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Nursing (MANE): Traditional (RN) Track or LPN to RN Track

Program Information

Anoka-Ramsey 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. The MANE program is a shared, 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 shared curriculum provides a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. 

The program is designed as four years of full-time study, with the first two semesters devoted to prerequisite/preparatory courses required for admission to the nursing program. Successful completion of five semesters leads to the option for an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing offered by Anoka-Ramsey Community College and eligibility to take the NCLEXRN licensure examination. The MANE curriculum continues for three additional semesters leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) offered by a partner school. It is intended that all courses will be offered at Anoka-Ramsey Community College campus.

Related Program Requirements

Clinical facilities require students to maintain specific requirements to ensure student and patient health and safety. Proof that these requirements are met must be furnished by the student.

NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

Chem 1020/1050

Currently Chem1020 taken prior to Fall 2015 was grandfathered in as fulfilling the chemistry requirement for the MANE nursing program. Effective June 2, 2017, Chem1020 will no longer be accepted in place of Chem1050. The only Chemistry accepted will be Chem 1050 or Chem 1061. Any other course would require utilizing the petition process as per the college process.

  • Acceptance to the program allows for dual admission to Anoka-Ramsey Communtiy College and a MANE baccalaureate partner culminating in a baccalaureate degree. To apply for the Nursing program, submit the Application for the Nursing Program to the Records Office. See the Nursing website or an academic advisor for specific Nursing program admission criteria.

    Students meeting the criteria below are invited to apply to Anoka-Ramsey's MANE nursing program. 

    February 1: Fall Start
    June 1: Spring Start

    The following criteria are required for application to a MANE collaborating college or university:

    1. General admission to a MANE collaborating college or university.
    2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan.
      1. Official transcripts will be used to calculate GPA.
      2. The most recent course grade will be used for the GPA calculation, whether it is higher or lower than previous grades.
    3. Each course of the MANE curriculum plan must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.
    4. Full acceptance to the MANE collaborating college and university is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the MANE curriculum plan, maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, including criteria in numbers 2 and 3 above.
    5. All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application deadlines.
    6. Advanced standing applicants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States during their entire time in the nursing program. Applying for advanced standing is only available for Fall Semester start at the Coon Rapids campus.
    7. Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if (1) English is not their native language; and (2) the applicants have lived in the US fewer than 8 years at the time of application to the program.  Applicants are exempt from taking an English proficiency exam if their native language is English or they have been in the US, as a non-native English speaker, for more than eight (8) years.

    All applicants are required to attend a mandatory information meeting prior to submitting a nursing application.

    Minimum scores in the following exams are required to demonstrate English language proficiency:

    Test Minimum Satisfactory Score
    TOEFL iBT 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26
    IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules
    MELAB Standard set by NCSBN
    Pearson Test of English Academic Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores

    Further Resources:

    English Language Passing Standard for Entry-Level Nursing Practice (PDF)

    Minimum English Proficiency Standard for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (PDF)

    II. Evidence of having completed the following criteria must be submitted to the MANE collaborating college and university prior to the start of MANE nursing courses and must remain current throughout the program.

    Requirements include, but may not be limited to:

    • Documentation of current CPR Healthcare Provider.
    • Completion of current Minnesota Human Services Background Check.

    If an applicant has  been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, he or she should investigate the impact that the charge or conviction may have on his or her chances of employment or licensure as a registered nurse and the student’s  chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid ( by Minnesota Statute 135A. 157).

    If the applicant refuses, or is disqualified as a result of the background study, the applicant will be unable to successfully complete the requirements of the MANE program.

    Completed health and immunization record, including proof of current immunizations and tuberculosis testing, and/or other requirements as defined by the clinical agency.

    Admission policies are subject to change. Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time of application and received by the nursing department. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up to date on any changes that may affect their qualifications for acceptance.

    Students are advised to consult with an Academic Advisor to plan pre-entry and initial course work.

    Fall 2016: Deadline for application is Feb. 1, 2016

    Spring 2017: Deadline for application is June 1, 2016

    All students applying to the Nursing Program are required to attend a Nursing Information Session and submit a current certificate of attendance with the nursing application.

    **Nursing requirements subject to change without notice.

  • The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste 850, Atlanta, Georgia30326, 404-975-5000.

