Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 40
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Practical Nursing program prepares the student to practice within the scope of the practical nurse. The student is taught to use the nursing process in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of individuals experiencing changes in health status and the administration of prescribed medication and treatments. The student will receive supervised learning experiences in caring for individuals in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities and physician clinic settings. Practical Nursing graduates may apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam-PN (NCLEX-PN) following graduation. Individuals entering the program must pass the background check required by the Minnesota Human Services licensing division and depending upon particular clinical partner expectations may also be required to pass an annual federal background check. The Practical Nursing program is offered on the Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, and Wadena campuses. The Minnesota Board of Nursing has officially approved the Practical Nursing program at M State.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls 56537
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes 56501
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Wadena 56482
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560
  • Lutheran Homes - Lincoln Terrace 56584

Labor Market Information

  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Median wage:$20.36/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529