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MANE Application and Admission Process

Students meeting the criteria below are invited to apply to Anoka-Ramsey's MANE nursing program.

I. Application to Anoka-Ramsey's MANE nursing program. 

Application deadline is February 1 for Fall semester and June 1 for Spring semester. LPNs may apply for the Fall semester at the Coon Rapids Campus only. All requirements for application must be completed and submitted by application deadlines. **Nursing Requirements are subject to change without notice.**


Currently CHEM 1020 taken prior to Fall 2015 was grandfathered in as fulfilling the chemistry requirement for the MANE nursing program. Effective June 2, 2017, CHEM 1020 will no longer be accepted in place of CHEM 1050. The only Chemistry accepted will be CHEM 1050 or CHEM 1061. Any other course would require utilizing the petition process as per the college process.

The following criteria are required for application to a MANE collaborating college or university:

  1. General admission to a MANE collaborating college or university.
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan.
    1. Official transcripts will be used to calculate GPA.
    2. The most recent course grade will be used for the GPA calculation, whether it is higher or lower than previous grades.
  3. Each course of the MANE curriculum plan must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.
  4. Full acceptance to the MANE collaborating college and university is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the MANE curriculum plan, maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75, including criteria in numbers 2 and 3 above.
  5. All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to application deadlines.
  6. Advanced standing applicants, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States during their entire time in the nursing program. Applying for advanced standing is only available for Fall Semester start at the Coon Rapids campus.
  7. 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.

All applicants are required to attend a mandatory information meeting prior to submitting a nursing application.

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

Test Minimum Satisfactory Score


84 with a minimum speaking score of 26




Overall score of 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules


Standard set by NCSBN

Pearson Test of English Academic

Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores

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II. Evidence of having completed the following criteria must be submitted to the MANE collaborating college and university prior to the start of MANE nursing courses and must remain current throughout the program. 

Requirements include, but may not be limited to:

  • Documentation of current CPR Healthcare Provider.
  • Completion of current Minnesota Human Services Background Check.

If an applicant has  been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, he or she should investigate the impact that the charge or conviction may have on his or her chances of employment or licensure as a registered nurse and the student’s  chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid ( by Minnesota Statute 135A. 157).

If the applicant refuses, or is disqualified as a result of the background study, the applicant will be unable to successfully complete the requirements of the MANE program.

  • Completed health and immunization record, including proof of current immunizations and tuberculosis testing, and/or other requirements as defined by the clinical agency.

Admission policies are subject to change. Applications will be accepted under the terms in place at the time of application and received by the nursing department. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up to date on any changes that may affect their qualifications for acceptance.

Students are advised to consult with an Academic Advisor to plan pre-entry and initial course work.

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