Associate degree and Bachelor’s degree nursing applications are accepted two times a year. Students must attend a nursing information session and complete TEAS testing prior to applying to the program. Students must also be current with their BLS/CPR certification prior to starting the nursing program. Register here for training
- Fall semester start – Applications are accepted December 1 through February 1 [PDF]
- Spring semester start – Applications are accepted April 1 through June 1
Students interested in nursing begin with the pre-requisite general education courses.
Nursing information session
Attending a nursing information session is required for all applicants. You do NOT need to pre-register. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Students do NOT apply for the nursing program during the information session.
- Nursing options available at Ridgewater – Practical Nursing and MANE
- Overview of Practical Nursing (PN)
- Overview of MANE
- Admissions criteria and application process for PN and MANE
- Hutchinson Campus
Start time 10:00 am, sessions last approximately one hour. Park in the West parking lot.
Room 270 April 10 May 15
- Willmar Campus
Start time 10:00 am, sessions last approximately one hour. Park in Lot A, enter thru the main entrance
Student Services Building Room A240 April 9 May 14
For the April 1 through June 1 application cycle the cutoff score to apply to MANE is 58.7.
Both the Hutchinson and Willmar campuses are sites for administering the TEAS VI test. Testing is available throughout the semester becoming limited as the semester comes to a close. Students are encouraged to plan ahead as space is limited. TEAS study material
Please arrive 15 minutes early to the testing site. Late arrivals will need to reschedule their test.
- Individuals must present a valid photo ID and their ATI username and password
- Schedule the full 4 hours to take the test
- Only four-function calculators are allowed
- Scratch paper will be provided by the testing center
- Cost for the exam is $80.00
TEAS testing schedule
- Hutchinson Campus
Register to take the TEAS VI on the Hutchinson Campus
Room 245 Seats - 25 Friday, April 26, Room 134 (Maximum 14 students) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 22 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday, May 23 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 29 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Willmar Campus
Register to take the TEAS VI on the Willmar Campus
Student Center A146
Stop at the front desk to obtain a parking pass
Seats - 16 Wednesday, April 10 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wednesday, April 24 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, May 9 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 22 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 29 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
It is Ridgewater College policy to provide flexible and individualized basis services to those who have disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Reasonable accommodations can be provided after appropriate documentation has been received and reviewed by the office of Disability Services. Testing accommodations are accessible at your current campus or the campus you plan to attend the MANE program. If you choose to take the TEAS exam at a Ridgewater location and require accommodations based on a professionally diagnosed and documented disability, you must submit documentation to support your request to the Disability Services Office 10 business days in advance of your preferred testing date. For TEAS testing accommodation requests, contact the Disability Services Office at 320-234-8650 Hutchinson Campus, and 320-222-8040 Willmar Campus. TTY: Minnesota Relay Service 7-1-1 or1-800-627-3529.