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Professional Nursing Mobility Program

Program Overview

PTC's Nursing Mobility program is offered for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) who desire to pursue an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing to become a registered nurse (RN). With an A.S. in Nursing, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. Registered nurses with associate degrees are typically employed in hospitals, clinics, hospice care, long-term care, and assisted living facilities.

- Minnesota Board of Nursing program approval (Listed under "Licensure-preparing Programs Leading to an Associate Degree")
- NCLEX-RN pass rates

Apply to PTC's Nursing Mobility Program

All applicants must complete an internal PTC Nursing Mobility Application during the application window period to continue into the core Nursing Mobility program which begins the fall semester. The link to that internal application, application packets, and information session information will be posted to this section of the website during the application window which is the third Monday of January through the first Friday of March of that calendar year. No personal notifications either by mail or e-mail are sent. PTC Nursing Mobility Applications will ONLY be accepted by mail and ONLY during the application window. All applications must be postmarked by the final day of the application window which is the first Friday of March each year for the fall semester.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All applicants also must apply to the college and have a current application submitted. It is encouraged that applicants apply to the college well in advance of the posting of the internal PTC Nursing Mobility Application so any transfer work can be completed in a timely manner. Any additional coursework needed to enter the program will be identified at that time. Students must complete all required coursework to enter into the program. Coursework may be completed the same semester in which the student is applying.

For Admission to the Program


-- Current LPN (licensed practical nurse)
-- Documentation of current Health Care Provider CPR course
-- Completion of required criminal background check
-- Clinical site physical/immunizations

Program Plan

Prior to admission to NURS courses, students must complete the following 28 credits of required general education courses with no substitutions accepted.

BIOL 1250 General Biology (4)
BIOL 1255 Microbiology (3)
BIOL 1260 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIOL 1270 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
ENGL 1276 College Composition (4)
PHIL 1220 Human Ethics (3)
PSYC 1200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSYC 1250 Lifespan Development (3)
General Education Electives, Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (2)
- must include two credits from any MnTC goal area

Application and acceptance to the following portion of the program is required prior to taking NURS courses.

NURS 2923 Role Transition: LPN to Professional Nurse (2)
NURS 2924 Professional Nursing Theory I (3)
NURS 2925 Professional Nursing Lab I (3)
NURS 2922 Professional Nursing Practicum I (4)
NURS 2930 Professional Nursing Leadership and Management (4)
NURS 2935 Professional Nursing Theory II (4)
NURS 2936 Professional Nursing Practicum II (4)
LPN students will be awarded Advanced Standing nursing credits (6)

Nursing Program Handbook

The Nursing Program Handbook provides information regarding policies, procedures, available resources and common issues that are of concern to PTC nursing students. Students are responsible for using the handbook as a resource when questions arise and as a guide to academic and nonacademic policies and procedures.

Course Outlines

For more specific information about this program's required courses, visit the Course Outlines page.

Cost of Program

To determine the cost of this program, visit the Tuition and Fees page. For scholarship information, visit the Scholarships page. Tip: Look for the "Healthcare Scholarship!"

Have more questions?

Try reviewing our "Nursing FAQs" page!