Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
1100 Industrial Park Drive
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734
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LPN Program Details
The Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Practical Nursing program is a member of the Itasca Nursing Education Consortium (INEC). This enables the nursing student to continue their nursing education within this consortium without concern for transferability of nursing courses.
Upon completion of this nursing program, students may advance to the next level of their nursing education or complete the Minnesota State Board of Nursing licensure examination and apply for employment as a licensed practical nurse.
Before admission to the Practical Nursing program, students need to have successfully completed, with a letter grade of "C" or better, Intro to Computers (CSCI 1455) and General Psychology (PSYC 2551). Prior to the second semester of the Practical Nursing program, students must also have successfully completed the 4 credit Introduction to Nursing course (NURS 1215) with a letter grade of "C" or better, and a CPR course (BLS for Healthcare Providers). Two liberal arts courses, Lifespan Development (PSYC 2567) and College Writing (ENGL 1511) are included as part of the program.
All prerequisite and Semester I courses must be successfully completed with a letter grade of "C" or better before proceeding to Semester II courses. Students must obtain an 80 percent (“C”) success rate in each instructional course in order to continue in the program. Semester II courses must be completed with an 80 percent (“C”) success rate in order to continue to Semester III.
During the clinical portion of the program, occurring during Semester II and III, students spend two days of each week at the Virginia Regional Medical Center, the Virginia Convalescent Care Unit, and other facilities. Background checks are required by Minnesota State Law.
Course equivalency determination is subject to review and approval by the Mesabi Range Community and Technical College admissions personnel and the Practical Nursing Program Director.