. The most recent accreditation decision made by the CNEA for the practical nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

• Minnesota North Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.html

• The Minnesota North College Associate Degree Nursing program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA (cneaaccreditation@nln.org).