Nursing Mobility Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (L.P.N.)
If you are currently a licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.), the Nursing Mobility Program enables you to
earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Nursing upon completion of two transition courses and
semesters three and four of the Nursing Program.
After satisfactorily completing the requirements for the A.S. degree in nursing, graduates are eligible to
apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam–R.N. Authorization to take this exam comes from
the Minnesota State Board of Nursing as a result of the graduate’s application to the board for
licensure as a R.N. After passing the exam, students are eligible to apply for licensure in all states.
MCTC has articulation agreements with Metropolitan State University, the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities Consortium, and other private institutions, giving you the opportunity to transfer upon
completion of the A.S. degree to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (B.S.N.).
Nursing Program Accreditation:
The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by the National
League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326
Admission to the Nursing Mobility Program:
The Nursing Mobility Program is a selective admission program. Admission to the nursing programs at
MCTC is highly competitive. Before applicants are eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing
Mobility Program, they must complete several admission requirements.
All applicants who have completed the minimum admission requirements and application procedures
listed by the program deadline will be considered for admission to the program. Please do not submit
an application if you have not met all of the admission requirements.
Nursing Mobility Program Admission Requirements:
The following prerequisites MUST BE completed prior to applying for admission to the Fall 2010/Spring
2011 programs. We will not accept applications from candidates who have not met the following
General Admission to MCTC:
Apply for general admission to MCTC and pay the $20 application fee (if you are not already an
MCTC student). Apply online at www.minneapolis.edu/applynow
Practical Nursing Requirement
To be eligible to apply to the Mobility Program candidates must:
- be a graduate of a Practical Nursing Program and
- have achieved a minimum grade of straight “C” or higher in every course on the first attempt, and
- be licensed currently as a Practical Nurse (L.P.N.).
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Applicants must complete the college placement test in:
- reading and place into READ 1300 or successfully complete all developmental reading
coursework to achieve the required placement level before applying, and
- math and place into MATH 0080 or successfully complete all developmental math coursework
to achieve the required placement level before applying. If you take developmental math
coursework at MCTC to meet the math placement requirement, your transcript must show a
letter grade of “A”, “B”, or “C” in MATH 0070 or MATH 0080. A grade of “P” (pass) will not be
The reading placement test score is accepted if taken between January 1, 2008 and January 29,
The math placement test score is accepted if taken between January 1, 2009 and January 29,
You are required to know whether or not your test scores meet the established placement test
guidelines and testing time frames. Please note that the testing time frames for math are different
than the time frames for reading, English and ESL listening and speaking placement test scores.
Taking the word of a third party is NOT sufficient proof for determining that you have met
placement testing requirements. If you have taken your placement tests at MCTC, you can obtain
documentation of scores and test dates from the Testing Center (T.2800). Refer to the Placement
Testing schedule for testing hours, information and study questions at
NOTE to candidates with previous college coursework regarding placement testing requirements:
You are REQUIRED to complete the reading placement test regardless of degree(s) held, UNLESS
you meet one of the following requirements:
Completion of READ 1300 or a transfer equivalent with a grade of “B” (3.0) or higher as
documented on the college transcript or
Completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 at MCTC with a score of 85% or higher in the course
AND on the exit exam. Requirement must be documented on the MCTC Reading Instructor
skip list or
Completion of a transfer equivalent to READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 with a letter grade of “B”
(3.0) or higher. No grades of “P” (pass) are accepted.
Completion of a college level English (writing) course is NOT equivalent to meeting the reading
Waiver of placement testing requirements based on completion of previous college coursework for
math may be granted based on review of your transcript by an admissions advisor (new students)
or if you are already an MCTC student, by a counselor or advisor. Please note that in order for a
previous college math course to meet the math placement requirement, it must be a transfer
equivalent to an MCTC math course and it must have been taken for a letter grade. Meeting Goal 4
of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is not an equivalent to meeting the math
requirement for the nursing program.
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ESL Students ONLY: In addition to the placement tests listed above, candidates who do not speak
English as their primary language and have identified on either the placement test or application
that English is not their primary language must complete the ESL Listening and Speaking
placement test between January 1, 2008 and January 29, 2010 and receive a score of 87 or higher
or successfully complete ESOL 0043 (Listening and Speaking IV). Waiver of the listening and
speaking placement testing requirement based on previous college coursework might be granted
based on review of your transcript by an admissions advisor (new students) or if you are already an
MCTC student, by a counselor or advisor.
General Education Coursework Requirement:
Completion of a minimum of 10 semester credits of coursework from the Minnesota Transfer
Curriculum (MnTC) or transfer equivalent with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of
2.75 or higher in all previous college coursework completed.