  • Upon completion of the associate of science (AS) degree in Nursing (MANE) program’s five semesters, students will met the following learning outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.
    2. Apply leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.
    3. Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.
    4. Incorporate ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational environments.
    5. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide holistic nursing care.
    6. Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to a variety of health care situations.
    7. Practice holistic, evidence-based nursing care
  • 35 credits
    NURS 2700 Foundations of Nursing—Theory (4), Lab (2), Clinical (3)  9
    NURS 2750 Nutrition & the Role of the Professional Nurse  2
    NURS 2800 Chronic & Palliative Care—Theory (3), Clinical (3), Lab (1) 7
    NURS 2820 Pharmacology & the Role of the Professional Nurse  3
    NURS 2850 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I  2
    NURS 2900 Acute & Complex Care—Theory (3), Clinical (3), Lab (1)  7
    NURS 2920 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II 2
    NURS 2950 Nursing Leadership (Theory (2), Clinical (1) 3
  • 35 credits
      LPN Advanced Standing credits 5
    NURS 2720 Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse —Theory (3), Clinical (1)  4
    NURS 2750 Nutrition & the Role of the Professional Nurse  2
    NURS 2800 Chronic & Palliative Care—Theory (3), Clinical (3), Lab (1) 7
    NURS 2820 Pharmacology & the Role of the Professional Nurse  3
    NURS 2850 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I  2
    NURS 2900 Acute & Complex Care—Theory (3), Clinical (3), Lab (1)  7
    NURS 2920 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II 2
    NURS 2950 Nursing Leadership (Theory (2), Clinical (1)) 3
  • 40 credits 
    BIOL1106+**        Principles of Biology I  4
    BIOL 2113+  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4
    BIOL 2114+  Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4
    BIOL 2201+  Microbiology  4
    CHEM 1050+ Fundamentals of  General, Organic and Biological Chemistry  3
    CMST 1110  Introduction to Communication OR CMST 2220 Interpersonal Communication OR CMST 2210 Intercultural Communication  3
    ENGL 1121 or 1121*+ College Writing & Critical Thinking 4
    PHIL 1200 Medical Ethics OR PHIL 1110 Introduction to Ethics 3
    PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4
    PSYC 2235+ Lifespan Development 4
    SOC 1111 General Sociology OR ANTH 2201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3

    **BIOL 1106 is needed for prerequisite for Biol 2113 (4 credits) and is also a prerequisite for BIOL 2113 and 2201.
    + Course has a prerequisite. Prerequisites are listed on the course schedule and in the Anoka-Ramsey Catalog Course Descriptions pages.

  • To graduate with your associate in science (AS) degree in Nursing from Anoka-Ramsey Community College, you must fulfill the following General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements:

    • A minimum of 75 semester credits numbered 1000 or above.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
    • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all MnTC courses.
    • Satisfy residency requirements. See page 27.
    • A minimum grade of C and an evaluation of “safe” in clinical practice must be earned in all program and General Education/MnTC requirements.
    • Completion of specific degree requirements.
    • To receive your diploma, you must apply to graduate.
    • The requirements of this program are subject to change without notice.

    NOTE: You are encouraged to contact an academic advisor at 763-433-1230 for course planning assistance and information about transfer credit evaluation and transfer options.

  • The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Nursing program is a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) consortium. MANE is an innovative nursing education consortium between a state university and seven community colleges. This partnership includes Metropolitan State University, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater College and Riverland Community College. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.

    The consortium has evolved in response to the evidence and with a commitment to excellence and innovation to partner to expand the capacity for baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. The goal of MANE is to make baccalaureate nursing education available to students across the state, allowing qualified students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree within four years on every partner campus. The collaborative nursing curriculum, developed jointly with practice partners will prepare the nurse of the future to care for Minnesota’s increasingly diverse and aging population.

    Clinical learning experiences are provided at hospitals and community health care facilities throughout the metro and the surrounding suburbs. Two unique nursing curricular tracks are offered with the option of an associate in science degree (AS) in Nursing. The basic Nursing program, Traditional Track and the Mobility Track both require completion of an entire three semester Nursing course sequence and liberal arts requirements. Please note that Nursing courses at Anoka-Ramsey are offered daytime only. Students are automatically admitted to the baccalaureate program to facilitate completion of a bachelor of science (BS) degree in Nursing. In the acute care setting, preference for hiring is given to applicants who have completed a bachelor’s in Nursing or are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.

  • Mission: The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is to increase baccalaureate prepared nurses through collaborative, transformative educational strategies.

