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Nursing AS, advanced standing

The North Hennepin Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to educate students who are prepared to begin professional nursing careers as competent, caring members of today’s healthcare team. The NHCC program is a partner in the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE). Coursework includes nursing theory focusing on holistic assessment, therapeutic nursing interventions including communication, levels of prevention, critical thinking, collaboration and leadership/management concepts. Clinical application occurs in a variety of settings including: acute, sub-acute and long-term care facilities, community clinics, schools and home health settings. Safe, caring, competent nursing care across the lifespan and along the wellness continuum is fostered.

All students admitted will be dually enrolled in North Hennepin Community College and Metropolitan State University. Upon the completion of five semesters, graduates are awarded an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN ® exam and meet the Minnesota State Board of Nursing requirements for licensure. NHCC nursing graduates can seamlessly continue for an additional three semesters with an upper division full-partner school in the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The Advanced Standing Track is offered to qualified licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Students who enter in the spring of 2015 or later are granted 5 credits of advanced standing and will participate in a transition course to assist in the change of role to professional nurse.

Admission into the nursing program requires a separate special application and entrance exam. The selection process is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum standards. The application deadlines are February 1st for fall semester and June 1st for spring semester.

The Associate of Science in Nursing is designed to align with the Metropolitan State University B.S.N. in Nursing degree.



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