Nursing (A.D.N.) - Admissions

Fall Semester Start: LPN to A.D.N. Mobility (RN Program) - 50 students

Open application period: December 1st through February 1st the following year.

Available Program Information:

  • Review the Historical Applicant Data.
  • You MUST be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to apply to the Nursing, Associate Degree (A.D.N.) Mobility Program.   
  • Attend an A.D.N. Mobility Program Information Meeting.
  • Applicants are only allowed to retake each prerequisite course a second time for this program. 
  • Review the A.D.N. Mobility Program webpages listed on the right column.

LPN to ADN Mobility Program Required Coursework:

Review the Required Coursework for the LPN to ADN Mobility Program

 Applying to the A.D.N. Mobility Program and Application Selection Process:

  • If you are not an admitted and registered student at SCTCC, apply to SCTCC, submit official transcripts to SCTCC, then complete Nursing (A.D.N.) Mobility Program application and supporting documentation during the open application period.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed by end of Spring Semester preceding the ADN programs's fall start date and you must be a licensed LPN to apply to the program.
  • Submit the Nursing (A.D.N.) Mobility Program Application online during the open application period . 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for prerequisite and required general education courses as well as in the top 9-credits of your previous LPN courses. Courses will not be considered if you have a D or F grade.
  • The top scoring applicants (based on the ADN rubric that consists of GPA, pre-requisite course completion, and work experience) will be notified shortly after the application period closes to schedule and take the ATI TEAS Exam in the following weeks. Students who have taken the ATI TEAS Exam previously may use that score if desired. Students are eligible to re-take the ATI TEAS Exam one time and the higher score will be accepted.
  • To learn more about how to prepare for the ATI TEAS Exam, please visit the ATI website for available ATI TEAS Exam study products Additional content preparation materials can be found in the SCTCC library, and by searching on the internet.
  • The top 50 applicants with the top combined scores (of the Rubric requirement and the ATI TEAS Exam) are accepted into the program. Notification of acceptance will take place a couple weeks after all potential candidates have completed the ATI TEAS Exam. 
  • Applicants who are not selected as one of the top scoring candidates are notified of non-acceptance and are encouraged to reapply during the next ADN Mobility program application period.
  • Non-accepted applicants who took the ATI TEAS Exam are notified and are encouraged to reapply during the next Nursing (ADN) Mobility program application period. Notification will take place a couple weeks after all potential candidates have completed the ATI TEAS Exam.

 Articulation Agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead - on-line BSN Program:

SCTCC has an articulation agreement with MSU-Moorhead that will accept all 64 credits of the Mobility Degree towards their on-line BSN degree 120 credit requirement.  If you are interested in pursuing this option you will want to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses as you must have these completed before applying to the BSN Program.  To get a second Degree Audit Report for the Associate of Arts added to your on-line E-Services student account, you can declare a second major by submitting a change of program form to the Admissions Team requestion the Associate of Arts degree as a second major.  The courses required for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum can be found at the top of listing of all of the majors at SCTCC.

Link to Minnesota Nursing Board NCLEX-RN Pass Rates of Professional Exams:

2012 - 2015 RN NCLEX Pass Rates

Criminal Background Study:

Any individual who has direct contact with patients and residents at health care facilities licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health must have a criminal background check completed.  Results of the study are to be on file in the Department of Nursing before students begin their clinical experiences.  Any student who does not pass the criminal background check will not be permitted to participate in clinical experiences.  Therefore, the individual is ineligible to progress in the Practical Nursing Program.

"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."

Criminal background studies are performed annually. For a list of disqualifying crimes or conduct visit the MN Statues Sec. 245C.15 page: Questions and appeals should be directed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division, 444 Lafayette Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55155-3824.  DHS Background Studies Unit  Phone: (651) 431-6620, Fax: (651) 296-1490.  Web address: