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Nursing

Award: Associate of Science
Total Credits for Award: 64.00

Admission Requirements:

Pre-admission course requirement: Students must complete BIOL 2224 Anatomy prior to submitting the Nursing program application.

Nursing Program application information is located on the School of Nursing, Health Sciences and Public Services webpages.


Description:

Minneapolis College's Nursing Program is a dual admission baccalaureate program in partnership with Augsburg University.  Completion of Minneapolis College’s Associate of Science in nursing degree prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse, and to continue your education in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program at Augsburg University or other nursing baccalaureate completion program.


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Demonstrate sound nursing judgement in the provision of safe nursing care.

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Promote human flourishing and client self-determination by advocating for the client's preferences, values, and needs in the pursuit of compassionate coordinated care.

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Demonstrate spirit of inquiry through improving the quality of care for clients and families using evidence and data to positively advance the outcomes of care.

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Promote professional identity as a member of an interdisciplinary team while practicing within legal and ethical standards of the RN scope of practice.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

Pre-admission course requirement: Students must complete BIOL 2224 Anatomy prior to submitting the Nursing program application.

First Semester:

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 NPRO 1000

 Introduction to Health Concepts

 8.00

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 11.00

Advanced Standing First Semester:

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 NPRO 1010

 Nursing Transitions

 3.00

  Advanced Standing Credit

 LPN's who are admitted to the NPRO program receive 5 credits of advanced standing

 5.00

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 11.00

 Grades of "C" or above (2.0) are required in all of the courses for completion of the program.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 NPRO 1100

 Wellness-Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan

 8.00

 NPRO 1150

 Concepts of Health Assessment

 2.00

 BIOL 2225

 Physiology

 4.00

 PSYC 2240

 Lifespan Development

 4.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 18.00

 Grades of "C" or above (2.0) are required in all of the courses for completion of the program.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 NPRO 2000

 Complex Health Concepts

 8.00

 BIOL 2235

 Microbiology

 4.00

 BIOL 2226

 Pathophysiology

 2.00

 General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area Seven or MnTC Goal Area Eight course

 3.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 17.00

Grades of "C" or above (2.0) are required in all of the courses for completion of the program.





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 NPRO 2100

 Synthesis of Health Concepts in Nursing

 8.00

 General Education

 Choose any two courses from any MnTC Goal areas other than 1, 3, 5 or 9. Students planning to continue to Augsburg should consider taking a minimum of three credits from MnTC Goal Area 6.

 6.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

Grades of "C" or above (2.0) are required in all of the courses for completion of the program.

General Education Courses (30 Credits):

To complete the A.S. degree in Nursing, students are required to successfully complete 30 credits of General Education coursework selected from at least six of the 10 MnTC Goal Areas. A minimum of three credits must be completed from Goal Area 1, and a minimum of three credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

The specific courses that are required for the A.S. degree are ENGL 1110, BIOL 2224, BIOL 2225, BIOL 2226, BIOL 2235, and PSYC 2240. This will satisfy 21 of the 30 required credits.  The nursing program curriculum as written includes Goal Areas 1, 3, 5 and 9.

Students continuing to Augsburg College to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree should consider taking a minimum of three credits from MnTC Goal Area 6 and work closely with their advisors to select the remaining elective general education coursework.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.