Mankato School of Nursing

1400 Madison Avenue, Mankato, Minnesota 56001
507-625-6556

Welcome to the Mankato School of Nursing!

Known for its rivers and ravines, lakes and bluffs, Mankato is also home to innovative, career-focused programs built for today’s healthcare landscape. At Rasmussen University, we’re proud to foster the careers of great nursing talent right here in Minnesota, one of the country’s leading healthcare hubs. Our 120+ years of experience educating Minnesotans has also made us the #1 educator of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) in Minnesota in 202012 and the #1 educator of Associate's degree in Nursing (ADN) graduates in the country.7

You can become a skilled, knowledgeable nurse in one of our Mankato programs. We offer a wide range of pre-licensure programs that include online and on-campus classes, clinical labs, simulation experiences, and hands-on training at healthcare facilities. With experienced and dedicated instructors, we’re here to help you succeed at the next level.

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Mankato School of Nursing

Address
1400 Madison Avenue
Mankato, Minnesota 56001

Phone
507-625-6556

Fax
507-625-6557

Hours
M–TH: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SA: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SU: Closed

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Mankato School of Nursing Campus

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Mankato classroom interior
Mankato campus interior

Your Future as a Nurse in Minnesota

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    Ready to advance your nursing skills or join the frontlines as a nurse in Mankato?

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$84,3703 Mean annual wage of RNs in Mankato (2020)

$48,7303 Mean annual wage of LPNs in Mankato (2020)

+4,9004 Projected annual job openings for RNs in Minnesota (2018–2028)

^12%4 Projected RN job growth in Minnesota (2018–2028)

MN Nursing: 4 Reasons Why It's Great to Be an RN in Minnesota

Wondering about your prospects as a nurse in Mankato? The North Star State was ranked the second best U.S. state to work as a nurse, according to Wallethub. Take a look at just a few of the appealing aspects of becoming a nurse in Minnesota.

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Nursing Programs at Our Mankato Campus

We have a variety of nursing options at our Mankato campus, from Diplomas to Doctoral degrees and everything in between.

Learn more about specific programmatic accreditation.

  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
    • Mankato on-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    Our Practical Nursing program can help you take the first step toward becoming a nurse and prepare for an in-demand role as an LPN. You’ll get set for the NCLEX-PN®5 exam in a smaller class size with a bigger support system. Develop real-world skills while you earn your degree and seek LPN licensure.

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  • Professional Nursing - Associate's Degree (ADN/RN)
    • Mankato on-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (optional)

    For students just entering the field or advancing from an LPN to an RN. This program provides the preparation you need to sit for the NCLEX-RN®6 exam and to be a registered nurse (RN). You’ll receive immersive, hands-on training in a range of clinical settings. Getting started starts right here.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Bachelor's Degree
    • Mankato on-campus and online classes
    • Field experience
    • Self-directed assessments (available for standard degree)

    Our standard entry option is for students without a Bachelor's degree, and our accelerated second-degree entry option is for students with a Bachelor's degree who want to make a career change into nursing. Our BSN offers robust support, tutoring assistance and small interactive classes to help you earn the licensure you need to become a BSN-credentialed RN.

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  • RN to BSN - Bachelor's Degree
    • Online classes
    • Practicum experience in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    Perhaps you are already a licensed RN, one who wants to continue onward and upward. You can broaden your skills with a BSN degree built around strategic leadership and practices. It’s a program that fits flexibly into your busy lifestyle. And it positions you to seek leadership roles at your next level.

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  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Master's Degree
    • Online classes
    • Practicum experiences in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    For nurses ready to seek leadership roles. You’ll prepare to lead, take on more responsibility and seek new career growth. Our MSN program features three specializations: Nursing Leadership and Administration, Nursing Education, and Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics. Through online learning and in-person practicum experiences, you’ll hone your skills at a higher level.

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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
    • Online classes
    • Practice experiences in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    For nurses called to lead at the highest levels in healthcare and public health and policy. You’ll be guided by distinguished nurse faculty who are invested in your success and your future as a leader. Choose from two specializations: Executive Leadership or Public Health and Policy.

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Nursing Information Sessions at the Mankato Campus

Still have questions about Nursing programs at the Mankato campus? Join us for an upcoming nursing information session on campus or online. There’s nothing like a firsthand view to see what separates Rasmussen University from other Nursing schools. Our admissions advisors are ready to answer your questions and help make your admissions process smooth.

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Jack C testimonial

"Rasmussen has been really great about getting me ready for the workforce—helping me build my nursing skills along the way. Instructors work very closely with you one-on-one to help develop your skills, and that is just really helpful when the time comes and you become a professional nurse."

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Campus Updates

Mankato School of Nursing Campus News and Events

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"When you visit our campus, you’ll see plenty of smiling faces and open doors. We are here for you and dedicate ourselves to helping you succeed."
—Kathy Sanger

  1. 13.1% of successful NCLEX-PN® attempts in MN in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  2. 25.5% of successful NCLEX-RN® attempts in MN in 2020 were from Rasmussen University graduates.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 27, 2021] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_31860.htm. BLS salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions may vary.
  4. Labor Market Employment Outlook Statistics reported through CareerOneStop, [employment information accessed July 27, 2021] https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/StateAndLocal/ProjectedEmployment.aspx?soccode= 291141&location=mn.. Projected Annual Job Openings in Minnesota for the occupation listed refers to the average annual job openings due to growth and net replacement.
  5. NCLEX-PN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
  6. NCLEX-RN is a registered trademark of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
  7. According to Associate Degree Registered Nurse conferrals from 2016–2019 as reported in IPEDS.
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