Find Your Calling
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.
Locations: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters
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
Sign Up to Attend an Info Session:
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Nursing Accreditation = Excellence!
The Practical Nursing program at South Central College at North Mankato located in both North Mankato and Faribault, Minnesota is accredited by the:
Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 , Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000 Fax: (404) 975-5020 Web: www.acenursing.org
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Initial Accreditation.
South Central Nursing programs are also approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).
USDE Licensure Disclosure
Successful completion of the Practical Nursing (PN) or Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) programs at South Central College will meet the requirements for licensure in the State of Minnesota. The U.S. Dept. of Education requirement fo ASN and PN PDF(125.90 KB) helps you find information regarding which state licensure requirements are met in states outside of Minnesota. This data was collected in August of 2020 with steadfast attempts for accuracy, however as programs and state requirements change, this should not be considered the definitive resource. South Central College highly recommends that you contact the appropriate state licensing board in the state or locality in which you intend to practice or be employed to determine whether the program you are considering will meet that state’s licensing requirements. Information about specific state requirements for licensure can be located through the board of nursing for each state.