Associate in Science, 75 Credits
Riverland Community College is a member of The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE), an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs dedicated to increasing the educational capacity for baccalaureate education.
What is the MANE program?
The MANE program is a collaborative, concept-based baccalaureate curriculum, based on a set of core competencies, intended to prepare graduates to provide care to individuals, families and communities in health promotion, acute or chronic illness, and at the end of life.
This collaborative curriculum provides a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. Acceptance to the program allows for dual admission to Riverland Community College and a cooperating university, in this case Metropolitan State University, culminating in a baccalaureate degree.
All additional information can be found on the MANE website.
Overall, job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be good. However, the supply of new nurses entering the labor market has increased in recent years. This increase has resulted in competition for jobs in some areas of the country. Generally, registered nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without one. Employers also may prefer candidates who have some related work experience.
Job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace workers who retire over the coming decade and because of the growing number of people with access to healthcare services.
The Riverland Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
|Institution||Award||Degree Curriculum Agreement|
|Augsburg College||BS - Nursing||Download PDF|
|Bemidji State University||BSN - Nursing||Download PDF|
|Metropolitan State University||BSN - Nursing||Download PDF|
|MSU-Mankato||BS - Nursing||Download PDF|
|MSU-Moorhead||BS - Nursing||Download PDF|
|Southwest Minnesota State University||BSN - Nursing||Download PDF|
|St. Cloud State University||BS - Nursing||Download PDF|
|Winona State University||BS - Nursing||Download PDF|
The MANE Nursing program requires an additional application.
TEAS V Nursing Entrance Exam
All Pre-Nursing Students applying to either MANE (RN) or the Practical Nurse (LPN) program at Riverland Community College will need to take the TEAS V nursing entrance exam.