The Spring 2025 application has closed.

The Fall 2025 application will be available from December 1 to February 1.

Beginning Fall 2024, Inver Hills is offering a new Nursing curriculum.

The new program has updated application and admissions requirements, compared to the previous MANE (Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education) admissions process.

Currents students and students admitted to Nursing Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 will complete the MANE Nursing Curriculum.

For those wishing to continue their nursing education, students can transfer and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). See Transfer information below.

Key takeaways:

  • The Inver Hills Nursing curriculum will change due to the dissolution of MANE.

  • Inver Hills will continue to admit qualified nursing students to the new curriculum, which will begin Fall 2024.

Inver Hills Nursing Program Application Workshop

Planning to apply to the Inver Hills nursing program? Come to a holistic admission application workshop to learn about the requirements to apply and to get connected to great campus resources to help you prepare!

Click here to choose a session that works best for you.

Important Notice

If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.

Some courses within this program require a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

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Current Inver Hills Nursing Students

Inver Hills, in partnership with the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE), offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum, along with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree.

Successful completion of the program will lead to an Associate of Science (AS) in Nursing from Inver Hills and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.

Program Details:

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Applicants

The deadline has passed for admission for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Students who are admitted to the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 cohorts will complete the MANE curriculum.

Important Information:

Fall 2024 Applicants and beyond

A new curriculum will be taught to nursing students admitted beginning Fall 2024. Prerequisites for the program will follow the plan in the 2023-2024 catalog.

Prospective students should reach out to the Admissions Office to inquire about beginning their RN degree. Please contact us at or 651-450-3902.

Program Details:

New IHCC Nursing Program Overview

Nursing at Inver Hills

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TEAS Admission Test Information

As an applicant to the Inver Hills Nursing program, you are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS version 7) developed by ATI Nursing Education. Your official score transcript must be received by Inver Hills prior to the application closing date. 

TEAS Prep Study Option

Looking for a flexible TEAS prep study option? South Suburban Adult Education offers complete independent, online studying using digital platforms and materials provided. Connect with your teacher once a week.

 If interested, contact South Suburban Adult Education by email at or call 651-306-3632.

Nursing Program Philosophy

The core of the Inver Hills Nursing program belief system is to provide a quality student-centered education which promotes life-long learning. Faculty believes in facilitating an intellectual learning environment through the use of evidence based practice, innovative teaching strategies, and role modeling.

Students and faculty advocate for the community; understanding the diverse needs of the people we serve. We believe health is a dynamic process that differentiates individually and collectively. We believe nursing uses integrative knowledge and caring that requires a holistic approach embracing the dignity and strength of each individual.

Nursing Program Outcomes and Curriculum

Student Learning Outcomes Semester Five Benchmark

  1. Demonstrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.
  2. Apply leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.
  3. Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.
  4. Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide holistic nursing care.
  5. Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to a variety of health care situations.
  6. Incorporate ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational environments.
  7. Practice holistic, evidence-based nursing care including diverse and underserved individuals, families, and communities.

Nursing at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Nursing program:

  1. Work as a key member of a professional healthcare team to provide quality patient care in a variety of fast-paced medical facilities
  2. Practice a wide range of healthcare processes, techniques, and diagnostic procedures in high-tech simulated and live clinical environments
  3. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  4. Use therapeutic communication and critical-thinking skills to provide quality patient care
  5. Work directly with knowledgeable, student-focused nursing faculty with extensive experience in the nursing field
  6. Save money and continue your academic and professional career with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.

Transfer Information | Admitted through Fall 2022

MANE dual enrollment with Metropolitan State University

Current nursing students admitted up to Fall 2022 are enrolled in the dual-admission MANE Nursing program. This allows you to complete your Associate of Science (A.S.) requirements at Inver Hills and then go on to complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at Metropolitan State University.

Learn more about Metro State’s BSN program by visiting Nursing MANE BSN.

Transferring to other Minnesota State universities

The Nursing program participates in the Minnesota State Statewide Nursing Program Transfer Agreement: BSN Completion, allowing for convenient transfer to any of the seven Minnesota State universities.

Additional transfer agreement

The A.S. in Nursing has a transfer agreement with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: RN-BSN.

Transfer Information | Admitted Spring 2023 and Later

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Options

Inver Hills Nursing graduates have several options to complete a BSN.

Transfer to Minnesota State universities

The Nursing program participates in the Minnesota State Statewide Nursing Program Transfer Agreement: BSN Completion, allowing for convenient transfer to any of the seven Minnesota State universities.

Additional transfer agreement

In addition, the A.S. in Nursing has a transfer agreement with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: RN-BSN.

Other transfer options

Students are encouraged to explore BSN completion options listed above, and are free to look at any colleges and universities that offer the degree.

Student Clubs

Student Nurse Leadership Organization (SNLO)

Purpose: Promote professional and personal growth for nursing students through social, educational, and recreational activities.


Sandy George, RN, BSN
Nursing Faculty
SNLO Faculty Advisor

Continuing Education - CNA Testing and BLS Training

Healthcare is a fast-growing field that provides a large variety of fascinating and essential job opportunities. Minnesota Training Connection offers the following continuing education courses:


The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Nursing program at Inver Hills is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the A.S. in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

You can view public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program by visiting Search ACEN Accredited Nursing Programs.

ACEN Mission, Purpose and Goals
ACEN Philosophy of Accreditation

ACEN Recognition

The Inver Hills A.S. in Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Board Mission, Functions and Values
Board News