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:

Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to beginning their clinical placement.

  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!
  2. CLC Practical Nursing Diploma application. You must submit a Practical Nursing Diploma application for each semester you would like to be considered for the program. Fall 2020 Practical Nursing Application
  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.

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam measures entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.  Register and pay for this test at www.atitesting.com, CLC Brainerd Campus is a testing site.

2020 Practical Nursing Diploma Admission and Progression Requirements

NURSING A.S. DEGREE (TRADITIONAL):

The Traditional Nursing Associate of Science (AS) 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:

Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to beginning their clinical placement.

  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!
  2. CLC Traditional Nursing AS application. You must submit a Traditional Nursing AS application for each school year you would like to be considered for the program. 2020-2021 Traditional Nursing Application
  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.

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam measures entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.  Register and pay for this test at www.atitesting.com, CLC Brainerd Campus is a testing site.

2020-2021 Traditional Nursing AS Admission and Progression Requirements

NURSING A.S. DEGREE (ADVANCED STANDING):

The Advanced Standing Nursing Associate of Science (AS) 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:

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.

  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!
  2. CLC Advanced Standing Nursing AS application. You must submit an Advanced Standing Nursing AS application for each school year you would like to be considered for the program.  2020-2021 Advanced Standing Nursing Application
  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.

The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam measures entry-level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants.  Register and pay for this test at www.atitesting.com, CLC Brainerd Campus is a testing site.

2020-2021 Advanced Standing Nursing AS Admission and Progression Requirements

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Contact Information

Natalia DePauw

Natalia DePauw

Academic Advisor
Phone: 218-855-8036
Brainerd C119
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