Nursing (RN Track)

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE, 75 CREDITS

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.

Total credits after attainment of AD 75 credits | Total credits after attainment of BSN = 120 credits

Why we are different from an RN to BSN program.

Community college students are admitted through one application to a Bachelor of Science in nursing program where licensure is not required for progression to attainment of the baccalaureate degree.

Upon entry into the MANE program at Riverland Community College, students will be dually admitted at Riverland Community College and Metropolitan State University. Completion of the program is successful when students meet the 5th and 8th semester benchmarks. Students will complete the first 5 semesters at Riverland Community College and will complete the 6th, 7th, and 8th semesters through Metropolitan State University on the Riverland Community College campus.

At the completion of the 5th semester benchmark and attainment of the Associate in Science in nursing degree, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and if successful, practice as a licensed Registered Nurse. Licensure is not required to register for semesters 6-8 of the MANE curriculum to attainment of the baccalaureate degree.

Location: Classes and Labs are in Austin, MN. Clinicals are in Austin, Albert Lea & Owatonna
Program Starts: Fall 2018
Course Plan: 5 semesters for AD at Riverland into a seamless progression to 3 additional semesters for attainment of BSN through Metropolitan State University on the Riverland campus in Austin, MN
Faculty: Marlene Wipplinger Pat Parsons Judy Thurnau Ellen Goslee Melissa Miller Jane McKinley Kara DeLaFosse Laura Beasley Marlene Wipplinger Pat Parsons Judy Thurnau Ellen Goslee Melissa Miller Jane McKinley Kara DeLaFosse Laura Beasley Marlene Wipplinger Pat Parsons Judy Thurnau Ellen Goslee Jane McKinley Melissa Miller Kara DeLaFosse Nicole Nelson

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Nursing (RN Track) program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (35 credits)

NURS2700 Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion 9 CR
NURS2720 Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse 4 CR
NURS2750 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse 2 CR
NURS2800 Chronic and Palliative Care 7 CR
NURS2820 Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse 3 CR
NURS2850 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I 2 CR
NURS2900 Acute and Complex Care Illness 7 CR
NURS2950 Nursing Leadership I 3 CR
NURS2920 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II 2 CR

Required Core Courses (35 credits)

NURS2700 Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion 9 CR
NURS2720 Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse 4 CR
NURS2750 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse 2 CR
NURS2800 Chronic and Palliative Care 7 CR
NURS2820 Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse 3 CR
NURS2850 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I 2 CR
NURS2900 Acute and Complex Care Illness 7 CR
NURS2950 Nursing Leadership I 3 CR
NURS2920 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II 2 CR

Metropolitan State University Courses (MANE - 46 Credits)

MATH1110 College Algebra 3 CR
MATH2021 Fundamentals of Statistics 4 CR
- NURS 406 Nursing Care of the Family 4 CR
- NURS 416 Epidemiology for Nursing 4 CR
- NURS 446 Nursing Informatics 2 CR
- NURS 459 Population Based Care 7 CR
- NURS 464 Nursing Leadership II 4 CR
- NURS 485 Global Health Prospectives for Nursing 3 CR
- NURS 490 Integrative Seminar & Practicum 7 CR
- WRIT 331 Writing in Major 4 CR
- Upper Division Goal Area electives 8 CR