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South Central College (SCC) is proud to have been training competent, compassionate, and confident nurses for over 50 years. This history illustrates the Nursing Program's commitment to excellence throughout student classroom, lab, and clinical experiences.
A Professional Nursing, Associate of Science Degree will prepare a student to work in long term care, treatment service facilities, clinics, assisted living, home care, and acute care facilities. The 64 credit degree is approved by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).
The LPN to RN Plan is for the current LPN who is working towards an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree. Participants will be granted advanced standing and start their first semester with a 4-credit transition course (NURS 2200, LPN to RN Role Transition) to establish foundations to the RN role. Additionally, returning LPNs will follow an adjusted Professional Nursing Degree plan with advanced standing of 4 credits for your previous nursing education.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the registered nurse (NCLEX - RN).
Students earning a Professional Nursing Degree may transfer credits to a four-year institution to work towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Locations: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semesters
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Nursing Accreditation = Excellence!
The Associate in Science Degree in 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 Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program is Continued Accreditation with conditions.
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.