Admission Process

LPN Step-In Program

Application window for spring 2021 is closed.
Application window for spring 2022 program start:
September 1 – November 1, 2021


The Associate Degree (AS) Nursing LPN Step-In program is a three-semester program and accepts applications one time per year with a spring term start.  This program is primarily delivered ONLINE. Classes are hybrid/online delivery with scheduled on-site lab and clinical days.

LPN Step-In graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX and apply for licensure as a registered nurse, or RN.

Onsite Requirements

Onsite requirements for lab and clinical courses are discussed during program orientation and specified on the class schedule.

First Step: Admission to NTC

1 — Complete the Online Application and pay the $20 application fee.

2 — Send Northwest Technical College your high school transcript or GED.

3 — Forward all official transcripts from the colleges you have attended

    • We can automatically access transcripts from any Minnesota State college or university
    • All transcripts must be available in the NTC Admissions Office a week prior to the application deadline, to be considered for admittance to the nursing major

Admission to NTC does not guarantee admission to the LPN Step-In major. Admission to the AS Nursing major is required in order to enroll in ADNG nursing courses.

Admission Requirements for LPN Step-In Program

Application to the LPN Step-In Program

  • Complete all Admission Requirements for LPN Step-In Program and NTC no later than November 1, 2021
    • This includes receipt of application, application fee, and all supporting documentation for the college and the program
  • Complete application to LPN Step-in program between September 1 and November 1, 2021
  • Take TEAS test prior to November 1, 2021
  • LPN license number, and state, submitted to NTC
      • Email or fax LPN licensure documentation to Lisa Hanson. Email: Fax: 218-333-6697

Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. The Nursing Admissions Committee will notify all applicants of their status. Results will be emailed. Applicants are responsible for the completion of the requirements and the cost of testing.

Accepted students are responsible for attending the Welcome to LPN Step-In program orientation tentatively scheduled for first week of classes.

Program-Clinical Eligibility Requirements


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