Admissions Information for CLC Nursing Programs

Nursing Admissions

See below for detailed admissions information for each of the nursing programs offered at Central Lakes College.  Each program will accept students on a rolling basis.

Practical Nursing Diploma

The Practical Nursing Diploma program is a 36 credit, one-year program held entirely on the Staples Campus of Central Lakes College.  This program prepares students to take the NCLEX-PN Board exam and become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  This program begins once per year, each Fall semester.

Steps to Enroll.  To be admitted into the Practical Nursing program, CLC requires:

STEP 1.  Central Lakes College application.  You must be admitted to CLC prior to submitting a Nursing program application.  If you are a current CLC student, you have already completed this step!

STEP 2.  CLC Practical Nursing Diploma program application.  You must submit a Practical Nursing Diploma application for each semester you would like to be considered for the program.  Log in with username: starid@go.minnstate.edu and your Star ID password.

Fall 2022 Practical Nursing Diploma Program Application

STEP 3.  TEAS Exam Results.  An Adjusted Individual Total Score of 60% or better – please note we may lower our TEAS exam requirement to fill remaining spots in the program however, this is not guaranteed.  Find more information on the CLC TEAS Information webpage.

NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to beginning their clinical placement.  Clinical placements begin halfway through the first semester of the program.

Practical Nursing Diploma Admission and Progression Requirements

Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional)

The Traditional Nursing Associate of Science (A.S.) program is a 64 credit, two-year program held on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College.  This program prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN Board exam and become Registered Nurses (RNs).  This program begins twice per year, each Fall and Spring semester.

Steps to Enroll.  To be admitted into the Traditional Nursing program, CLC requires:

STEP 1.  Central Lakes College application.  You must be admitted to CLC prior to submitting a Nursing program application.  If you are a current CLC student, you have already completed this step!

STEP 2.  CLC Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional) program application.  You must submit a Traditional Nursing AS application for each school year you would like to be considered for the program.  Log in with username: starid@go.minnstate.edu and your Star ID password.

2022-2023 Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional) Program Application

STEP 3.  TEAS Exam Results.  An Adjusted Individual Total Score of 70% or better – please note we may lower our TEAS exam requirement to fill remaining spots in the program however, this is not guaranteed.  Find more information on the CLC TEAS Information webpage.

NOTE: Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to beginning their clinical placement.  Clinical placements begin during the second semester of the program.

Traditional Nursing AS Admission and Progression Requirements

Nursing A.S. Degree (Advanced Standing)

The Advanced Standing Nursing Associate of Science (A.S.) program is a 64 credit (including pre-requisites), one-year program held on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College.  This program prepares Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to take the NCLEX-RN Board exam and become Registered Nurses (RNs).  This program begins twice per year, each Fall and Spring semester.

Steps to Enroll.  To be admitted into the Advanced Standing Nursing program, CLC requires:

STEP 1. Central Lakes College application.  You must be admitted to CLC prior to submitting a Nursing program application.  If you are a current CLC student, you have already completed this step!

STEP 2.  CLC Nursing A.S. Degree (Advanced Standing) program application.  You must submit an Advanced Standing Nursing AS application for each school year you would like to be considered for the program.  Log in with username: starid@go.minnstate.edu and your Star ID password.

2022-2023 Nursing A.S. Degree (Advanced Standing) Program Application

STEP 3.  TEAS Exam Results.  An Adjusted Individual Total Score of 70% or better – please note we may lower our TEAS exam requirement to fill remaining spots in the program however, this is not guaranteed.  Find more information on the CLC TEAS Information webpage.

NOTE: Applicants must be Licensed Practical Nurses prior to beginning the program.  This means Practical Nursing Licensure in Minnesota by August 1 for Fall start or January 1 for Spring start.

Advanced Standing Nursing AS Admission and Progression Requirements

Schedule an Appointment with the Nursing Advisor

Contact Information

Schedule an Appointment with the Nursing Advisor

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Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Mallori Sheik Director of Accessibility Services Accessibility 218-855-8175 mallori.sheik@clcmn.edu 4
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor Faculty Mathematics Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Faculty Psychology 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray instructor HistoryTransferPathway - History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Jim Kocherer Instructor FarmBusinessManagement 763-218-7030 jim.kocherer@clcmn.edu https://dynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com/ShowForm.aspx?RequestedDynamicFormTemplate=0938e712-0d6d-4332-aba3-158670c49513 17
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Teresa Schmitz Assistant Director of HR Human Resources 218-855-8050 teresa.schmitz@clcmn.edu 19
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessInstructor - BusinessTransfer 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
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