Program Overview

The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs, using a common baccalaureate curriculum. The alliance is compiled of seven community college and Metropolitan State University; it is dedicated to increasing the educational capacity for attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.


This program is intended for individuals wishing to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing who are not currently registered nurses. The MANE BSN program plan is a four-year, eight semester (not including summers), 120 credit concept-based baccalaureate curriculum. It is based on a set of core competencies that are intended to prepare graduates to provide care to individuals, families and communities in health promotion, acute or chronic illness, and at the end of life. Students are admitted to a cohort each fall at Metropolitan State University.


Licensed Practical Nurses will receive five credits of advanced standing and must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States.

More information about this program

Declare Your Program

To be eligible for acceptance to the BSN major, students must complete/submit the following:

  • General admission to Metropolitan State University.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan (.pdf).
    • 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 MANE curriculum plan (.pdf) must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.
  • Full acceptance to the MANE program is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the MANE curriculum plan (.pdf), 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. Click here for instructions on registering for the TEAS Exam.
  • Advanced standing applicants (Licensed Practical Nurses) must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if (1) English is not their native language; and (2) the applicants have lived in the US fewer than 8 years at the time of application to the program. Applicants are exempt from taking an English proficiency exam if their native language is English or they have been in the US, as a non-native English speaker, for more than 8 years.

Minimum scores in the following exams are required to demonstrate English language proficiency:

Test Minimum Satisfactory Score
TOEFL iBT (.pdf) 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26
IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules
MELAB (external site) Total passing score of 81 and a speaking section score of 3
Pearson Test of English Academic (.pdf) Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores

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Requirements

Courses required for your specific program are listed in the right column on this page. They include prerequisite, foundation, core and elective courses. Contact your advisor with questions concerning your degree plan.

Pre-Application Requirements

The prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. All courses must be at least three (3) semester credits. Courses taken under the quarter system must be at least four (4) quarter credits.

*Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 in the required MANE first semester courses to apply to the program. Students are required to obtain letter grades in all courses required for the degree and must have earned a letter grade of "C" or greater. Equivalent transfer courses from a regionally accredited institution may be accepted to meet these requirements.

Program Requirements

The MANE BSN program has two avenues for admission and completion through Metropolitan State University.

1. Admission to the MANE BSN program at Metropolitan State University

In order to be accepted to the MANE BSN program, students are required to have general admission to Metropolitan State University prior to the MANE program application deadline. Please reference the general admission "priority-deadlines" on the Metropolitan State University Admissions Landing Pages. The MANE program application deadline is February 1 each year for a fall semester start. 

2. Dual Admission Metropolitan State University and a MANE Community College

Dual admission at a MANE alliance Community College campus with Metropolitan State University granting the Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing after successful completion of the last three semesters of the MANE Baccalaureate Curriculum Plan.

Note: Completion of the first five semesters the MANE Curriculum Plan at a community college offers students the ability to complete the Associate of Science degree at the community college and provides the educational eligibility for NCLEX-RN licensure testing.

Pre-Practicum Requirements

Prior to beginning the practicum experience, information must be submitted to the School of Nursing which may include, but is not limited to the items listed here. Requirements must be valid for the duration of practicum experiences.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

The BSN program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation. Graduates waive the post-graduate practice and continuing education hours necessary to be eligible to take the holistic nursing certification exam. Upon licensure, graduates qualify for Public Health Nursing Registration in the state of Minnesota.

Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
312-263-0456

This program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Certification Credentialing Corporation.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in nursing program are eligible for registration as a Public Health Nurse in the state of Minnesota after becoming licensed as a registered nurse in the state.

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Course List

Prerequisites

Pre-application Requirements

General Education MnTC Goal Area 3 (Science) and General Education (4 credits)

  • WRIT 131 Writing I
    3 credits

    This course is an introduction to expository writing principles and processes. Students develop skill at analyzing audiences, generating ideas, organizing and developing thoughts, drafting sentences, and revising and handling mechanics. Students write, revise and edit extensively. Prerequisite: Placement in WRIT 131 Writing I or WRIT 132 Written and Visual Communication on the writing assessment offered by Placement Assessment Office.

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  • PSYC 100 General Psychology
    4 credits

    This course introduces students to scientific and applied psychology, and suggests its application to everyday life. The course familiarizes students with concepts, principles, research methods and theories of psychology.

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Requirements ( 64 total credits)

General Education Requirements (55 total General Education credits, including semester one courses)

In addition to the list (right): 2 General Education Electives and 1 General Education Sociology/Anthropology course.

  • COMM 231 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    3 credits

    Students learn the characteristics and process of interpersonal communication including perception, speech and language, nonverbal behaviors, listening and feedback, conflict and conflict resolution, the ethics of interpersonal communication, relationship development and maintenance. The ability to recognize cultural similarities and differences is emphasized, as is the ability to recognize one's own communicative biases and behaviors. Evaluation is based, in part, on the ability to recognize characteristics of interpersonal communication and apply verbal and nonverbal interpersonal strategies in a wide variety of social and work situations. Overlap: Comm 232 Interpersonal Communication Theory Seminar.

