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Nurse walking down hallwayFond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers several program options to students who are interested in a career in the field of nursing. Available programs include the short-term Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid certificate program, a Practical Nursing diploma program, a Mobility  Nursing associate degree program, and a Nursing transfer program in partnership with the College of St. Scholastica.

Nursing training programs continue to be popular choices for people from many diverse backgrounds. The job market outlook for graduating nursing students is excellent and will remain stable over many years as the population ages and requires additional health care services.

Completing a nursing program option is a perfect way to get started on a career in the health care industry. After completion of required courses and exams, students may decide to directly enter the workforce, or continue to complete additional nursing programs. A certificate, diploma or associate degree in Nursing from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College can lead to additional career opportunities.

Nursing Options
The Mobility Nursing Program is a comprehensive program that includes three levels of requirements. First is a set of pre-requisite courses and requirements; second are course requirements to earn a Practical Nursing Diploma; and third are requirements to earn an associate of science degree in Mobility Nursing. All classes are held on campus in Cloquet and at clinical sites in local health care facilities. The Practical and Mobility Nursing programs require full-time enrollment. Upon completion of program requirements, students will be eligible to take Minnesota Board of Nursing exams.

Students may opt to exit the program after completing all Practical Nursing diploma requirements. A limited number of students who currently hold LPN credentials and are working may be accepted to the Mobility Nursing portion of the program.

The number of students accepted into the Nursing program is limited. A competitive application process is used in early spring each year to determine who is accepted into the program. Information on the application process is available from the Nursing program director, advisors/counselors, and in the Admissions Office. Students may begin working to complete pre-requisite courses at any time.

Nurses WorkingNursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Option
Completing the Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid Program is the fastest way to enter a career in nursing. As a short-term option, completing the NA/HHA certificate program may immediately lead to a professional position because the current job market indicates a high demand and shortage of trained Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aids. This four-credit certificate program can be completed in approximately six weeks. All classes are held in Cloquet. This certificate program is typically offered as a special session within a traditional semester.

Fond du Lac College Advantages
Well-qualified faculty and the multi-cultural environment at the college offer opportunities that no other college can provide. Certificates and degrees earned from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are greatly valued and respected by prospective employers.

Students have liberal access to computer resources and the campus library. Study groups and professional tutoring are available. In addition, student support services are a primary focus of the college. Financial aid assistance is available to eligible students.

Students who have some prior college experience may be able to complete the program in less time. Small class sizes, on-campus child care, and student organizations are added bonuses at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

To receive more information about the Nursing program, contact:

Mary Monson
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218–879–0791
1–800–657–3712
e-mail: marym@fdltcc.edu

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aid

Home Health Aide Certificate
Required Program Requirements
HLTH 1005 Introduction to Nursing/Home Health Aid
Total credits required: 4

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Practical and Mobility Nursing Applications

Practical Nursing Diploma Program
Mobility Nursing Program

 

Practical Nursing Diploma Program
Prerequisite Requirements:
Students must be currently listed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry.

CPR certification must be current.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in all prerequisites. A minimum grade of “C” is needed in all Nursing classes. If a student falls below the 2.8 GPA or receives less than a “C” in any Nursing class they will be dropped from the program.
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Practical Nursing Diploma Program
Prerequisite Course Requirements
 
BIOL 1005 Medical Terminology
BIOL 1101 General Biology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2021 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1001 Aspects of Inorganic Chemistry
ENGL 1001 College Writing I: Composition and Research
NURS 1025 Mathematics for Medication
PSYC 2010 Developmental Psychology
HLTH 1005 Introduction to Nursing/Home Health Aid
 
Required Program Courses
BIOL 2015 Pathophysiology
NURS 1001 Foundations of Nursing
NURS 1005 Clinical Foundations
NURS 1010 Application of Nursing
NURS 1015 Family Nursing
NURS 1016 Family Nursing Clinical
NURS 1020 Ethics in Nursing
NURS 1030 Psychosocial Nursing
NURS 1045 Nursing Interventions
NURS 1050 Clinical Application
NURS 1055 Service Learning for Nursing
At this point a student will take PN board exams.
 

Mobility Nursing Program
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in all prerequisites. A minimum grade of “C” is needed in all Nursing classes. If a student receives less than a “C” in any Nursing class, they will be dropped from the program.

If space allows, current LPNs can enter the program to continue toward completing the Mobility Nursing program. Entering LPNs are granted 15 nursing credits when they are accepted into the program.  Entering LPNs must complete the following courses before beginning the Mobility Program.

BIOL 2105 Pathophysiology
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2021 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1001 Aspects of Inorganic Chemistry
ENGL 1001 College Writing I: Composition and Research
PSYC 2010 Developmental Psychology
 
Mobility Nursing Courses
AMIN 1050 Anishinaabeg of Lake Superior
BIOL 2010 Microbiology
NURS 2100 Health Assessment
NURS 2110 Integration of Nursing
NURS 2115 Clinical Integration
NURS 2120 Synthesis of Nursing
NURS 2125 Clinical Synthesis
PSYC 2030 Abnormal Psychology
Physical Education (one course)
General Education elective

The Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
 

Degree requirements and courses are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.

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Practical Nursing Diploma

 2101 14th Street       Cloquet, Minnesota 55720       1.800.657.3712       218.879.0800       Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or 1.800.627.3529
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