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Practical Nursing (BP/EP) Diploma

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

Priority Point System

• Completing the prerequisite courses does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The program uses a Point System admissions process to rank the top applicants for acceptance into the program. If there are more qualified applicants than spaces available, HTC will use the following priority point system to rank students.

• The student’s GPA for the prerequisite courses is multiplied by 50% and the student’s cumulative score for the HESI A2 exam will also be multiplied by 50%. The two numbers will be added up for a total score.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Application Session:

Students must attend an application session prior to applying to the program.  Applications sessions are typically 1-2 semesters prior to starting the program. 

Nursing Application sessions are listed below.

• Wednesday, February 20th from 11am – 1pm, Eden Prairie Campus, Room H195

• Thursday, February 28th from 1pm to 3pm, Brooklyn Park Campus, Room H231

• Friday, March 8th from 11am – 1pm, Eden Prairie Campus, Room H195 

• Tuesday, March 19th from 2pm to 4pm, Brooklyn Park Campus, Room H191

• Wednesday, March 27th from 5am – 7pm, Eden Prairie Campus, Room H195



Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

HESI Admission Assessment Exam Required for Admission:

After attending an application session students will be invited to complete the HESI Admission Assessment Exam.  The HESI Admission Assessment Exam tests students on three main academic areas – English Language (divided into vocabulary, grammar and reading), Math and Science.  All students applying to the nursing program are expected to complete the HESI Admission Assessment prior to applying to the program. Students can take the HESI exam twice per semester.

Students must earn a 70% or higher on the reading section and have a cumulative score of 60% or greater on all 5 sections to be eligible for the nursing program.


Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Pre-Practical Nursing Courses/Prerequisites

The following courses must be completed with a "C" or better,  students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater, and students may only repeat the courses one time in the three-year period prior to application: BIOL2045, BIOL2125, BIOL2225, NURS1015, HLTH2001, BIOL2003, ENGL2050.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

(taken within last 2 years)

or

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Provider

 

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

(preference)

or

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

or

Score of 105+ on ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Test

 

NAHA1002Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

5

or

Currently on the MN Department of Health registry for Nursing Assistants

 

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

or

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

and

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

NURS1015Nutrition Basics

1

or

HLTH2001Nutrition and Health

2

or

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

Total Credits  9

Students transferring coursework from another college must contact the HTC Transfer Specialist prior to applying to the nursing program.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
NURS1375Fundamentals of Nursing

8

NURS1380Medical Surgical Nursing I

8

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
NURS2375Medical Surgical Nursing II

8

NURS2380Transition to Practice

8

Total Credits  16

General Information

• The Practical Nursing program at Hennepin Technical College is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

• Students who have earned their Practical Nursing Diploma are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX-PN).

• Students unsuccessful in the nursing program are allowed to reapply once. Students must include a written plan for success with the application.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Criminal Background Studies

Criminal Background Studies: Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state. Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities. Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents. Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able participate in coursework which includes a practical experience. Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study. Contact the MN Department of Human Services, 651-431-2000, with questions. The Minnesota Board of Nursing may have additional requirements prior to licensure. Please contact them with questions.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Graduation (41 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


7/12/2018 : BP 7510 / EP 7511