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Nursing (RN Track) Dual Admission Program

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – the Riverland Daytime ADN program will launch a Spring-start section. This will be in addition to our traditional Fall start. Applications will open Summer 2024. The Spring 2025 Application is now open with a closing date of October 1, 2024. To access the application, select the Apply tab. 

Why Study the Nursing (RN Track) at Riverland Community College?

Riverland Community College's Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares you to become a Registered Nurse (RN) in as few as 24 months, equipping you with the skills needed to excel in the healthcare field. Our program is designed to support you from the start, offering affordable tuition and a mix of online and on-campus learning tailored to fit your life.

What Makes Riverland's RN Program Stand Out?

  • Expert Faculty: Learn from dedicated faculty who are focused on helping you succeed.
  • Flexible Learning Options: Choose between full-time day or part-time evening programs, designed to accommodate working adults.
  • Clinical Experience: Gain hands-on experience through clinical placements that provide real-world nursing practice.
  • Accreditation: Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), ensuring high standards and quality education.

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326

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

  • Winona State Accreditation Information:  Winona State University is accredited for Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Programs by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

What Will I Study?

  • Advising Guides
    • Traditional ADN Advising Guide

      This track is intended for students that do not have an LPN license. If admission requirements are met, students will start out in the traditional track for attainment of their nursing degree.

    • LPN to ADN Track Advising Guide

      This track is intended for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who want to become an RN. If admission requirements are met, LPNs will receive advanced standing in the RN program and will be granted 5 credits towards the attainment of their nursing degree.

  • Core Nursing Skills: Develop fundamental nursing skills in patient care, medical treatments, and emergency response.
  • Advanced Patient Care: Learn specialized skills in administering medications, managing patient care, and using psychological therapies.
  • Licensure Preparation: Complete the necessary coursework to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam.

Career Outlook

  • High Demand: Nursing is a high-demand field, with a projected growth of 9% from 2020 to 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Graduates can pursue careers in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

Transfer Pathway Programs

Scholarships Available

State Licensure

  • Meets Minnesota Requirements: Completing our program meets the requirements for RN licensure in Minnesota and several other states.

Learn More and Take Action

Are you ready to start your journey towards becoming a Registered Nurse with Riverland Community College? To learn more about the Nursing (RN Track) program or to request program-specific materials, please fill out our request information form. Let us help you achieve your dreams in the healthcare profession!

For detailed scholarship information and application deadlines, please visit the Riverland Foundation Scholarships page.


Last Updated: February 21, 2024

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Science
  • 64 Credits | 4 Semesters
  • Location: Austin. Clinicals: Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna
  • Offering: Fall, Spring

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