Program Details

Inver Hills collaborated with community colleges and universities in the Minnesota State system to help develop the innovative Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) curriculum.

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

Vision: To prepare professional nurses to promote health and meet the evolving and complex healthcare needs of our communities.

Goal: 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 Inver Hills MANE Nursing program admissions process admits you to both the Metropolitan State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) and Inver Hills A.S. in Nursing programs.

The Spring 2023 application is closed.

The Fall 2023 application will be open from December 1 through February 1.

MANE Holistic Admissions Process

The holistic admission process allows for evaluation or more than Metrics (GPA and TEAS). The process evaluates three components of an applicant's history:

  1. Metrics (GPA and TEAS)
  2. Experiences
  3. Attributes

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Nursing at Inver Hills

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TEAS Admission Test Information

As an applicant to the Inver Hills MANE Nursing program, you are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) developed by ATI Nursing Education prior to being admitted.


The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Nursing program at Inver Hills is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the A.S. in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

You can view public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program by visiting Search ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs.

ACEN Mission, Purpose and Goals
ACEN Philosophy of Accreditation

ACEN Recognition

The Inver Hills A.S. in Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Board Mission, Functions and Values
Board News

Nursing Program Philosophy

The core of the Inver Hills MANE Nursing program belief system is to provide a quality student-centered education which promotes life-long learning. Faculty believes in facilitating an intellectual learning environment through the use of evidence based practice, innovative teaching strategies, and role modeling.

Students and faculty advocate for the community; understanding the diverse needs of the people we serve. We believe health is a dynamic process that differentiates individually and collectively. We believe nursing uses integrative knowledge and caring that requires a holistic approach embracing the dignity and strength of each individual.

Nursing Program Outcomes and Curriculum

Student Learning Outcomes Semester Five Benchmark

  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. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide holistic nursing care.
  5. Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to a variety of health care situations.
  6. Incorporate ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational environments.
  7. Practice holistic, evidence-based nursing care including diverse and underserved individuals, families, and communities.

Transfer Information

As a student enrolled in the dual-admission MANE Nursing program, you can complete your Associate of Science (A.S.) requirements at Inver Hills and then go on to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at Metropolitan State University.

Learn more about Metro State’s BSN program by visiting Nursing MANE BSN.

The A.S. in Nursing at Inver Hills has articulation agreements with Minnesota State and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: RN-BSN. The Nursing program also participates in the Minnesota State Statewide Nursing Program Transfer Agreement: BSN Completion.

Student Clubs

Student Nurse Leadership Organization (SNLO)

Purpose: Promote professional and personal growth for nursing students through social, educational, and recreational activities.


Sandy George, RN, BSN
Nursing Faculty
Health Services Nurse
SNLO Faculty Advisor

Continuing Education - CNA Testing and BLS Training

Healthcare is a fast-growing field that provides a large variety of fascinating and essential job opportunities. Minnesota Training Connection offers the following continuing education courses:

Nursing at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Nursing program:

  1. Work as a key member of a professional healthcare team to provide quality patient care in a variety of fast-paced medical facilities
  2. Practice a wide range of healthcare processes, techniques, and diagnostic procedures in high-tech simulated and live clinical environments
  3. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  4. Use therapeutic communication and critical-thinking skills to provide quality patient care
  5. Work directly with knowledgeable, student-focused nursing faculty with extensive experience in the nursing field
  6. Be dual-enrolled in the B.S.N. program at Metropolitan State University
  7. Save money and continue your academic and professional career with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.