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​MCTC Associate Degree in Professional Nursing


Now offered at Saint Paul College!

Go after the un​paralleled opportunities available in health care by becoming a registered nurse (RN). Earning the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree awarded by MCTC’s Professional Nursing Program prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). MCTC's Professional Nursing faculty are experienced nurses who use state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based teaching styles to give you the tools you need to begin or to advance your nursing career. Professional Nursing learners are dually admitted to MCTC and Augsburg College’s Bachelor Science in Nursing (BSN) program. If you are a successful MCTC Professional Nursing graduate and you complete your licensure as an RN you can complete a BSN in as little as one additional year at Augsburg.

Program start and location

Professional Nursing courses are taught year-round, including summer, at MCTC’s downtown Minneapolis campus and at the Saint Paul College campus. Clinical rotations will take Professional Nursing learners into Twin Cities hospitals and health systems. The Saint Paul College campus Professional Nursing day-evening cohort has classes during the day on one or two weekdays, labs or clinicals are held on one or two (depending on the course) consecutive weekdays, usually from about 2 p.m. to about 10:00 p.m. This cohort does not meet early in the morning or on the weekends. This cohort accepts LPN applicants in the Professional Nursing with Advanced Standing for LPNs program.

Advanced standing is available to currently Licensed Practical Nurses.

Students with college credit must have pre-requisite science coursework completed. Students may take these courses at Saint Paul College. For more information, please contact the Saint Paul College Advising Center at 651.846.1739.

Program Highlights

MCTC’s Nursing program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road N.E.
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

and approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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