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  • PHIL 321 Medical Ethics
    4 credits

    Is it ever right to try to hasten a patient's death? Should people ever be given medical treatment against their will? How should we decide who will get access to scarce medical resources (like organ transplants)? Do people have a right to get the care they need, even if they can't pay for it? This course will use ethical theories and theories of justice to explore these questions and others like them. It is intended to be helpful not only to (present or future) health care practitioners, but also to anyone who wants to think about these issues, which confront us in our roles as patients and as citizens whose voices can contribute to the shaping of health care policies.

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  • PSYC 311 Life Span Developmental Psychology
    4 credits

    Life Span Developmental psychology reviews concepts, theories and principles of human development from conception and prenatal development through late adulthood. This course will emphasize cognitive and social development topics that will explore maturation, human growth experiences and the various stages of physical development as key components influencing human behaviors.

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  • STAT 201 Statistics I
    4 credits

    This course covers the basic principles and methods of statistics. It emphasizes techniques and applications in real-world problem solving and decision making. Topics include frequency distributions, measures of location and variation, probability, sampling, design of experiments, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

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  • WRIT 331 Writing in Your Major
    4 credits

    Primarily for students who have completed their writing requirement, but who seek further writing instruction and practice, this course begins with a brief review of the principles of academic writing. It then engages students in the thinking and writing required in various disciplines throughout the university. Students study and practice summary, explanation, analysis, interpretation and other critical strategies used to write essays, reports, research papers, case studies and other texts. The course also emphasizes understanding how audience, purpose and situation shape writing. Students learn how to use a flexible process of writing and revision to complete assignments, and how to respond constructively to the writing of others.

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Required Courses (65 credits)

  • NURS 270 Foundations of Nursing: Health Promotion
    9 credits

    This course introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan includes learning about self-health, as well as holistic client health practices. Students learn to access and apply research evidence to guide safe preventative care. The student will incorporate communication and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally sensitive manner. The student will work as an ethical member of multi-disciplinary teams giving and receiving feedback about performance and use reflective thinking about their practice. Within the context of the nursing process, populations studied will include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy.

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  • NURS 275 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse
    2 credits

    This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client.

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  • NURS 280 Chronic and Palliative Care
    7 credits

    This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the lived experience of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities.

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  • NURS 282 Pharmacology and the Role of the Nurse
    3 credits

    This course introduces theoretical concepts that enable students to provide safe and effective care related to pharmaceuticals and natural products to diverse clients across the lifespan. A framework is presented for approaching the study of pharmacotherapeutics including pharmaceutical research and regulation, quality and safety, major drug classifications, and clinical management.

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  • NURS 285 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I
    2 credits

    This course introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptation to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronicity and End of Life to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.

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  • NURS 361 Acute and Complex Care
    7 credits

    This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing acute disruptions of health and/or end of life issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of theory and skills required to provide nursing care to clients with complex and/or unstable conditions. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Knowledge of life span, developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care guide the ethical decision making in delivery of care.

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  • NURS 362 Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II
    2 credits

    This course will facilitate ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.

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  • NURS 364 Nursing Leadership I
    3 credits

    This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum.

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  • NURS 406 Nursing Care of the Family
    4 credits

    This course focuses on holistic nursing care of families across the lifespan. Emphasis is on application of multiple theories relevant to families experiencing transitions. Relationships between genetics and genomics to family health are discussed. Students provide care to families utilizing evidence-based nursing practice.

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  • NURS 416 Epidemiology in Nursing
    3 credits

    This course examines the scientific principles and the conceptual framework of epidemiology. Students interpret scientific research as it pertains to health and disease at the population level. Students gain an understanding of epidemiology as the science of public health nursing by examining the range of health issues.

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  • NURS 446 Nursing Informatics
    2 credits

    This course expands on foundational knowledge of nursing informatics with emphasis on how technology can be used as a tool to improve client care in a variety of settings. The role of the baccalaureate prepared nurse in evaluating information systems in a variety of practice settings is examined. The issues of ethics, ergonomics, and nursing workflow as they relate to nursing informatics are explored.

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  • NURS 364 Nursing Leadership I
    3 credits

    This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum.

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  • NURS 459 Population Based Care
    7 credits

    This course prepares students in the practice of community and public health nursing. Students synthesize knowledge from nursing, public health and the social sciences to provide holistic care with community as client. Emphasis is on prevalent population-based health issues.

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  • NURS 464 Nursing Leadership II
    4 credits

    This course reinforces and expands leadership concepts introduced in previous courses and focuses on how nursing leadership influences client care and practice in the larger health care delivery system. Emphasis is on use of outcome data to evaluate care delivery systems and to propose performance improvement initiatives, considering enduring practice issues, policy debates and historical solutions.

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  • NURS 485 Global Health Perspectives for Nursing
    3 credits

    This course examines global health issues that influence the delivery of holistic care at the local, national and global level. Emphasis is on recognition of the global, cultural, and societal factors that influence care at the local level. Theoretical frameworks are presented to guide planning of global health care delivery. The role of nursing in advocating for culturally responsive care of diverse and vulnerable populations is examined. Students are challenged to define themselves as global citizens.

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  • NURS 490 Integrative Seminar and Practicum
    7 credits

    This clinical practicum course provides a bridge for the role transition from student to baccalaureate nurse generalist. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing theories, principles, concepts, and skills from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for implementing and evaluating holistic nursing care within systems and to diverse populations across the lifespan. This course may include seminar, self-directed study, service learning, simulation and clinical learning experiences.

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