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Phase I of process to develop new Associate of Science in Nursing has been approved;
Minnesota State College Southeast is now in Phase II
Minnesota State College Southeast is proud to announce that the Minnesota Board of Nursing has approved
Phase I of the college's process to develop a new program designed to prepare graduates to earn an Associate of Science in
Nursing (ASN) degree, take the NCLEX-RN® exam, and become registered nurses.
The college is now in Phase II of this process, which involves:
The proposed program will be submitted for candidacy for national accreditation, with a vision to complete full national accreditation prior
to graduation of the first cohort of students.
The college is working with a nationally renowned provider of nursing curriculum resources to design a modern learning experience, complete with high
fidelity virtual skills labs and simulations, online student learning materials, faculty support, and national benchmarking of student progress.
In the proposed program
plan, students will take at least two semesters of college-level general education courses prior to beginning nursing courses. The general education
requirements are similar to other Associate of Science in Nursing programs in Minnesota colleges.
To prepare for acceptance to the proposed nursing program, students should register as
Health Sciences Broad Field majors and begin taking the following courses.
Students may take the above courses on a part-time or full-time basis. Once accepted to the proposed ASN program, courses will be offered on a full-time basis only,
mostly during daytime hours. Some clinical or lab experiences may be in the evening hours.
Students should prepare to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS®) as these test scores will be
used in making program admission decisions. It is strongly recommended that students take many of the above college courses in preparation for this exam, and take
time to prepare for the exam itself.
Once admitted, students would take three additional semesters of nursing coursework including clinical experiences.
Students can begin at MSC Southeast as early as Spring Semester in January 2020 on the general education requirements.
We recommend that you meet with an MSC Southeast Admissions Representative for detailed information on how to prepare for proposed program launch of the Associate of
Science in Nursing degree.
Admissions Representative, Winona
Admissions Representative, Red Wing