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Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651.450.3000
Location: College Center

Outcomes

A.S., Nursing

Certificate, Nursing Assistant

A.S., Nursing

Purpose:

  • To prepare associate degree nurses who are capable of administering safe, patient-centered, holistic care in beginning level positions in nursing practice.
  • To prepare graduates who are qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
  • To provide opportunity for nursing students to recognize their commitment to personal and professional development.
  • To facilitate career mobility of LPNs and Paramedics toward the Associate Degree in Nursing.
  • To maintain an innovative nursing curriculum.
  • To promote and prepare students for continued formal professional nursing education.
  • To prepare graduates who are culturally competent.

Program Information:

Three unique nursing curricular tracks are offered, leading to the Associate in Science Degree (A.D.) in Nursing.

The Traditional Track requires completion of the entire four semester nursing course sequence and liberal arts requirements.

The LPN Mobility and Paramedic Mobility are offered to licensed practical nurses or qualified paramedics, and requires completion of a two and one-half semester nursing course sequence and completion of the liberal arts requirements. Completion time is determined by the number of liberal arts requirements met before entering the program and generally ranges from two to four semesters.

Clinical learning experiences are provided at hospitals and community health care facilities within St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs.

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission - 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404.975.5000).

Mission: The Inver Hills Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is committed to continuously improving student understanding and capabilities that help students become critical thinkers, culturally competent, holistic caregivers, teachers, advocates, interdisciplinary collaborators, leaders/managers and lifelong learners in a variety of community settings. The Inver Hills Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program values and supports diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of diverse students.

Educational Mobility: Graduates of the Inver Hills Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programsatisfy many of the lower-division, liberal arts requirements needed to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Students planning to enter baccalaureate nursing programs following completion of the A.D. in Nursing are advised to see a counselor for specific transfer advice. The Inver Hills Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program has a statewide articulation agreement with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) where there is a seamless transfer of credits to any college within the system toward a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

Application Requirements: Once accepted, students are required to submit the Health Immunization Record and to complete and pass a criminal background study required by the State of Minnesota. Background clearance must be obtained to participate in the Nursing Program. A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card is also required to be maintained throughout the Nursing Program.

Admission Requirements: Beginning with the applications for the 2012-2013 academic year, the nursing program admission requirements have been changed. The fact sheet is provided on the IHCC Nursing webpage for the nursing program and will be available in the Counseling department, the Nursing Department and from Student Services.

Nursing Admission Requirements a PDF document

NLN Pre-admission Exam (PAX RN) Requirement: Completion of the PAX RN exam prior to the application deadline with a minimum composite score of 110. Applicants can take the exam two times within a calendar year as long as the second exam is taken at least two months after the first exam. Applicants needing to take the exam can do so at Inver Hills. The cost of the exam is approx. 45 dollars. To take the exam, register online at www.nlnonlinetesting.org .

A practice review guide is available for purchase at http://www.nlnonlinetesting.org/pax/

PAX Testing Dates And Times
Spring Semester 2012
Location: B114

Date Time
Saturday, January 14 8:00am - 12:30pm
Saturday, January 21 8:00am - 12:30pm
Saturday, January 28 8:00am - 12:30pm

Students are advised to consult with a counselor in planning pre-entry and first semester course work.

General Requirements for the A.S. in Nursing

  • At least 64 credits.
  • A grade of C or better in each required nursing and liberal arts courses.