    Vision: Through increased access to baccalaureate nursing education MANE will prepare professional nurses to promote health and meet the evolving and complex healthcare needs of an increasingly diverse population in Minnesota.

    MANE Philosophy
    We believe the purpose of nursing education is to prepare professional nurses to practice successfully in today’s complex health care environment, respond to future health care needs, and lead in the broader health care system. A commitment to excellence in professional nursing practice, based on a set of collaborative core nursing values and innovation, is reflected in the use of integrative review in a spiraled, competency-based curriculum. We believe in a transformative curriculum that moves away from independent silos of education to a collaborative effort between universities, community colleges, and practice with the goal of increasing numbers of baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. This collaborative curriculum fosters a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. We believe baccalaureate nursing education enhances a comprehensive understanding of healthcare policy, research, systems leadership, and community health nursing.

    MANE nursing graduates are educated to use the best available evidence in making sound clinical judgments during provision of safe, high quality, holistic nursing care across the lifespan and the health continuum. We believe with the use of informational technology, a nurse is prepared to provide health care in a variety of environments.  We believe nurses act as transformational leaders and vital members of an interdisciplinary team. A strong focus on health promotion supports nursing graduates to best serve diverse individuals, families, and communities locally, nationally, and globally.

    We believe adult learners must be actively engaged in the learning process. We value lifelong learning, reflective nursing practice, and insights gained through self-analysis and self-care. Faculty members teaching in the MANE curriculum model professionalism, scholarship, inclusiveness, beneficence, and collegiality. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.

    MANE Philosophy, Mission and Vision Statements: © Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education, 2013

  • Sign up for an Information Session.

  • Applicants to the Anoka-Ramsey's MANE nursing program are required to take the most current Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to being admitted.

    Students must register for the ATI TEAS test dates through ATI. ATI TEAS Fee at MANE Sites - $76 (subject to change)

    ATI Nursing Education website (Set up an account with ATI in order to register for the TEAS test)

    Register for ATI/TEAS Testing

    A new version of the ATI TEAS test became available September 2016. All current applicants and re-applicants to the nursing program must take the new version of the test. TEAS V results will no longer be accepted.                                                                                    

    Content Area Number of Test Items Amount of Time Allotted
    Reading 48 58 minutes
    Mathematics 34 51 minutes
    Science 54 66 minutes
    English and Language Usage 34 34 minutes

    Please plan approximately one (1) minute for every question. You do not need to have #2 pencils as this is an electronic test, but feel free to bring a writing utensil and scratch paper will be provided.

    Attend the FREE TEAS Prep Classes to reduce your test anxiety, learn test taking tips and strategies, and brush up on the science, math, grammar and reading skills you need to get the best score you can on the TEAS test.

  • Be sure to review the information on the Minnesota Board of Nursing website for important information about preparing for the NCLEX.

  • The Student Nursing Association (SNA) is a student run organization that is dedicated to promoting the success and health of all Anoka-Ramsey students and the community we serve.  We strive to provide education and leadership opportunities to all students. We are a member school of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) whose mission is: to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.

    National Student Nursing Association (NSNA):

    The SNA has meetings and events at both campuses: 

    Cambridge Campus Meetings:
    Tuesdays, 12 to 1 pm, Rm E241

    Coon Rapids Meetings:
    Mondays: Jan. 23*, Feb. 6, Feb. 27, Mar. 20, Apr. 3, Apr. 10, & May 1*
    2:15 to 4:15 pm, Rm B235
    *Jan. 23, Legacy Room (SC270 / SC272)
    *May 1, Riverview Room (SC200)

  • *Some occupations may require advanced education

    • Ambulatory Care Nurse
    • Case Manager
    • Clinic Nurse
    • Community Nurse
    • Correctional Nurse
    • Critical Care Nurse
    • Enterostomal Therapy Nurse
    • Flight Nurse
    • Forensic Nurse
    • Gastroenterology/Endoscopy Nurse
    • Home Care/Visiting Nurse
    • Infection Control Nurse
    • Intravenous Therapy Nurse
    • Long-Term Care Nurse
    • Managed Care Nurse
    • Maternal/Child Nurse
    • Medical Equipment Sales and Training
    • Mental Health Nurse
    • Parish Nurse
    • Perioperative Nurse
    • Pharm/Med Sales
    • Rehabilitation Nurse
    • Research Nurse
    • School Nurse
    • Staff Nurse
    • Subacute Care Nurse
    • Telephone Triage
    • Travel Nurse

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