• Credits: 64
  • Degree Type: A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The AD Mobility Nursing program educates Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) for the role of Registered Nurse (RN). The RN role includes a broad area of human service aimed at assisting the client in attaining the highest level of health possible. Students learn how to assess, collect, and contribute to client data based on physiological, developmental, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual needs. Students learn to provide nursing interventions to the client and significant others throughout the health-illness continuum. Students learn how to develop and implement individualized teaching plans in order to restore, maintain, and promote health. Students in the AD Mobility Nursing Program learn how to delegate, interact, and provide leadership for other members of the health team.

Practical Nursing graduates are awarded 13 PN credits towards the first year of the AD Mobility Nursing Program. After prerequisites are met, students can complete the full time program in 2 semesters (fall and spring) and the part-time program in 3 semesters (spring, fall, and spring). Students are then eligible to apply to take the national licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the AD Mobility Nursing Program may articulate to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

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Graduates are employed in acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities. There is currently a nursing shortage throughout the United States. This shortage will increase in the next 5 to 10 years. Employment opportunities are excellent at this time and in the future.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Registered Nurse in the state of Minnesota is $34.96 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 11.8%, a very high-growth career.

Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
#PN13 Practical Nursing credits 13 credits
NURS 2110 Health Assess/Prof Skills 3 credits
NURS 2121 Psychosocial Integrity 2 credits
NURS 2123 Nursing Interventions I 3 credits
NURS 2125 Clinical I 4 credits
NURS 2131 Nursing Interventions II 3 credits
NURS 2133 Professional Role 2 credits
NURS 2135 Clinical II 4 credits
BIOL 2221 Microbiology 3 credits
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 credits
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 credits
BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology 2 credits
CHEM 2205 Survey Gen/Org/Bio Chm 4 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
PSYC 2201 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 credits
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3 credits

Area of Interest Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
G5: History/Social Science Electives
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
PSYC 2215 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3 credits
G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3 credits
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3 credits

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