Northwest Technical College’s practical nursing program has been ranked 3rd on the list of “Best 15 LPN Programs in Minnesota” in 2021 by Best Value Schools.
The program is a 64-credit, one-year step-in track for current licensed practical nurses who wish to become registered nurses and prepares graduates to apply for licensure as a registered nurse or pursue a Baccalaureate in Science in nursing. The college’s third place ranking by Best Value Schools was based on overall tuition and enrollment rates.
Graduates of NTC’s three-semester step-in program are currently employed in acute-care hospitals, state hospitals, long-term care facilities clinics, physicians’ offices, group homes, child care centers and public health agencies.
In addition to the LPN step-in program, Northwest Tech offers two online associate degree paths in nursing including the generic associate of science track for students with no prior nursing experience who wish to become a registered nurse. All of NTC’s associate degree nursing programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, or ACEN.
Northwest Technical College is a regionally accredited college by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions, and is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
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