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MSCS Practical Nursing NCLEX(R) scores soar to 100% pass rate

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MSC Southeast Practical Nursing NCLEX(R) Test Results soar to 100% -- well above state, national averages

College's Practical Nursing program achieves NCLEX-PN (R) year-to-date success rate of 96.30% for 2018

Practical Nursing Program at MSC SoutheastWhen it comes to nursing education programs, success is measured by the percent of students who pass their board exams on the first try. High pass rates indicate that students will receive a quality education and be well-prepared to enter the workforce.

Minnesota State College Southeast Dean of Health Jennifer Eccles is pleased to announce that the college's Practical Nursing  program achieved a NCLEX-PN (R) first time success rate of 100% for the second quarter of 2018. Out of 15 students who sat for the exam, 15 passed on their first attempt. The program's 2018 year-to-date success rate is 96.30%.

"Our practical nursing graduates are a real credit to MSC Southeast," reports Jennifer Eccles. "I also commend the faculty and staff who have played such a large role in educating and supporting them. They put their heart into this work, and it shows."

First time pass rates have been steadily rising in the past year; both the second quarter and year-to-date rates are well above state and national averages for similar programs. 

Fall 2018 Start in Red Wing may still be still possible

The Practical Nursing program is already filled on the Winona campus for Fall 2018, but it may still be possible for qualified students to enroll in Practical Nursing at the college's Red Wing campus. Prospective nursing students are encouraged to complete the application process immediately. Contact Admission Representative Laura Thomas at 651-385-6330 or Laura.Thomas@southeastmn.edu for assistance.

The Practical Nursing major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home and community-based settings within the scope of practice of a Practical Nurse. This challenging 2-semester program requires students to demonstrate competence in classroom theory, laboratory experiences, simulated events, and supervised clinical rotations. 

MSC Southeast's Practical Nursing program is accredited by ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) and is in good standing with the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu > programs of study > nursing.

Winona Open House July 26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

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You're Invited! MSC Southeast Winona campus hosting an evening Open House on July 26

Winona Open House 2018Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona invites everyone to an Open House on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Get to know the dedicated, friendly, student-centered people of Winona's only two-year college and let us know how we can help you!

"MSC Southeast wants to share opportunities available to the community," says Medical Support Careers Instructor Patty Watson. "Our faculty will explain their programs and classes, discuss taking college classes while in high school, and encourage life-long learning."

MSC Southeast Open House - Winona campus
Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona campus
1250 Homer Road, Winona

"It's about bringing people to campus at a time of day that might be more convenient for them, so they can stop by right after work and see what's happening at MSC Southeast," said Tammy Vondrasek, the college's director of enrollment services. "You can meet with our instructors and staff one-on-one and see how what we do can fit your needs."

At the Winona Campus Open House, people can:

  • Meet with instructors in various business, trades, technology, and liberal arts programs
  • Tour campus classrooms and labs, including Welding, Cosmetology, and the Transportation Center
  • Visit the college Bookstore and Learning Resource Center
  • Talk with Workforce Development and Continuing Education about education/training options
  • Learn about financial aid and MSC Southeast Foundation scholarships

Light refreshments will be provided -- help yourself to hot dogs, cookies, and popcorn. Expect drawings for a variety of fun prizes, too. Best of all, if you meet with admissions staff and apply for entry into the college, we’ll waive the $20 application fee!

"The Open House is an opportunity to engage with our entire team," Tammy Vondrasek added. "We want to know how we can support you in meeting your goals. We're here to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to be."

6 Transfer Pathways degrees pave way from MSC Southeast to 4-year degree

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Six New Transfer Pathways degrees pave the way from Minnesota State College Southeast to 4-year university degree

Trail in State ParkWhat are your long-term goals in higher education? If you plan on a career in business, accounting, or working with people, you may already have a college major in mind. Or perhaps you're curious about history or have a passion for physical fitness. Beginning with a Transfer Pathway degree at Minnesota State College Southeast can set you on a smooth route toward getting a 4-year bachelor's degree in any of these areas.

MSC Southeast now offers six different Transfer Pathways degrees, which are designed for students to begin with a specific degree at MSC Southeast and then transfer to a related major at a Minnesota State university.  These degrees cover all or most of the general education credits that are required in the first two years of college, plus additional credits that apply specifically to the major students want to pursue. 

The college's new Transfer Pathways degrees are: Accounting Transfer Pathway, Business Transfer Pathway, Exercise Science Transfer PathwayHistory Transfer Pathway, Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway, and Psychology Transfer Pathway.

Transfer Pathways degrees will transfer directly to related programs at the seven Minnesota State universities: Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, and Winona State University.

MSC Southeast Dean of Academics Jo Poncelet is enthusiastic about the new opportunities students will enjoy. "Our students will find it much easier to transfer and continue their studies at one of the great universities of Minnesota State. They will be able to begin working on a college major while they're enrolled here."

Why enroll in a Transfer Pathway degree? 

For most people, it's a matter of saving time and money. 

  • High school students taking PSEO can get a jump start on a 4-year degree.
  • Local students can commute to MSC Southeast from home, saving on living expenses.
  • All credits transfer --- no losing credits or taking extra courses.
  • Tuition at MSC Southeast is only $167.29 per semester credit, much less than at a four-year university or private college.

Jo Poncelet noted that, "Students can expect the same high quality of instruction from our faculty, and they can save thousands of dollars on their education by beginning with a Transfer Pathways degree from MSC Southeast."

If a student completes a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and is admitted to any of the 7 Minnesota State universities, the student will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor's degree. Students must still meet any special admission requirement for the major and are not guaranteed admission into the major itself.

More about Transfer Pathways at Minnesota State 


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