MANE Nursing

Associate in Science, 75 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Austin primarily, clinicals in Austin, Albert Lea & Owatonna
PROGRAM STARTS: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
COURSE PLAN: 5 semesters for A.S. Degree at Riverland, 3 additional semesters BSN through Metro State University on a Riverland campus
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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.

Registered nurses typically do the following:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Record patients’ medical histories and symptoms
  • Administer patients’ medicines and treatments
  • Set up plans for patients’ care or contribute to existing plans
  • Observe patients and record the observations
  • Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operate and monitor medical equipment
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
  • Explain what to do at home after treatment

Employment Outlook

Job Prospects

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.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, 
on the Internet at (visited May 16, 2016).

      Additional Information


      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

      Phone: 404-975-5000
      Fax: 404-975-5020

      Articulation Agreements

      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

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      Last Updated: April 24, 2016

      The MANE Nursing program requires an additional application.  

      Download Nursing Application

      MANE Nursing Program Student Handbook

      Nursing Program Outcomes

      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. 

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