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Practical Nursing Diploma

ACEN requires that the following student achievement data for Practical Nursing Diploma graduates be made publicly accessible. Data includes each campus' NCLEX-PN Pass Rate, Program Completion Rate and Job Placement Rate.

Campus and Program NCLEX-PN Pass Rate Program Completion Rate Job Placement Rate
Rasmussen College – Land O’ Lakes/East Pasco
Practical Nursing Diploma1
85.29% 57% 79%
Rasmussen College – Mankato
Practical Nursing Diploma1
90.63% 60% 90%
Rasmussen College – Moorhead
Practical Nursing Diploma1
85.19% 55% 88%
Rasmussen College – St. Cloud
Practical Nursing Diploma1
100% 54% 93%
Rasmussen College – Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove
Practical Nursing Diploma2
86.67% 50.60% 89.60%
Rasmussen College – Eagan
Practical Nursing Diploma2
89.80% 56.80% 87.30%
ACEN requires that student achievement data be made publicly accessible. View Student Achievement Data. The published data is consistent with the ACEN Criterion, ACEN Accreditation Manual Glossary and the program’s expected level of achievement (ELA). NCLEX Pass Rate is based on First-Time Candidates taking the licensure exam in 2017.
Job Placement Rate reflects Graduates between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016, that are placed 6-12 months post-graduation.
Program Completion Rate reflects students who completed the program in no more than 150% of the stated program length beginning with the enrollment in the first nursing course taken between October 2015 and September 2016.

PN Program Course Sequence

Courses are offered in all four academic quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Quarter 1

  • PRN1192
    Fundamentals of Practical Nursing (6)
  • PRN1086
    Introduction to Practical Nursing (2)
  • PHA1500
    Structure and Function of the Human Body (4)
  • MAT1222
    Algebra (4)
  • 16 credits

Quarter 2

  • PRN1245
    Practical Nursing I (6)
  • PRN1356
    Basic Pharmacology (3)
  • NUR1172
    Nutritional Principles in Nursing (4)
  • PRN1486
    Gerontologic Nursing (3)
  • 16 credits

Quarter 3

  • PRN1417
    Practical Nursing II (6)
  • PRN1555
    Psychosocial Nursing (4)
  • ENC1101
    English Composition (4)
  • 14 credits

Quarter 4

  • PRN1648
    Practical Nursing III (6)
  • PRN1932
    Family Nursing (4)
  • PRN1971
    Practical Nursing Capstone (2)
  • COMMUNICATIONS
    Elective (4)
  • 16 credits
  1. Accreditation – The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program in Land O’Lakes/East Pasco, Florida and Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud, Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000. acenursing.org
  2. Candidate for Accreditation – The Rasmussen College Practical Nursing Diploma program at Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove and Eagan, Minnesota is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000. acenursing.org*

    *The Practical Nursing Diploma program at Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove and Eagan, Minnesota is not accredited by ACEN, but is a candidate for accreditation. Candidate status does not guarantee that a program will achieve initial accreditation.

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