South Central College Accepting Applications for Spring Nursing Program

Nursing Information Sessions scheduled for October 8 and 13


(October 5, 2015) South Central College (SCC) is now accepting applications for students wishing to start the Nursing program in spring semester 2016.  Completed applications are due by October 30

SCC has offered nursing training for more than 50 years. The college offers two degree choices - a Practical Nursing Diploma for those interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and an Associate of Science in Nursing, which provides preparation to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

 SCC’s nursing program includes a robust curriculum embedding critical thinking and nursing judgment skills within theory, lab, clinical and simulation experiences.  Recently the ATI preparation and assessment system, utilized by 80% of all U.S. nursing programs, was added to enhance the newly strengthened curriculum. Based on the most recent scores for the NCLEX RN exam, SCC graduates had a first-time pass rate of 87.5% in the first quarter of 2015 and 84.21% in the second quarter of 2015.  There were no results for PN students in the first and second quarter due to holding PN admissions for a semester to facilitate curriculum redesign. Pass rate data for PN students pass will resume third quarter 2015.

Individuals interested in applying to the program are encouraged to first attend a Nursing Information Session, which will be held on SCC’s North Mankato Campus October 8 from 8:55 – 11 a.m. and Faribault Campus October 13 from 12:55 – 3 p.m. They will also need to take the ATI TEAS Entrance Exam, which will be offered on the North Mankato Campus October 13 and on the Faribault Campus October 30. Directions for exam registration will be provided at the Nursing Information Session.

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About South Central College

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. In addition to nursing, SCC offers programs in allied health, human services, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, building and design, transportation, business, arts and communications and liberal arts and sciences. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.