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Program Details

Complete these program requirements to earn an Associate of Science Nursing degree.

Program Requirements

Please review the AD Mobility Nursing Program Selection Criteria.

1. Application to the AD Mobility Nursing Program

Apply to Northland Community & Technical College

If you have never been a student at Northland, you must apply to Northland before completing the AD Mobility Nursing Program application.

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 between October 1 and February 28 to be considered for priority admission for the fall full-time program and between March 1 and September 30 to be considered for the priority spring part-time program. Students applying for admission to the AD Mobility Nursing Program are chosen competitively.

2. 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.

Next-Generation Accuplacer scores:

  • Advance Algebra Functions (AAF): 230-249 AAF, OR
  • Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS): 250-300

3. Students must complete the following courses prior to applying for the AD Mobility Nursing Program:

  • BIOL 2221 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2260 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 2262 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:

  • CHEM 2205 Survey General/Organic/Bio Chemistry — You receive 1 extra point 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
  • Humanities Area —- chose 1 of the following: PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics OR PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine.
  • For information on the program, review the AD Mobility Student Policy Handbook.

4. Students must have evidence of IV Certification competency through one of the following:

  • An Intravenous Therapy Course is documented on a transcript.
  • 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.

5. 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.

6. Current CPR certification.

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

7. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost is $10.50).

Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year and $26 second year (if needed).

8. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45).

9. Nursing students must complete the NACE Foundations of Nursing 1.2 Entrance Exam prior to the application deadline for the cohort they are applying to. A minimum score of 60% is required for eligibility. The exam contains 150 questions and 2.5 hours are allowed for completion.

NACE Foundations of Nursing 1.2 has individual questions involving clients with common health problems. The nursing process (assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) is applied to items throughout the text. The questions include a sample of situations involving clients in healthcare settings with one or more of several conditions. Please see the documents below and refer to the Nursing Program Selection Criteria Packet for more information.

Please Note: (The NLN Test Candidate Guide to Testing Online with Proctor 360 can stay in this area).

NLN Test Candidate Guide to Testing Online with Proctor 360

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10. All required courses for the 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.

11. The AD Mobility Nursing Program is a campus-based/blended program, with most of the courses offered in a combination of on-campus and synchronous Zoom.

Access to a computer and the Internet is required for this program as all courses are Internet-assisted.

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

13. Northland Nursing Program Alignment with Other States’ Educational Requirements.