Many start by getting their Nursing Assistant certificate before moving on to their two-year nursing diploma (to become an LPN) or associate degree (to become an RN). Savvy students earn their associate degree, take (and pass) the RN exam, and then work in the field while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Nursing Accreditation = Excellence!

ACEN logoThe Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has accredited of South Central College’s Professional Nursing (RN) associate degree program and Practical Nursing (LPN) diploma program.  ACEN accreditation is an indicator of excellence for nursing programs nationwide.  

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020  
Web: www.acenursing.org

One of the requirements for ACEN accreditation is an average pass rate of 75% over a three year period for graduates taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time. South Central College’s average first time pass rate on the NCLEX for 2017 was 97.06% for the Professional Nursing (RN) program and 90.00% for the Practical Nursing (LPN) program. These percentages were well above the national average for first time NCLEX test takers, which were 84.24% for Professional Nursing (RN) programs and 83.85% for Practical Nursing (LPN) programs.

These South Central Nursing programs are also approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing (MBON).

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Faculty Spotlight - Nursing

Annette Benson
Annette Benson
Education:A.D., Normandale Community College; B.S.N., Metropolitan State University; M.S., Winona State University
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7317
North Mankato Office:E136
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Candy Mortenson-Klimpel
Candy Mortenson-Klimpel
Education:B.S.N., M.S.N., Minnesota State University, Mankato
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7479
North Mankato Office:E115/E117
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David Pletke
David Pletke
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7341
North Mankato Office:E117
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Jennifer Ongie Jindra
Jennifer Ongie Jindra
Education:B.A.N., The College of St. Catherine
Faribault Phone:(507) 332-5825
Jennifer Prochaska
Jennifer Prochaska
Education:B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S.N., Winona State University
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7349
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Laurie Kodet
Laurie Kodet
Faribault Phone:(507) 332-5834
Faribault Office:C-111
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Liz Thompson
Liz Thompson
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7307
North Mankato Office:E-115/117
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Margaret Brewer
Margaret Brewer
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7482
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Rebecca Gullickson
Rebecca Gullickson
North Mankato Phone::(507) 389-7300
North Mankato Office:Office: E-117-5
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