Nursing is a challenging, innovative, and caring profession where you can make a real difference in the lives of your patients.
Minnesota State College Southeast's Practical Nursing program in Red Wing and Winona, MN, offers a concept-based approach to the curriculum, giving you a holistic view of the patient's health care needs.
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 within the scope of practice of a Practical Nurse. This challenging 2-semester program requires students to demonstrate competence in classroom theory, laboratory experiences, simulated events, and supervised clinical rotations. Admissions deadlines:
- Fall Semester Start: Priority acceptance will begin on May 1. Applications will be accepted until June 15, pending space availability. This program fills fast; do not delay.
- Spring Semester Start: Priority acceptance will begin on October 1. Applications will be accepted until November 1, pending space availability. This program fills fast; do not delay.
We recommend that students complete general education coursework prior to entering the nursing program. To learn more about the nursing program, view our nursing vision, mission, philosophy, and values page.
Note: Practical Nursing is offered on our campuses in Winona and Red Wing. During clinical rotations, nursing students may be required to travel up to a 100-mile radius from their home campus.
Associate Degree Nursing
At this time, MSC Southeast is not accepting applications or admitting new students to this major offering.
Continued Education Pathways
RN-BSN Completion Program: Winona State University offers a RN-BSN Completion program on the Red Wing campus. The RN-BS Completion program is for Associate Degree or diploma-prepared RNs who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. RN licensure is required prior to beginning the RN-BSN Completion Program. Students in their last semester of nursing school may apply. For more information, see RN-BS Completion at WSU's website.
Minnesota State has a Statewide Nursing Program Transfer Agreement for both Practical Nursing Diploma to Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Science in Nursing to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing which supports a smooth articulation pathway. Learn More (PDF)
Associate Degree Nursing (AS)
Winona/Red Wing - 64 cr
Note: This major is no longer accepting applications.
Practical Nursing (DIP)
Winona/Red Wing - 36 cr
The Practical Nursing program at Minnesota State College Southeast is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Associate Nursing program at Minnesota State College Southeast has been granted Candidate status with 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).