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Associate Degree Nursing Program
Mission

The mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program is to provide the education necessary for entry into nursing. This program prepares the graduate to provide culturally competent care. The program aims to educate nurses to be culturally sensitive, focusing on the health needs of the American Indian population and the rural community. Upon completion of this program the graduate will be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.

 

Vision & Philosophy

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program believes:
• In the importance of preparing graduates who can provide excellent nursing care, which is compassionate, safe, and culturally competent for individualized patients and families based on current evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, nursing informatics, and knowledge of quality and safety in the health care system.
• That the adult learning theory is best suited to guide the instruction of nursing students in this program.
• That a concept-based nursing program will foster and encourage professional development, the spirit of inquiry and the value of lifelong learning as nurses.
• In the NLN core values of caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, and patient connectedness.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful Completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program the student will:

  • Demonstrate nursing care that is client centered, culturally sensitive, and based on the holistic needs of clients and families.
  • Use sound nursing judgment in the provision of safe, quality, care.
  • Practice professional nursing in an ethical and legal manner that integrates integrity, accountability, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Function effectively as individuals and within the interdisciplinary team with open communication, mutual respect and shared decision making.
  • Contribute to the management of healthcare and continued quality improvement by incorporating evidence- based practice, cost containment and current technology.

End-of-program outcomes for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program graduates are available here. (August 2019 data)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community 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.

Small class sizes, on-campus child care, and student organizations are added bonuses at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Associate Degree Nursing Program Entry

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers two tracks toward achieving an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

Traditional ADN program during four semesters (Application period during spring semester for fall semester start)

LPN to ADN during three semesters (Application period during fall semester for spring semester start)

To be considered for the nursing program all applicants must have a qualifying Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam score, current licensure on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry, hold a current CPR certification, and have received a grade of “C” or higher on all pre-requisite courses listed on the program planner. The number of students admitted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program is limited. A competitive application process is used each spring to determine who is accepted into the program. Preparation for the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is recommended and a study guide is available for purchase (ISBN: 9781506207540).

To receive more information about the Nursing program, contact:
Cassandra Nicholson
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218–879–0846
1–800–657–3712
cnicholson@fdltcc.edu

Nursing Program Application Process

Prospective students seeking to apply to either the traditional Associate Degree Nursing Program or the LPN to ADN track need to complete the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College-proctored Kaplan Admissions Exam with an eligible score of >70. Candidates are allowed two attempts with the highest score being considered in their application. Completed applications are reviewed by the admission committee for consideration.

Step 1: Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam
Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam Dates
October 17, 2019  9:00 a.m. (last to register is October 15)
October 18, 2019  1:00 p.m. (last to register is October 15)
March 16, 2020  9:00 a.m. (last to register is March 12)
March 17, 2020  1:00 p.m. (last to register is March 12)

This exam is at no cost to the applicant. All exams are held in room 227. Click here to register to test.
If you need an alternative date to text contact Cassandra Nicholson at the Nursing Program office: cnicholson@fdltcc.edu or (218) 879-0846

Step 2: Application
Upon receipt of an eligible score of >70 on the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Kaplan Admissions Exam the student will complete and submit an Associate Degree Nursing Program Application.
LPN to ADN Application is available here
Traditional ADN Application

Application Due Dates:
LPN to ADN: November 1, 2019
Traditional ADN:  April 1, 2020

 

Admitted Students

Students admitted to the Associate Degree Nursing Program must confirm their acceptance into the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program by making a deposit of $100 towards your tuition. Based on the number of qualified applicants received each year your place may be offered to an alternate student if deposit is not received by the deadline.

Nursing Program Readmission Process
For re-admission of students who were previously admitted and enrolled, the Nursing program application must be submitted along with a Plan of Action for Success by the application deadline. Criteria for the Plan of Action for Success is available upon request to the Nursing Program office staff at cnicholson@fdltcc.edu or 218-879-0846.

 

Nursing Program Accreditation

Effective March 28, 2018, this nursing program is a Candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This Candidacy status expires on March 28, 2020.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

404-975-5000

www.acenursing.org

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Visit by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will host a site visit for initial accreditation of its Associate of Science Degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for:

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m
Location: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Room CC212
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN, 55720

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll
Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Or via email to mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 23, 2019.

 

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