The Ridgewater College Nursing Mobility program option is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to obtain an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and become Registered Nurses. If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, the Nursing Mobility program enables you to earn an A.S. degree in Nursing upon completion of two transition courses and semesters three and four of the Nursing program.

Admission Criteria for the Mobility Program

  • Attend Nursing Information Session
  • Current unrestricted Minnesota PN license
  • High School graduate or GED recipient
  • Accepted Ridgewater College student
  • Assessment Testing Reading: college level (100 level) or take ENGL 99 English: college level (ENGL 121) or take ENGL 94 Math: college level (MATH 109 or above) or take MATH 98
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in PN program

    NOTE: You must complete these requirements prior to applying for the Nursing Mobility Pathway. You must earn a "C" grade or better in all admission requirements in order to apply to the mobility program.

Course Outline
Advanced Standing Credit for PN Education
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 22  
Required Courses
(16 Courses)
Course Title Credits
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BIOL 215 Microbiology
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
NURS 2000 Professional Nursing
NURS 2010 Nursing Assessment in Professional Practice
NURS 2020 Transition from Practice to Nursing Education
NURS 2030 Transition from Practice to Nursing Education Practicum
NURS 2050 Professional Nursing Practice
NURS 2100 Integration of Nursing
NURS 2110 Pathophysiology
NURS 2120 Nursing Leadership
NURS 2150 Clinical Synthesis
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology
PUBH 107 Nutrition
SPCH 226 Interpersonal Communications
Total Credits: 45  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 46 while the section is listed as having 45 credits.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Select 6 credits, 3 credits each from MnTC Goal Areas 4 and 7
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 6  
Total AS Degree Credits: 73