Nursing

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

FAQ

Q: Do I need a computer?
Q: What is the application deadline?
Q: If I apply for the program, when will I find out if I have been admitted?
Q: What is the application process?
Q: What is the selection criteria?
Q: What clinical sites are available?
Q: How are clinical site assignments determined?
Q: What does the part-time program look like?
Q: Which chemistries do you accept?


Q: Do I need a computer?

A: Yes, the AD Mobility Nursing program is a laptop requiring program. You are required to have your laptop with you to all theory classes. You will need a computer and internet access from home as all the nursing classes are internet assisted. The laptop requirements tab provides specifications for laptop needs.

Q: What is the application deadline?

A: The application deadline is February 28th for fall semester. The application deadline is September 30th for the spring start.

Q: If I apply for the program, when will I find out if I have been admitted?

A: You will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by October 31st for the spring start, and by March 31st for the fall start.

Q: What is the application process?

A: Students planning to apply for admission to the AD Mobility Nursing program need to apply first to Northland Community and Technical College for admission to the college.
In addition to completing the college admissions application, students must also complete the AD Mobility Nursing program application form. Please see further information in the AD Mobility Policy Book.
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Q: What is the selection criteria?

A: See the AD Mobility Policy Book
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Q: What clinical sites are available?

A: In Thief River Falls, we have clinicals at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls, MN, and Essentia Medical Center in Fosston, MN.
In East Grand Forks, we have clinicals at the Riverview Health Center in Crookston, MN and Altru Medical Center in Grand Forks, ND.
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Q: How are clinical site assignments determined?

A: We will be sending out acceptance letters for everyone on the same day. As soon as you get your information, there will be a list of items that we will need to receive from you before assigning a priority for clinical site placement. These documents include:

Once you have ALL of the information required, you will be able to indicate your clinical preferences via a survey. The clinical sites will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis according to the post mark on the material required for the program.

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Q: What does the part-time program look like?

A: We have block scheduling for students to help accommodate work needs. Many students come in with several of their general education courses completed. If you are ONLY taking nursing credits, your schedule would look like this for the spring part time program:

Spring Semester - 5 credits
NURS2110 Health Assessment & Professional Skills 3 credits
NURS2121 Psychosocial Integrity 2 credits
1 day a week lecture

Fall Semester - 7 credits
NURS2123 Nursing Interventions I 3 credits
NURS2125 Clinical I 4 credits
1/2 day a week lecture + 1 day clinicals

Spring Semester - 9 credits
NURS2131 Nursing Interventions II 3 credits
NURS2133 Professional Role 2 credits
NURS2135 Clinical II 4 credits
1 day a week lecture + 1 day clinicals

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Q: Which chemistries do you accept?

A: We accept any 3 or 4 credit college level chemistry with a lab component to it, but you should know the differences between the different chemistries. We recommend the Survey of Gen/Org/Inorganic Chemistry Course. You will receive three extra points in the selection process if you complete the NCTC CHEM 2205 Survey of Gen/Org/Inorganic Chemistry rather than another chemistry course.

CHEM 2205: Survey of Gen/Org/Inorganic Chemistry
The Survey of Gen/Org/Inorganic Chemistry course is intended for students entering the nursing and health science fields. This is a comprehensive survey course covering the basics of general chemistry to introduce organic chemistry and biochemistry needed for the advanced physiology course which is also required for the AD nursing program.
An assessment score for math of 60 is needed for Survey of Gen/Org/Inorganic Chemistry compared to 85 for some Intro to Chemistry classes. The course is geared directly to nursing students and to nursing applications in the clinical area. It includes information on organic chemistry which is the chemistry of living organisms along with inorganic chemistry.

We do accept Intro to Chemistry and any other college level chemistry. Information on Intro to Chemistry is listed below. You WILL NOT receive three extra points in the selection process for chemistry. You will receive points for the grade you obtained in your chemistry.

CHEM 1020: Intro to Chemistry
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of principals and theories of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, elements, compounds, mixtures, the periodic table, the nature of gasses, liquids and solid states, and chemical reactions. This is a 4 credit course which may require higher math assessment scores. This course is not specifically oriented to nursing.

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