Completion of the following courses or a transfer equivalent:
-ENGL 1110 (College English I) with a grade of straight “B” or higher
-BIOL 2224 (Anatomy w/lab) completed within the last five years with a grade of straight “C” or
-PSYC 2240 (Lifespan Development) with a grade of straight “C” or higher
Coursework must be documented on the college transcript.
Any applicant who has received more than one (1) withdrawal ("W") or letter grade of "D" or "F"
in ANY of the following science courses will be denied admission to the program: CHEM 1020, BIOL
1120, 2200, 2224, 2225, 2226, 2230, 2231, or a transfer equivalent. An applicant that has more
than one (1) withdrawal ("W") in these science courses and can provide evidence that the "W" was
due to a significant extraordinary life circumstance (for example, medical emergency, death of an
immediate family member, military deployment) may seek an exception to this requirement by
submitting a petition along with authoritative documentation providing proof to the Office of
Admission (T.2200) BEFORE the application acceptance period beginning January 19, 2010.
All candidates who have met the admission requirements listed and are eligible for admission
consideration to the Nursing Mobility Program are required to submit the following documentation in
a single packet to the Student Services Center (T.2200) during the application acceptance period,
which is January 19, 2010 through February 1, 2010:
Completed application to the Nursing Mobility Program
Copy of current L.P.N. license with expiration date
Official copies in sealed envelopes of ALL previous college transcripts (except MCTC and
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system transcripts – Please NOTE: the
University of Minnesota system is not a part of the MnSCU system) EVEN if you have previously
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submitted transcripts to MCTC. For a list of MnSCU system schools, visit
Placement Test Scores: If you took the ACCUPLACER placement test at another college (not
MCTC), you must attach a copy of the placement test scores. Test scores must be completed during
the time frame listed above for reading, math and if applicable, ESL listening and speaking, in order
to be valid and accepted.
Proof of meeting all of the minimum admission requirements must be documented on the paperwork
submitted at time of application to the Nursing Mobility Program. If evidence of meeting the minimum
admission requirements is not documented and submitted with the application or the requirements
have not been met, the applicant will be denied admission to the program.
We will accept application materials for the Nursing Mobility Program beginning January 19, 2010
through February 1, 2010. ALL required application materials and documentation must be submitted
together with the Nursing Mobility application form and may either be delivered in person to the
Student Services Center (T.2200), located on the second floor of the Technical Building, during business
hours or mailed to: Nursing Program Admission, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, 1501
Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The Application Deadline is February 1, 2010 (in person
by 6:00 p.m. or postmarked) and there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this deadline. The Admissions
Office does not accept faxed applications or documentation.
Admission to the Nursing Mobility Program is highly competitive, and the college may not be able to
accept all applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements. Applicants who meet minimum
admission requirements and submit all required documentation by the application deadline are
reviewed under a competitive admission process.
Priority admission to the Nursing Mobility Program will be given to those applicants who have:
completed all PN coursework on the first attempt with a grade of straight “C” or higher in all
nursing courses as documented on the transcript, and
a minimum cumulative science GPA of 2.75 or higher in all science courses completed, and
an overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on all previous college coursework completed.
Awarding of spaces will first be filled by a lottery of candidates who meet the priority admission
criteria. If the number of candidates meeting the priority admission criteria exceeds the number of
spaces in the program, any remaining candidates in the priority admission pool will be placed on the
waiting list. Candidates not selected from the waiting list and still interested in the Nursing Mobility
program must complete a new application and meet established admission requirements published for
admission consideration to the Fall 2011/Spring 2012 program.
All applicants will be notified of their application status for the Nursing Mobility Program via U.S. mail
by May 1, 2010.
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If any openings become available in the spring 2011 Nursing Mobility Program, applicants from the
waiting list will be notified by U.S. Mail. In order to protect privacy, MCTC will never disclose to anyone
the order in which a candidate’s name appears on the waiting list. Candidates will remain on the
waiting list until December 31, 2010. If a candidate on the waiting list does not receive a letter of
admission from the Office of Admissions dated on or before December 31, 2010 they will need to
complete a new application and meet established requirements to apply for admission to the Nursing
Mobility Program during the application acceptance period for fall 2011 and spring 2012.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) is committed to affirmative action,
equal opportunity, and American Disability Act principles in all of its programs, services, activities, and
employment. Minneapolis Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity educator and
employer. The information in this publication is subject to change without notice. This publication is
available in alternate formats; call 612/659- 6736, TTY 612-659-6731