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The Practical Nursing Program prepares students for the a future Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) role. An LPN is a valuable member of the health care team that provides quality care to clients from diverse populations and ages. Employment typically is with clinics, long-term care, assisted living, home care, treatment facilities, and hospitals depending on your location.

SCC has smaller class sizes, expert instructors, and lower tuition than many other area colleges. The college provides an excellent education at a reasonable cost. A Practical Nursing Diploma can be earned in two semesters after the pre-nursing requirements are completed. Once accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, you will be able to enroll in nursing (NURS) classes. Successful completion of the Practical Nursing program provides eligibility to take the NCLEX-PN exam enabling you to obtain the LPN credential for entry level practice.

Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campus
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring

For more information: (507) 389-7200 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

To stay informed on updates, changes, and upcoming events in the Nursing Program, prospective and current students are encouraged to explore the upcoming events that apply to them. For further information on any one event, click on the corresponding link or contact the nursing department.

Nursing Informational Sessions
Individuals who would like to learn more about the Registered Nursing or Practical Nursing programs at South Central College should attend one of our monthly Nursing Information Sessions. Sessions are scheduled for two hours each. Participants should arrive 5 - 10 minutes early for check-in before the session. Some topics that will be discussed:

  • Steps for applying to South Central College as a Pre-Nursing student
  • Differences in the RN and LPN Nursing programs
  • Program Policies
  • Admission criteria
  • Entrance exam requirements
  • A question/answer period is included
  • Attendance at one Info Session is required for application to the nursing programs

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Nursing Accreditation = Excellence!

ACEN logoThe Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has accredited of South Central College’s Professional Nursing (RN) associate degree program and Practical Nursing (LPN) diploma program.  ACEN accreditation is an indicator of excellence for nursing programs nationwide.  

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020  
Web: www.acenursing.org

One of the requirements for ACEN accreditation is an average pass rate of 75% over a three year period for graduates taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time. South Central College’s average first time pass rate on the NCLEX for 2017 was 97.06% for the Professional Nursing (RN) program and 90.00% for the Practical Nursing (LPN) program. These percentages were well above the national average for first time NCLEX test takers, which were 84.24% for Professional Nursing (RN) programs and 83.85% for Practical Nursing (LPN) programs.

These South Central Nursing programs are also approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).

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Faculty Spotlight - Nursing

Annette Benson
Annette Benson
Education:A.D., Normandale Community College; B.S.N., Metropolitan State University; M.S., Winona State University
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7317
North Mankato Office:E136
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Candy Mortenson-Klimpel
Candy Mortenson-Klimpel
Education:B.S.N., M.S.N., Minnesota State University, Mankato
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7479
North Mankato Office:E115/E117
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David Pletke
David Pletke
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7341
North Mankato Office:E117
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Jennifer Ongie Jindra
Jennifer Ongie Jindra
Education:B.A.N., The College of St. Catherine
Faribault Phone:(507) 332-5825
Jennifer Prochaska
Jennifer Prochaska
Education:B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S.N., Winona State University
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7349
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Laurie Kodet
Laurie Kodet
Faribault Phone:(507) 332-5834
Faribault Office:C-111
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Liz Thompson
Liz Thompson
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7307
North Mankato Office:E-115/117
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Margaret Brewer
Margaret Brewer
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7482
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Rebecca Gullickson
Rebecca Gullickson
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7300
North Mankato Office:Office: E-117-5
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Nursing Majors

Many start by getting their Nursing Assistant certificate before moving on to their two-year nursing diploma (to become an LPN) or associate degree (to become an RN). Savvy students earn their associate degree, take (and pass) the RN exam, and then work in the field while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Faribault Campus

1225 Third Street SW
Faribault, MN 55021
Local: 507-332-5800
Toll Free: 800-422-0391

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N. Mankato Campus

1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, MN 56003
Local: 507-389-7200
Toll Free: 800-722-9359

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