Traditional Nursing Associate of Science (A.S.) Admissions Requirements
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.
Program Admittance Requirements.
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 Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional) application for each school year you would like to be considered for the program. Available on the Nursing Admissions webpage.
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.
Additional Program Requirements.
Prior to starting the program, CLC requires:
Nursing Assistant education. A Minnesota Department of Health approved nursing assistant course taken within the last five years OR current status on the State of Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. NSGA 1110 Nursing Assistant, offered through CLC, will fulfill this requirement.
Placement into ENGL 1410 Composition I. You need to have successfully completed or be ready to take this course, which requires specific course placement prior to registration. More information available on the Course Placement & Testing webpage.
Placement into CHEM 1407 Life Science Chemistry. You need to have successfully completed or be ready to take this course, which requires specific course placement prior to registration. More information available on the Course Placement & Testing webpage.
Recommended Pre-Program Coursework.
The following General Education courses may be completed during the Traditional Nursing program, however earlier completion is strongly encouraged.
PHIL 2422 Medical Ethics, or transfer equivalent
BIOL 2468 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, or transfer equivalent
BIOL 2457 Microbiology, or transfer equivalent
ENGL 1410 Composition I, or transfer equivalent
CHEM 1407 Life Science Chemistry, or transfer equivalent
PSYC 2421 General Psychology, or transfer equivalent
BIOL 2467 Anatomy & Physiology I, or transfer equivalent
ENGL 1411 Composition II, or transfer equivalent
Academic Success. General education courses must be completed with a ‘C’ or better AND with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better. NURS courses must be completed with a ‘B-‘ or better.
Find full listing of Program Course Requirements on the Nursing A.S. Degree (Traditional) webpage.