Normandale Community College Nursing Program Review

Normandale Community College (NCC) was established in 1968 to bring the mission of community colleges. It is a two- year college that serves the communities around the southwest parts of the Minneapolis and St. Paul’s twin cities. As a community college, Normandale offers career entry programs and transferable programs to four years universities.  It also fosters the mission of community colleges of offering continuing education and lifelong non-credit courses to the community it serves.

Normandale Community College Nursing

The nursing department at Normandale offers two nursing tracks leading to the award of associate degree in nursing as well as certificate program in nurse assistant. The three programs have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and also have accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

AS- Nursing

The AS- nursing at Normandale Community College is designed to meet the educational needs of students as an entry level in nursing. Students who do not have prior nursing experience are the candidates for this program. Students are admitted in cohorts each fall semester. A total of 61 credits, which are designed to be covered in four semesters of two academic years, must be completed. Precisely, students take 32 credits of nursing courses and 31 credits of general education courses on a full time basis. Completion of the program makes the students eligible for the NCLEX-RN exam and licensure to become a registered nurse besides graduating with an Associate of Science in nursing degree.

AS- Nursing PN Mobility

The requirement for this program is different from the traditional AS nursing program. Unlike the AS program, students get admission in the summer semester preceding the fall semesters of the traditional AS. During this period, students take 12 credits of a PN mobility Transition course. After completion of this transition course, students join the other traditional class at the fall semester. The merge is at the second year class of the associate program and the program continues for another one year to completion.

The candidates for the program are Licensed Practical nurses who hold active Minnesota LPN licenses. There is advanced standing of up-to 25 credits in recognition of the LPN license. Completion of this mobility program awards the student an associate of science in nursing degree in addition to having eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN exam.

Certificate-Nursing Assistant

This certificate program trains nurses to work in long term care facilities and other health care agencies as a nurse aide. One nursing course is required to complete the program whereby, students are placed on the nursing assistant registry after passing the National Nursing Assistant Training and Competency Test.

Metropolitan State University RN to BS Partnership Program

Normandale Community college has a partnership with Metropolitan State University to allow students take the RN-BSN nursing program. The program is a direct transition from Normandale to Metro University- St Paul’s Campus. The partnership allows students to take nursing major courses towards the completion of a BSN from their College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave South, Bloomington,
MN 55431