The Practical Nursing applications are accepted one time a year. Students must attend a nursing information session 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 (for nursing courses)- Applications are accepted April 1 through June 1
Students interested in practical nursing have to have completed pre-requisite general education courses prior to applying.
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 MANE
- Overview of Practical Nursing (PN)
- 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.
VIRTUAL via ZOOM May 13 - VIRTUAL via Zoom
- Willmar Campus
Start time 10:00 am, sessions last approximately one hour. Park in Lot A, enter thru the main entrance
VIRTUAL via ZOOM May 12 - VIRTUAL via Zoom