Minnesota State College Southeast is responding to the region's nursing shortage with new degree options.
Nursing is a challenging, innovative, and caring profession where you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives. MSC Southeast offers educational pathways for students who are new to the health care field as well as those with prior nursing experience, with the option to study Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing. Our concept-based approach to the curriculum will give you a holistic view of the patient's health care needs. To learn more about the nursing program, view our nursing vision, mission, philosophy, and values page.
Associate Degree Nursing
- Fall Term: Priority acceptance will begin on June 1. This program fills fast; do not delay.
- Spring Term: Priority acceptance will begin on October 1. Applications will be accepted until November 1, pending space availability. This program fills fast; do not delay.
The purpose of the Associate Degree Nursing (AND) major is to provide the novice student with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to enter the demanding practice of professional nursing. Registered nurses are highly regarded leaders who manage staff and patient care in a variety of settings. This 4-semester program can be completed in 2 years.
- Fall Term: Priority acceptance will begin on June 1. Applications will be accepted until August 1, pending space availability. This program fills fast; do not delay.
- Spring Term: Priority acceptance will begin on October 1.Applications will be accepted until November 1, pending space availability. This program fills fast; do not delay.
The Practical Nursing major is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home and community-based settings under direction of a physician or registered nurse. This challenging 2-semester program requires students to demonstrate competence in classroom theory, laboratory experiences, simulated events, and supervised clinical rotations.
The college offers nursing programs at its campuses in Winona and Red Wing, MN. During their clinical rotations, nursing students may be required to travel up to a 100-mile radius from their home campus.
See the links to Major Offerings for more specific information on each of our program options and application materials.
Associate Degree Nursing (AS)
Winona/Red Wing - 64 cr
Practical Nursing (DIP)
Winona/Red Wing - 36 cr
The Associate Nursing program at Minnesota State College Southeast has been granted Candidate status with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Practical Nursing program at Minnesota State College Southeast is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
For information on the accreditation process, contact ACEN at (404) 975-5000 or at www.acenursing.com.
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MSC Southeast's nursing programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
MSC Southeast is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Continued Education Pathways
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has a Statewide Nursing Program Transfer Agreement for Practical Nursing Diploma to Associate of Science in Nursing to Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing which supports a smooth articulation pathway.