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 new 5-semester nursing program is designed to prepare graduates to earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, take the NCLEX-RN® exam, and become registered nurses.
The college utilizes curriculum resources from a nationally renowned provider to offer a modern learning experience, complete with high fidelity virtual skills labs and simulations, online student learning materials, faculty support, and national benchmarking of student progress.
The college will apply for initial candidacy for national accreditation of the ASN program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), with a vision to complete the accreditation process prior to graduation of the first cohort of students.
In the Associate of Science in Nursing program plan, students will take two semesters of required prerequisite college-level general education courses prior to beginning nursing courses as well as additional general education courses during the nursing program.
To prepare for acceptance to the Associate of Science in Nursing program, students should enroll in the Health Sciences Broad Field major and begin with required prerequisites. Upon completion of the prerequisites, students are eligible to apply for entry into the ASN program. Download the Program Plan (PDF) for more information.
Traditional vs. Mobility Track: Two pathways are available for ASN students. The traditional track is for students who are beginning their nursing education. The mobility track is for current LPNs seeking to transition to RN status.
Note: The Associate of Science in 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.
Applications for admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing program are accepted twice each year.
- Fall Semester Start: Applications to begin the nursing major in fall semester open on March 1 and are due by June 1.
- Spring Semester Start: Applications to begin in spring semester open on August 1 and are due by November 1.
Students are assigned to either the Red Wing or Winona campus at the time of acceptance into the program. Campus assignment determines the facilities where students complete clinical experiences.
Important Student Documents
Continued Education Pathways
RN-BS in Nursing Completion Program: MSC Southeast has entered into dual admission partnership with Winona State University. This allows students pursuing an ASN at MSC Southeast to bridge to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at WSU.
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 transfer pathway. Learn More (PDF)
Dean of Faculty and Academic Operations
- Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Nursing
- Janine Mason, MSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Jennifer Aspen, BSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Ann Elliott, MSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Deb Jeranek, MSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Cindy Kaehler, BSN, RN (Winona)
- Marty Knauer, MSN, RN (Winona)
- Stephanie Manor, BSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Katie Maschka, MSN, RN (Winona)
- Hailey Olson, BSN, RN (Winona)
- Stephanie Schultz, BSN, RN (Winona)
- Heidi Schuster, MSN, RN (Red Wing)
- Jessica Smith, BSN, RN (Winona)
- Sandra VerBout, BSN, RN (Red Wing)