Contact Information

Admissions Team
Phone: 651-450-3902
Location: College Center

Application Deadlines

IHCC MANE Information and Application Package a PDF document

Application deadline: Feb 1, 2016
Start date: Fall 2016

IHCC MANE Curricular Map a PDF document

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Nursing - Degrees

A.S., Nursing (75 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: As a dual enrollment nursing program with Metropolitan State University, students can continue coursework to complete their bachelor’s degree upon the completion of associate degree requirements (listed below). For more information about the bachelor’s degree visit:

Program Information

The Inver Hills Community College nursing program is a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) consortium. MANE is an innovative nursing education consortium between a state university and 7 community colleges. This partnership includes Metropolitan State University, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater Community College, and Riverland Community College. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.

The consortium has evolved in response to the evidence and with a commitment to excellence and innovation to partner to expand the capacity for baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. The goal of MANE is to make baccalaureate nursing education available to students across the state, allowing qualified students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree within four years on every partner campus. The collaborative nursing curriculum, developed jointly with practice partners will prepare the nurse of the future to care for Minnesota’s increasingly diverse and aging population.

Clinical learning experiences are provided at hospitals and community health care facilities within St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. Two unique nursing curricular tracks are offered, leading to the Associate of Science Degree (A.D.) in Nursing. The basic Nursing Program, “Traditional Track,” requires completion of the entire three semester nursing course sequence and liberal arts requirements. The “Mobility Track” is offered to licensed practical nurses, and requires completion of three semester nursing course sequence and completion of the liberal arts requirements to obtain an AS degree in nursing. Students are encouraged to continue through to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing. In the acute care setting, preference for hiring is given to applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s in Nursing or are enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program.

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (AKA The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. - NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000.

MANE Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is to increase baccalaureate prepared nurses through collaborative, transformative educational strategies.

Vision: Through increased access to baccalaureate nursing education MANE will prepare professional nurses to promote health and meet the evolving and complex healthcare needs of an increasingly diverse population in Minnesota.

MANE Philosophy

We believe the purpose of nursing education is to prepare professional nurses to practice successfully in today’s complex health care environment, respond to future health care needs, and lead in the broader health care system. A commitment to excellence in professional nursing practice, based on a set of collaborative core nursing values and innovation, is reflected in the use of integrative review in a spiraled, competency-based curriculum. We believe in a transformative curriculum that moves away from independent silos of education to a collaborative effort between universities, community colleges, and practice with the goal of increasing numbers of baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. This collaborative curriculum fosters a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. We believe baccalaureate nursing education enhances a comprehensive understanding of healthcare policy, research, systems leadership, and community health nursing.

MANE nursing graduates are educated to use the best available evidence in making sound clinical judgments during provision of safe, high quality, holistic nursing care across the lifespan and the health continuum. We believe with the use of informational technology, a nurse is prepared to provide health care in a variety of environments.  We believe nurses act as transformational leaders and vital members of an interdisciplinary team. A strong focus on health promotion supports nursing graduates to best serve diverse individuals, families, and communities locally, nationally, and globally.

We believe adult learners must be actively engaged in the learning process. We value lifelong learning, reflective nursing practice, and insights gained through self-analysis and self-care. Faculty members teaching in the MANE curriculum model professionalism, scholarship, inclusiveness, beneficence, and collegiality. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.

Education Mobility

The MANE curriculum is designed as a dual enrollment Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree program with the option to graduate with an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree after completing 75 credits. Students are eligible to apply and register for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam after completing five semesters (Benchmark-curriculum plan). Students who opt to graduate with an ADN may choose to re-enter the program after obtaining licensure within three years to complete their BSN.

MANE Admission and Acceptance Process

The nursing program is a selective admission program; admission is highly competitive. Before applicants are eligible to apply, they must complete a number of requirements. Applicants then are offered admission to the program based on a ranked score. Meeting the minimum admission requirements to be placed in the candidate pool for admission consideration does not guarantee admission to the program. Students who are not admitted to the program may reapply the next available admission date.

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 clinicals throughout the Nursing Program. A current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card is required to be maintained throughout the program.

Admission policies are subject to change. Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time of application and received by the nursing department. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up to date on any changes that may affect their qualifications for acceptance.

A brochure outlining admission requirements and procedures in addition to a suggested sequence of courses is available from enrollment services or on this page. Students are advised to consult with a counselor or academic advisor to plan pre-entry and initial course work.

MANE Admission and Acceptance Policy a PDF document

General Requirements

  • At least 75 credits.
  • A grade of C or better in each required nursing and liberal arts courses.
  • Must maintain a grade of C or higher in all college coursework and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status to progress in the nursing program.

Nursing Program - Traditional Track

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

IHCC MANE Curricular Map
a PDF document

IHCC MANE Information and Application Packagea PDF document
Application deadline: June 1, 2015
Start date: Spring 2016
Application deadline: Feb 1, 2016
Start date: Fall 2016

Nursing Curriculum (35 credits)
Fall or spring semester start

Course Number Title Credits
NURS 2700 Foundations of Nursing-Health Promotion 9cr
NURS 2750 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse 2cr
NURS 2800 Chronic and Palliative Care in Nursing 7cr
NURS 2820 Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse 3cr
NURS 2850 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I 2cr
NURS 2900 Acute and Complex Care in Nursing 7cr
NURS 2920 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II 2cr
NURS 2950 Nursing Leadership I 3cr
Total Credits: 35

Liberal Arts Curriculum (40 credits)

1See course listing for course prerequisite. 
2BIOL 2305 may be substituted to fulfill this requirement.
3PSYC 1215 combined with 1220 may be substituted for PSYC 1210.

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 2230 or 2240   3cr
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I1 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II1 4cr
BIOL 2205 Microbiology1,2 3cr
PSYC 1101
PSYC 1201
General Psychology OR
General Psychology with lab
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology3 4cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3-4cr
ANTH 1110, 1130, 2130 or SOC 1127   3cr
PHIL 1112
BIOL 1114
Critical Issues in Human Biology
Liberal Arts electives
(Restricted to MnTC courses; recommend BIOL 1120 or 1154) 4-5cr
Total Credits: 40