After poor scores, college to drop RN program
Winona Post, 12/6/2017
by CHRIS ROGERS
Minnesota State College - Southeast (MSC-SE) announced last week that it will end its professional nursing program because too few graduates passed licensing exams.
Southeast's two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program prepared students to become registered nurses (RNs), and of Winona's three schools of higher education, MSC-SE was the only one that offered a two-year RN track. By comparison, Southeast's practical nursing program is a one-year program that prepares students to be licensed practical nurse (LPN). Generally, RNs have more training and responsibilities and are higher paid than LPNs. MSC-SE's practical nursing program will continue and is not affected by the change.
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