Mankato Campus - School of Nursing

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

Welcome to the Mankato Campus - 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 made us a national leader in nursing education.

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 campus interior

Your Future as a Nurse in Minnesota

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    RU Ready to advance your nursing skills? Join the frontlines as a nurse in Mankato!

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93% Of our BSN students in Minnesota passed the NCLEX-RN® exam in 202354

+1,2207 Projected annual job openings for LPNs in Minnesota (2020-2030)

+4,3202 Projected annual job openings for RNs in Minnesota (2020–2030)

^7%6 Projected RN job growth in Minnesota (2020–2030)

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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®3 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®4 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 registered nurses ready to seek leadership roles or become a nurse practitioner. You'll prepare to take on more responsibility, help patients based on your area of interest and seek new career growth. Choose from these specializations:

    MSN Specializations:

    • Nursing Leadership and Administration
    • Nursing Education
    • Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics

    MSN-NP Specializations:

    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

    Currently, the MSN-NP program is not eligible for participation in Title IV federal student aid programs. This program is not available in all states.

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  • Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate
    • Online classes
    • Practicum experiences in your local community
    • Campus support and resources (optional)

    For nurses with a graduate degree (such as MSN, MSN-NP or DNP) interested in expanding their nursing expertise with another specialty. Save time and money adding a new specialization. Choose your specialization:

    Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate Specializations:

    • Nursing Leadership and Administration
    • Nursing Education
    • Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics

    Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate NP Specializations:

    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
    • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
    • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

    Currently, this program is not eligible for participation in Title IV federal student aid programs. This program is not available in all states.

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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 the unique combination of Public Health and Policy.

    Currently, this program is not eligible for participation in Title IV federal student aid programs. This program is not available in all states.

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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.

Attend an upcoming nursing information session in Mankato

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Rasmussen knows nursing.

And the first step in charting your future in the field is joining us at a Nursing Information Session.

Speaker 2 (00:09):

And we just go over all the program details. So, breaking down classes, costs, credit transfer, clinicals, scheduling, hours and expectations, different financial aid options, and then discussing the enrollment process and qualifying.

Info sessions are held, you know, during daytime hours. So, it's a great opportunity for prospective nursing students to actually see our current nursing students.

Speaker 3 (00:32):

I think a Nursing Information Session is great because you actually can come to the campus. You can see what the classrooms look like. Uh, they tour through the SIM lab. Like, days when I'm running SIM they'll, you know, they'll, they say, “Hey, can we come walk through your SIM lab?” And so they get to see what it looks like. They get to look behind the scenes and see this is where the teacher sits.

Speaker 2 (00:54):

Um, there's a chance that it'll be in one of our labs. Um, and then what we do is if there aren't classes going on in our SIM labs, we do try to get the tour of that so that prospective nursing students can actually see the SIMs.

Speaker 3 (01:07):

It's a safe learning environment in that it's okay to make mistakes. Um, where students were learning. No, nobody ever said nursing school would be easy, but it's always worth it at the end that being able to be a nurse—function as a nurse. Um, it's just such a fun career.

Speaker 2 (01:26):

Um, we just assure our students that we do have steps in place. We have internal discounts, um, so corporate partner discount, military discount, and then we have a Change A Life scholarship. So, if a student refers somebody else, that new student whose life is being changed by going to school—maybe for the first time—can receive a scholarship.

Speaker 3 (01:43):

I think people realize that it's the career to be in. It's the career. It's, it's a great career to be in. And I think that's what drives people to go back.

Speaker 2 (01:52):

Just keeping in mind that there's a variety of programs here. There's no one set path that is right. It's just students need to figure out which is gonna be the best path for them.

Speaker 1 (02:02):

Take the next step and join us at a Nursing Information Session. Regularly offered at many Rasmussen campuses.

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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."

Jack C.
Minnesota BSN Student

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