The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Nursing prepares you for a career in professional nursing. Admission to the Nursing program is limited and competitive; a separate application is required. Many students enroll at Inver Hills and complete prerequisite courses before applying to the Nursing program. Advanced standing is offered to qualified licensed practical nurses (LPN’s) interested in the MANE nursing program.Student Dual Admission Manual IHCC Nursing Program Outcomes
In collaboration with community colleges and universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Inver Hills helped develop the innovative Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum. As a transformative approach to nursing education, MANE encourages a deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing health care environment.
The Inver Hills MANE Nursing program admissions process admits you to both the Metropolitan State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Inver Hills A.S. in Nursing programs.MANE Nursing application
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Start date: Spring Semester 2018
TEAS Admission Test Information
Applicants to the Inver Hills' MANE Nursing program are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) developed by ATI Nursing Education prior to being admitted.Register for TEAS testing
Students requesting accommodations for TEAS testing are directed to test at a campus where they will be applying if at all possible.
ATI TEAS V testing is available throughout the semester with availability becoming limited as the semester comes to a close. Students are encouraged to plan ahead as space is limited.
Tests at Inver Hills
TEAS testing will take place in the College Center, room 290 - follow this link for a campus map and directions. Late arrivals will not be admitted to the test.
Alternate testing dates are available at other schools participating as a partner with the MANE curriculum: Anoka Ramsey Community College, Century College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Riverland Community College and Ridgewater College. Please check ATI Nursing Education for more information on these dates.
The Inver Hills Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
The Inver Hills Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
Nursing information sessions
Interested in studying at Inver Hills to become a registered nurse? If you are not already an Inver Hills student, come to an information session and learn all about our Nursing program. If you are a current student, you can contact an academic counselor or advisor to determine your best plan for applying to the program.
Check the schedule below for the most convenient session to attend.
Associate of Science (A.S.) in Nursing – 75 credits
General Requirements for the A.S. in Nursing:
- At least 75 credits
- A grade of C or better in each required nursing and liberal arts courses
- Must maintain a grade of C or higher in all college coursework and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status to progress in the nursing program
Fall or spring semester start
Nursing Curriculum – 35 credits
|NURS 2700||Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion||9 cr|
|NURS 2750||Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse||2 cr|
|NURS 2800||Chronic and Palliative Care in Nursing||7 cr|
|NURS 2820||Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse||3 cr|
|NURS 2850||Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I||2 cr|
|NURS 2900||Acute and Complex Care in Nursing||7 cr|
|NURS 2920||Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II||2 cr|
|NURS 2950||Nursing Leadership I||3 cr|
Liberal Arts Curriculum – 40 credits
1 See course listing for course prerequisite.
2 BIOL 2305 may be substituted to fulfill this requirement.
3 PSYC 1215 combined with 1220 may be substituted for PSYC 1210.
4 BIOL 1115 may be substituted to fulfill this requirement.
|ENG 1108||Writing and Research Skills||4 cr|
|COMM 1100 or
COMM 2230 or
|Interpersonal Communication or
Small Group Communication or
|BIOL 1120 or
Exploring Biology or
Biology: From Cell to Organism
|BIOL 2201||Anatomy and Physiology I 1||4 cr|
|BIOL 2202||Anatomy and Physiology II 1||4 cr|
|BIOL 2205||Microbiology 1,2||4 cr|
|PSYC 1101 or
|General Psychology or
General Psychology with lab
|PSYC 1210||Lifespan Psychology 3||4 cr|
|Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature||(See Goal 6 of MnTC)||3 cr|
|ANTH 1110 or
ANTH 1130 or
ANTH 2130 or
|Cultural Anthropology or
Intro to Biological Anthropology or
Medical Anthropology or
|PHIL 1112 or
Critical Issues in Human Biology 4
Nursing Assistant Certificate – 5 credits
The Nursing Assistant Certificate at Inver Hills provides training required for basic entry into health care as a nursing assistant or home health aide, including 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Students are prepared to take the state registry exam for certification upon completion of the course. The course meets the NA requirement for admission to the Inver Hills Community College Nursing Program.
Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.Coursework Program Planning Guide
Nursing Core Curriculum (5 credits)
|NURS 1001||Nursing Assistant||5 cr|
|Note: To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.|