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Schools offering Nursing in Minnesota

According to a report by Minnesota Public Radio, the number of people in the state aged 65 and over is expected to grow by 40 percent between 2010 and 2020. The aging population could strain the health care system, and Minnesota nursing schools online and on-campus should play an important role in meeting the growing demand for qualified nurses.

Training options for nurses

The University of Minnesota nursing school has campuses in locations such as the Twin Cities and Rochester, with a full range of university degree options:

  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, or BSN
  • Master's of Nursing, or MN--for students with a non-nursing bachelor's
  • Master's of Science in Nursing, or MSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, or DNP
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, or Ph.D.

Online nursing schools in Minnesota include Walden University School of Nursing, Kaplan University School of Nursing and Jacksonville University School of Nursing. 

Graduates of Minnesota nursing schools online and on-campus can pursue job opportunities at institutions like Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Fairview Health Services, and the Mayo Clinic, which is a nonprofit leader in medical care and research. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in the state had a mean annual wage of $73,770, while licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earned a yearly salary of $38,920 as of May 2010.

Nursing Schools in Minnesota

This list also contains online schools that accept students from Minnesota

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            Practical Nursing
            Brightwood College , Indianapolis

            Why Brightwood?

            Real-World Training

            We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

            Associate Degree in Nursing
            Fortis Institute , Westerville

            Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field.

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            Practical Nursing Diploma
            • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Listed as a 2015 Best for Vets school in the Career & Technical College category by Military Times.
            • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
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            Licensed Vocational Nurse
            • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
            • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
            • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
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            Practical Nursing (LPN)-CERT
            • Mildred Elley has been a provider of quality higher education since 1917, where it was founded in the Capital District of New York.
            • We have 3 conveniently located campus locations in Albany, NY, NYC Metro, NY and Pittsfield, MA with online options as well.
            • Our campuses feature student-run massage therapy clinics at Albany, Pittsfield and New York City Metro campuses, and a cosmetology clinic at the Pittsfield campus.
            • We offer over 20 Degree and Certificate programs with classes in the day, evening, and weekends.
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            Nursing Assistant
            • Training students for careers in the allied health field since 1994.
            • Recognized on the 2015 Military Friendly Schools List for accommodating military service members, veterans, and their spouses as students.
            • Has a MyUMA mobile app that provides classroom content, learning resources, grades, news, and more.
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            Platt College , Alhambra
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
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            Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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            • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
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            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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            • Features campuses that are heavily engaged in their respective communities, providing professional service from students and faculty.
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            Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

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