About the Program

Prospective Students

MANE is your path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree


The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs, comprised of eight community college and university member schools, dedicated to improving the educational preparation of nurses through the implementation of a transformative educational process. This curriculum culminates in attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing. This program is intended for individuals wishing to attain a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree who are not currently registered nurses. You may begin to earn your B.S. degree at any of the 8 MANE campuses

This is a dual admission program. Upon acceptance to one of our community colleges, you are also dually admitted to Metropolitan State University.

  • The MANE BSN program plan is a four year, eight semester (not including summers), 120 credit concept-based baccalaureate curriculum
  • The MANE Program Plan content is taught within a concept-based curriculum which spirals concepts throughout the program. Nursing courses are sequential in nature due to the spiraled teaching/learning methodology.
  • The MANE curriculum is based on a set of core competencies and The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008)
  • You may apply to any of the MANE member nursing programs. When accepted to nursing at one of the community college campuses, you are automatically admitted in a university as well.
  • Upon successful completion of the 5 semester benchmark, you are awarded an Associate of Science degree. Upon completion of the 8 semester benchmark, the B.S. degree is awarded.

The MANE BSN program has collaboratively developed prerequisites, admission processes, grading scales, and a Program Plan to assure progression across all collaborating colleges and universities.

Application Criteria

You must be currently enrolled in a MANE school: General admission to a MANE collaborating college or university is required prior to application to the MANE nursing program.
Transcripts: Submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended to the college or university to which the student has submitted a MANE application. All transcripts are required for completion of dual admission processes.
A GPA of at least 2.75: A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based solely on the first semester of the MANE curriculum plan as required by each program, regardless of number of credits. A course with a grade with a C- or lower will not be considered eligible for a MANE application.
You must earn a ‘C’ or better: Each course of the MANE curriculum plan must have been achieved with a letter grade of C or better.
Complete the second semester: 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 from above.
Taks the TEAS tests: All applicants are required to complete the most current Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), standardized Test of Essential Academic Skills (The new version of ATI TEAS begins September 1, 2016) prior to application deadlines. The best score achieved may be used.

For more information, please contact the MANE partner institution you plan to apply at

Application Deadlines

For MANE Institutions that admit biannually, application deadlines are February 1st for admission to the Fall Semester, and June 1st for admission to the Spring Semester. Please see our member institution websites for application dates.