About the Program

Welcome to the Pre-Licensure Nursing Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

This program is designed for students that wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing and eventual licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The program is challenging and rewarding. Our program offers students the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings in both rural (Mankato area) and urban areas (Rochester &Twin cities).

As the Pre-Licensure Program Coordinator, I am responsible for coordinating activities within this undergraduate program and monitoring student progression. It is a privilege to work with our students who are eager to join the nursing profession and faculty who are committed to educating students in a caring environment.

Please feel free to contact our Student Relations Coordinator if you have further questions about our program. Thank you for visiting our website.

Marilyn Swan, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Pre-Licensure Program Coordinator

Campus Visits & Tours

Experience Minnesota State Mankato and learn more about the Pre-Licensure Program by visiting our campus. The Office of Admissions offers a variety of opportunities to meet your needs. Schedule a visit below!


Minnesota State University, Mankato has offered the professional nursing program since 1953 and is one of the nation's most respected Schools of Nursing (SON). The Pre-Licensure Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.  The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).  

Licensure and Certification

Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination–Registered Nurse (NCLEX–RN). Successfully passing this examination permits the graduate to practice as a registered nurse (RN). Graduates will have met the requirements for certification as public health nurses and licensure as school nurses in Minnesota. For eligibility for licensure in other states, please review this document.  

For Further Information:

Kasi Johnson, Student Relations Coordinator
School of Nursing
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-6022 (Office or Phone Appointments)
800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY)