ALERT: MANE Holistic Admissions for Spring 2021:
Related to COVID-19 we have delayed the Spring 2021 admissions cycle to June 1st – August 1st, 2020.
Due to the concerns with access to ATI TEAs testing, MANE is evaluating the admissions process. We anticipate there may be criteria changes for admissions to our MANE nursing programs. We are finalizing the details at this time.
Fall semester start
- December 1 through February 1 – applications are accepted
- March 15 – applicant notification of acceptance, waitlist or deny status
- April 1 – notification deadline of the applicant to accept admission to the program
Spring semester start
- April 1 through June 1 – applications are accepted
- July 15 – applicant notification of acceptance, waitlist or deny status
- August 1 – notification deadline of the applicant to accept admission to the program
Applications of students not accepted to the Associate Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree programs may choose to reapply for the next admission cycle, the student must
- Complete a new application form
- Update any materials needed for admission requirements
The following criteria are required for application to an Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at a collaborating college or university.
- General admission to an Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college or university.
- Submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the first semester of the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing curriculum plan.
- Official transcripts will be used to calculate GPA.
- The most recent course grade will be used for the GPA calculation, whether it is higher or lower than previous grades.
- Each course of the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing curriculum plan must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.
- Identification of previous enrollment in a nursing program.
- Full acceptance to the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college and university is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing curriculum plan, maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, including criteria in numbers 3 and 4 above
- All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application deadlines. (no max number of attempts)
- Effective for the next application cycle: April 1, 2018 – June 1, 2018, the cutoff score to apply to MANE is 58.7. Advanced standing applicants, Licensed Practical Nurses, must demonstrate: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States.
Admissions Criteria Changes
Consideration for admission to the MANE Nursing program is based on TEAS and GPA. Effective December 1, 2019, a Personal Statement is also required to complete the application.
This statement will be used to determine future criteria for Holistic Admissions and will not influence Fall 2020 admission. The Personal Statement is confidential and will not be shared outside of the Holistic Admissions workgroup.
Applications without the Personal Statement will be considered incomplete and will not move forward for consideration.
We thank you for your contribution to the MANE Phase I Holistic Admissions process.
Personal Statement as follows:
Respond to the following question for your personal statement. Your personal statement should be no more than 1,000 words.
Why nursing profession and why now?
Reflect upon and describe a strength and/or challenge related to an experience that influenced your future aspirations to pursue a nursing profession.
Note: *At this time, MANE is implementing Holistic Admissions in two phases.
- TEAS composite score divided by a factor of 10 (Ex: Composite score of 72% = 7.2)
- First semester GPA of Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing Program Plan (Ex: 2.75)
- The combined total TEAS and GPA score will be utilized to rank applicants for the order of acceptance.
- In the event of a tied combined total TEAS and GPA score, the applicant with the highest TEAS science sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance. If a further tie exists, the applicant with the highest TEAS math sub-score will advance in rank order for acceptance.
- All applicants, regardless of LPN or Paramedic/EMT status, will be placed into a common applicant pool based on the numeric score as identified in criteria 1-3.
Evidence of having completed the following criteria must be submitted to the college prior to the start of the degree and must remain current throughout the program. Requirement include, but may not be limited to
- Documentation of current CPR healthcare provider
- Completion of current Minnesota Human Services background check.
- If an applicant has been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, he or she should investigate the impact that the charge or conviction may have on his or her chances of employment or licensure as a registered nurse and the student’s chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid (by Minnesota Statute 135A. 157).
- If the applicant refuses or is disqualified as a result of the background study, the applicant will be unable to successfully complete the requirements for the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing program.
- Completed health and immunization record, including proof of current immunizations and tuberculosis testing, and/or other requirements as defined by the clinical agency.
- Each Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college and university will use shared standards for evaluation and selection of candidates.
- Each Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college and university will make program acceptance and admission decisions based on the terms and standards in this document.
- An applicant admitted to the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college will be considered dually admitted to a collaborating university.
- Each Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing collaborating college and university will adhere to common application deadline and acceptance decision notification dates to applicants.
- Students who are affirmed by the community college Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science Nursing nursing program as having met progression standards will be assured progression into the upper division work for the baccalaureate degree.