Nursing (RN Track) Dual Admission Program


Why study the Nursing (RN Track) at Riverland?

  • ACEN Accreditation- Riverland Community College’s Nursing Program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). They are also approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).
  • Strong clinical partners- Riverland Community College partners with numerous healthcare providers in the region to provide hands-on clinical experiences for students
  • Superior learning experiences including simulation space- active learning in the classroom, labs, and supervised clinical experiences. In addition, our state of the art Allied Health Simulation Lab creates a unique learning environment that promotes independent student learning and collaboration between nursing students and their respective nursing faculty members.
  • Faculty and staff- accredited programs assure that students have access to academically and experientially qualified faculty and staff.

Riverland is now offering the Nursing (RN Track) Dual Admission Program partnership with Winona State University and is intended for students pursuing an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) intending to bridge to their Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This program allows students to complete some credits towards a BSN while they are enrolled in the ADN Nursing Program.

  • At the time of enrollment to students may be admitted at Riverland and Winona State University.
  • Students in the nursing program can begin Winona State University upper-level division general education courses during any semester of their ADN coursework, provided they have completed prerequisite requirements.
  • Winona State University allows nursing students flexibility in obtaining their BSN degree. Students can obtain their BSN full-time or part-time.
  • Any student from Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois, or Minnesota who is currently enrolled at Riverland is granted in-state tuition when they transfer to Winona State University (WSU). Contact WSU admissions for details.

Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: 4 semesters
Faculty: Laura Beasley Pat Parsons Judy Thurnau Jane McKinley Kara DeLaFosse Kristin Ansorge Shelley Lenore Melissa Wolff

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


CHEM1121 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Goal 3 & 10) 3 CR
BIOL2021 Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2022 Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR

Required Core Courses

NURS1400 Nursing Fundamentals and Community Health 3 CR
NURS1410 Nursing Fundamentals Skills Lab 2 CR
NURS1420 Pharmacology in Nursing 3 CR
NURS1430 Transition to the Professional Nurse Role 3 CR
NURS1440 Medical/Surgical Nursing I 5 CR
NURS1450 Nursing Med/Surg Skills Lab 2 CR
NURS1460 Health Assessment 2 CR
NURS2400 Medical/Surgical Nursing II 5 CR
NURS2410 Family Nursing 3 CR
NURS2420 Acute Care and Leadership 5 CR

MnTC General Education Courses

BIOL1070 Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3) 3 CR
BIOL2040 General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2050 Pathophysiology 3 CR
PHIL1130 Ethics (Goal 6 & 9) 3 CR
PSYC1105 General Psychology (Goal 5 & 7) 4 CR
SPCH1200 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1 & 7) 3 CR


NURS2430 Nursing Preceptorship 1 CR
NURS2440 Transcultural Nursing 1 CR
NURS2450 Complementary Therapies 1 CR