Nursing Program - Traditional Track

Applications for a Spring 2013 start date are currently being accepted. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2012.Traditional Track Application a PDF document

Nursing Curriculum (34 credits)
Course Number Title Credits
NURS 1020 The Registered Nurse Role in Health and Wellness 4cr
NURS 1025 Clinical Application for NURS 1020 4cr
NURS 1030 Nursing Interventions I: Health, Healing and
Holism and the Role of the Registered Nurse
4cr
NURS 1035 Clinical Application for NURS 1030 4cr
NURS 2222 Pathophysiological Approach to Health Problems
and Pharmacologic Therapy
3cr
NURS 2030 Nursing Interventions II: Health, Healing and Holism and the Role of the Registered Nurse 4cr
NURS 2035 Clinical Application for NURS 2030 4cr
NURS 2050 Synthesis and Transition to the Registered Nurse Role 3cr
NURS 2055 Clinical Application for NURS 2050 4cr
Total Credits: 34
Elective (optional)(3 credits)
Course Number Title Credits
NURS 1189 Clinical Internship 1cr
NURS 2025 Clinical Specialty Focus 1-4cr

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits

 

BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
BIOL 2205 Microbiology 3cr
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 2230 or 2240   3cr
INTS 1080 Medical Dosages 1cr
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
(PSYC 1215 and PSYC 1220 may be substituted for PSYC 1210)
4cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Liberal Arts electives (may include college Biology or Chemistry) 4cr
Total Credits: 30

LPN Mobility (Licensed Practical Nurse)

LPN Mobility Track Brochure
LPN Mobility Track Application a PDF document
LPN Mobility Track Checklist

Nursing Curriculum (34 credits)

(Summer Semester start)

Course Number Title Credits
  Assessment of LPN Knowledge and Skills 11cr
NURS 1160 Health, Healing and Holism and Role Transition from LPN to RN 4cr
NURS 1165 Clinical Application for NURS 1260 2cr
NURS 1130 Nursing Interventions I: Health, Healing and Holism and the Role of the Registered Nurse 4cr
NURS 2135 Clinical Application for NURS 1230 4cr
NURS 2222 Pathophysiological Approach to Health Problems and Pharmacologic Therapy 3cr
NURS 2150 Synthesis and Transition to the Registered Nurse Role 3cr
NURS 2155 Clinical Application for NURS 2250 3cr
Total Credits: 34
Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)
Course Number Title Credits

 

BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
BIOL 2205 Microbiology 3cr
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 2230 or 2240   3cr
INTS 1080 Medical Dosages 1cr
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
(PSYC 1215 and PSYC 1220 may be substituted for PSYC 1210)
4cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Liberal Arts electives (may include college Biology or Chemistry) 4cr
Total Credits: 30

Paramedic Mobility- Paramedic Track

The application deadline for Summer 2011 has passed. Future admissions applications are on hold until further notice.

Paramedic Mobility Track Brochure
Paramedic Mobility Track Application
Paramedic Mobility Track Checklist
Paramedic Mobility Work History Verification

Nursing Curriculum (34 credits)

(Summer Semester start)

Course Number Title Credits
  Assessment of Paramedic Knowledge and Skills 11cr
NURS 1260 Health, Healing and Holism and Role Transition from LPN to RN 4cr
NURS 1265 Clinical Application for NURS 1260 2cr
NURS 1230 Nursing Interventions I: Health, Healing and Holism and the Role of the Registered Nurse 4cr
NURS 2235 Clinical Application for NURS 1230 4cr
NURS 2222 Pathophysiological Approach to Health Problems and Pharmacologic Therapy 3cr
NURS 2250 Synthesis and Transition to the Registered Nurse Role 3cr
NURS 2255 Clinical Application for NURS 2250 3cr
Total Credits: 34
Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)
Course Number Title Credits

 

BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
BIOL 2205 Microbiology 3cr
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 2230 or 2240   3cr
INTS 1080 Medical Dosages 1cr
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
(PSYC 1215 and PSYC 1220 may be substituted for PSYC 1210)
4cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Liberal Arts electives (may include college Biology or Chemistry) 4cr
Total Credits: 30

Certificate, Nursing Assistant

Purpose: Provides training required for basic entry into health care as a nursing assistant or home health aide, including 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Students are prepared to take the state registry exam for certification unpon completion of the course. This course meets the NA requirement for admission to the Inver Hills Community College Nursing Program

Nursing Core Curriculum (5 credits)
Course Number Title Credits
NURS 1001 Nursing Assistant 5cr
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