Nursing Schools - Minnesota 


NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Minnesota
 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Minnesota?

Sweet!

Did I mention Minnesota is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!

 

 

       CITY               NURSING SCHOOL LOCATION        PROGRAMS

Albert Lea Riverland Community College LPN
Alexandria Alexandria Technical College  LPN, ADN - Admits LPN Only
Anoka Anoka Technical College LPN
Austin Riverland Community College LPN, ADN
Baudette Rainy River Community College LPN
Bemidji Northwest Technical College, Bemidji  ADN - Admits LPNs only
Bemidji Bemidji State University  BSN
Bloomington Normandale Community College Nursing Program  ADN
Bloomington National American University  BSN
Brainerd Central Lakes College LPN, ADN
Brooklyn Park North Hennepin Community College ADN, LPN to ADN, BSN- (Metropolitan State University or University of Wisconsin-Green-Bay)
Brooklyn Park Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program  LPN
Cambridge Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge Campus ADN, LPN to ADN, BSN (Bemidji State University)
Cloquet Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College  LPN, LPN to ADN - Mobility ADN Program, BSN (College of St. Scholastica)
Coon Rapids Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Campus ADN, LPN to ADN
Crystal Herzing University  BSN
Detroit Lakes Minnesota State Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Duluth Lake Superior College LPN, ADN
Duluth College of St. Scholastica  BSN
Eagan Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program  LPN
East Grand Forks Northland Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Eden Prairie Hennepin Technical College LPN
Eveleth Mesabi Range Community and Technical College LPN
Fairmont Presentation College BSN, LPN-to-BSN
Faribault South Central College LPN, ADN
Fergus Falls Minnesota State Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Grand Marais Hibbing Community College - Cook County Higher Education RN Diploma
Grand Marais Lake Superior College LPN
Grand Rapids Itasca Community College LPN, AA, BA(College of St. Scholastica)
Granite Falls Minnesota West Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Hibbing Hibbing Community College ADN
Hutchinson Ridgewater College - Hutchinson Campus LPN, LPN to ADN Only
International Falls Rainy River Community College LPN
Inver Grove Heights Inver Hills Community College ADN
Mahnomen Northland Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Mankato Rasumussen College  LPN, ADN
Mankato Minnesota State University, Mankato BSN
Minneapolis Minneapolis Community and Technical College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
Minneapolis St. Catherine University  ADN
Minneapolis University of Minnesota BSN, MSN
Moorhead Concordia College Nursing Program  BSN
Moorhead Minnesota State University Moorhead  RN-to-BSN, MSN, DNP
Moorhead Minnesota State Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Moorhead Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program  LPN
North Mankato South Central College LPN, ADN, LPN to ADN
North Mankato South Central College LPN
Northfield Gustavus Adolphus and St. Olaf Colleges BSN
Owatonna Owatonna College and University Center LPN
Pine City Pine Technical College Practical Nursing Program  LPN
Pipestone Campus Minnesota West Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Redwing Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical LPN, ADN
Richfield Globe University/Minnesota School of Business  BSN
Rochester University of Minnesota BSN
Rochester Rochester Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
Roseau Northland Community and Technical College LPN
Rosemount Dakota County Technical College LPN
Saint Paul St. Catherine University  BSN
St Bonifacius Crown College  BSN
St. Cloud St. Cloud State University BSN
St. Cloud Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Program  LPN
St. Cloud St. Cloud Technical College LPN
St. Cloud St. Cloud Technical College LPN
St. Joseph College of St. Benedict/St. John's University Department of Nursing  BSN
St. Paul Bethel University BSN
St. Paul Metropolitan State University College of Nursing and Health Sciences  MSN (BSN Required)
St. Paul St. Paul College LPN
Thief River Falls Northland Community and Technical College LPN, LPN to ADN
Wadena Minnesota State Community and Technical College LPN, ADN
White Bear Lake Century Community and Technical College ADN
Willmar Ridgewater College LPN, LPN to ADN Only
Winona Winona State University BSN
Winona Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical LPN, ADN
Worthington Minnesota West Community and Technical College LPN, ADN, ADN-3 Year

 

Disclaimer

  1. nursinginformationzone.com is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution. 

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.

 

NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Minnesota or by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.

 

  • Check with Minnesota Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Minnesota receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Minnesota Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.