MANE Student Resources

MANE BSN Student Handbook & MANE Dual Admissions Handbook

The MANE BSN Student Handbook and MANE Dual Admissions Handbook are important tools for MANE students to navigate the MANE nursing program and the dual admission process of the MANE curriculum.

Dual Admissions is a process that is in place for our MANE BSN students who enter MANE from a community college home campus. These students will need to transition to complete their upper division coursework for their BSN degree at the partnered universities, currently only Metropolitan State University.

  • Dually admitted community college students will be able to achieve their BSN degree in 3 more semesters at Metropolitan State University.
  • Dually admitted students can complete upper division coursework on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Of the 7 nursing courses required for upper division coursework, only the 3 anchor nursing courses NURS 406, NURS 459 and NURS 490, have an experiential learning component and limited classroom time.
  • The remaining 4 nursing courses can be completed entirely online.
  • The MANE BSN degree is 75 credits of lower division coursework + 45 credits of upper division coursework = 120credits.

Whereas, dual admissions does not apply to our MANE BSN students that enter from a university home campus. These students do not need to transition and will remain with their university home campus from the start of their nursing program (semester 3) to their graduation (semester 8).

  • All MANE BSN university students progress through all 8 semester at Metropolitan State Univeristy/MSU Moorhead.
  • All MANE BSN university students will be required to complete all coursework as a full time student.

The MANE BSN Student Handbook is designed to cover the professional and academic standards while in the nursing program. The MANE Dual Admissions Handbook is designed to explain the process of transition from lower division courses at your home community college campus to the upper division courses at the partnered university, though MANE’s unique dual admission. Additionally, the handbook will provide information about how to navigate your financial aid information, meet MnTC goal areas, progress and preparing for transition to upper division courses to complete your MANE BSN degree!

*Please note this handbook is currently under review, not all information may be accurate. It is advised to reach out to your campus nursing advisor, MANE Advisor, Dean or Director of Nursing for further gudance.*

An updated MANE Student Handbook will be available for Spring 2022

MANE Pre-Practicum Requirements

In order to participate in MANE clinical experiences, all nursing students must submit documents including but not limited to HIPAA Training documentation, CPR certification, and immunization records. Please reach out to your individual MANE institutions on-boarding staff member and/or MANE Dean/Director for more information.

MANE Curriculum Conceptual Model

The MANE Curriculum Conceptual Model is a useful visual tool that represents your growth as a nurse. MANE’s curricular concepts are the core of the MANE educational process, leading to macro nursing concepts, finally establishing the competencies you need to be a highly skilled and qualified nurse ready to take on a wide variety of challenges.

Learn More About the MANE Clinical Education Model

The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) builds its curriculum based on a foundation of five experiential learning throughout semesters 5 through 8.

These are: concept-based experience, case-based experience, intervention skill-based experience, focused direct client care experience, and integrative experience. These activities are woven throughout the curriculum of each semester of the program, dynamically scaling to suit the students level of knowledge.

These activities are aimed at creating a competent nurse with a wide range of skills and a deep understanding of fundamental processes over rote memorization.