• 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.

Updated: 8-4-2015


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.

The employment outlook for registered nurses in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 15.4%, a high growth career.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

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

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
PSYC 2215 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3
G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3

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Program Specific Requirements

  • Application to the AD Mobility Nursing Program
    • Apply to Northland Community & TechnicalCollege - If you have never been a student at NCTC, then you must apply to NCTC before completing the application to the AD Mobility Nursing Program.

    • Apply to the AD Mobility Nursing Program - Once a student has been accepted to the college, he/she can then apply as a candidate for the AD Mobility Nursing Program. Applications must be received by February 28 to be considered for priority admission for the fall full time program and by September 30 to be considered for priority spring part-time program. Students applying for admission to the AD Mobility Nursing Program are chosen competitively.

  • Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements. Arithmetic assessment score greater than or equal to 50 and an Elementary Algebra assessment score greater than or equal to 60. Or MATH 0090 or higher level course.

  • Students must complete the following courses prior to applying for the AD Mobility Nursing Program
    • BIOL 2221 Microbiology

    • BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Physiology I

    • BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Physiology II

    • ENGL 1111 Composition I

    • PSYC 2201 Developmental Psychology

    • To increase your selection probability into the AD Mobility Nursing Program, plan ahead. Concentrate on performing well in your science classes. Complete the co-requisite sciences and other co-requisite courses early. Co-requisite courses:
    • BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology -- You receive an extra point towards admission.

    • CHEM 2205 Survey General/Organic/Bio Chemistry -- You receive 3 extra points towards admission only if you take NCTC CHEM 2205 rather than an alternative chemistry.

    • SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking

    • MN Transfer Curriculum Area G6: Any Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

    • History/Social Science -- choose 1 of the following: ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology, PSYC 2215 Abnormal Psychology, SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology

    • Selection Criteria

    • For information on program: review AD Mobility Student Policy Handbook

  • Students must have evidence of IV Certification competency through one of the following:
    • An Intravenous Therapy Course documented on a transcript.

    • A certification of completion of an approved state board of nursing IV course.

    • Documentation from an employer that the student is competent in IV technical skills.

  • All students must maintain a current Practical Nursing license.
    • New PN graduates that graduate the month prior to the start of the AD-PN Mobility Nursing Program have 6 weeks from the start of the semester to obtain their licensure.

  • Current CPR certification. CPR for Health Care Providers (America Heart Association) or CPR for Professional Rescuer (Red Cross).

  • Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Verified Credentials cost $50.

  • Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization form.

  • Nursing students must pass an AD Math Entrance Exam by 80% prior to being accepted into the AD Mobility Nursing Program. Students who do not pass the math competency exam will not be eligible for acceptance into the program. Students MUST register for NURS 0002 AD Math Entrance Exam course (0 credits) to take the AD Math Entrance Exam in D2L. It takes 24 hours after registration for the NURS 0002 AD Math Entrance Exam course to appear in D2L. Please plan accordingly. Within the D2L course are review contents to assist the student in preparation for the exam. The exam is taken in a proctored environment within the D2L NURS 0002 course.

  • All required courses for AD Mobility Nursing Program must be completed with a grade of C or better. Chemistry 2205 - Survey of Chemistry or other college level chemistry MUST BE successfully completed PRIOR to enrolling in your last semester of nursing courses.

  • All AD Mobility Nursing courses are internet assisted. Access to a computer and the internet is required for this program.

  • Required a 2.5 GPA (cumulative) for program entrance and required a student to be in good academic standing.


  • Health and Human Services students must comply with both Minnesota law and clinical facility requirements related to immunizations and background screenings.
  • Students who do not comply with the required health and immunization requirements may not be permitted to attend clinical which WILL affect program progression and completion.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Accreditation Commission for Education in NursingThe AD-Mobility Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Program Faculty

  • TRF Nursing Advisor
  • Nursing Advisor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8735
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Nancy Carda
  • AD Mobility Program Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2528
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Kari Koenig
  • Director of AD Mobility Nursing Program
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2524
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Mei Sather
  • AD Mobility Program Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8739
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Diane Scott
  • AD Mobility Program Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 368-9001
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Candace Seyfried
  • AD Mobility Program Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2563
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Dorinda Sorvig
  • Director of Practical Nursing Program
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8736
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Jodi Stauss-Stassen
  • Dean of Health, Nursing, & Public Services
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2539
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Karen Znajda
  • Practical Nursing Instructor
  • Campus: East Grand Forks
  • Tel: (218) 793-2542
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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