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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nursing Programs

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Pre-Licensure Program Overview

The basic nursing program is for individuals who wish to become a registered nurse.

Visit the Pre-Licensure Program Website

RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Overview

The RN Baccalaureate Completion Program is for individuals who are licensed registered nurses (RN), have graduated from a diploma or associate degree program and are interested in completing a baccalaureate degree.

Visit the RN Baccalaureate Completion Website

The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Program Overview

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program and Post–Masters Certificate Program are dedicated to developing Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) who advance nursing clinical practice, education, and research in practice settings.

Visit the MS: Family Nurse Practitioner Website

The Master of Science: Nurse Educator Program Overview

The Nurse Educator Program and Post–Master's certificate programs are dedicated to developing nurse educators who advance nursing clinical practice, education and research in academic and practice settings.

Visit the MS: Nurse Educator Website

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) curriculum prepares nurses to be Family Nurse Practitioners, while the post-nursing master's DNP program prepares advanced practice nurses at the doctoral level.

Visit the Doctor of Nursing Practice Website

For courses in the various nursing programs, contact the School of Nursing at 507-389-6022 to be directed to the appropriate coordinator.

Ms. Kasi Johnson
Student Relations Coordinator
Phone: 507-389-6022

Dr. Laura Schwarz
RN Baccalaureate Completion Coordinator
Phone: 507-389-6809

Dr. Julie Hebenstreit
Chairperson and Basic Program Coordinator
Phone: 507-389-6828

Dr. Patricia Young
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Phone: 507-389-6824 Email: