Want to become a nurse through Lake Region State College? Apply Here

Practical Nurse education is offered in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Mayville, and Jamestown. Associate Degree RN education in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, and Mayville. Students also can enroll in a Mobility option that has online theory courses with scheduled in-person labs and face-to-face segments.


Program Description

The Nursing program provides the knowledge and skills students will need to enter a challenging career in nursing. Upon acceptance into the program, students will receive classroom study and supervised experience in caring for patients in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, acute care centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and clinics. 

As a partner in the Dakota Nursing Program, Lake Region State College offers education for multiple steps on the nursing career ladder:

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Paramedic to Nurse program
  • Practical Nurse (LPN) program (11-month curriculum)
  • Associate Degree Nurse (RN) program (9-month curriculum)
  • Graduates are prepared to sit for national licensure exams and, with passing scores, qualify for employment as CNAs, LPNs, or RNs.

Complete the Admissions Checklist before you apply for the Nursing program, including the Application for Admission to LRSC.

Lake Region State College is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program (DNP). DNP is a 1 + 1, Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Program.

Practical Nurse

Program Requirements

Application Requirements. Carefully read the Application Prerequisites and Checklist above before you complete the application below.

Application Prerequisites and Checklist for Practical Nursing Certificate

The nursing application can be found here.

Associate Degree Nurse

Program Requirements

Application Requirements. Carefully read the Application Prerequisites and Checklist above before you complete the application below.

The nursing applications can be found here.

Get started early

Students pursuing nursing degrees often complete several required academic courses while waiting to start the program. This early start allows students to concentrate on nursing skills courses once accepted into the nursing program. Early start courses include:

  • ENGL 110: College Composition I
  • PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 250: Developmental Psychology
  • PHRM 215: Introduction to Pharmacology
  • BIOL 220 & 221: Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • ENGL 120, ENGL 125 or COMM 110 (Associate Degree ONLY)
  • BIOL 202: Microbiology (Associate Degree ONLY)
  • Submit a copy of the CPR Certification Card to register

For more information on the Dakota Nursing Program and program prerequisites, go to

For CPR Certification contact TrainND at 701-662-1578.

The Dakota Nursing Program at Lake Region State College does not accept ASSET.

General Disclaimer Statement: The LRSC Nursing program is designed to provide:

  • One-year Practical Nurse certificate
  • Two-year associate degree in Nursing (ADN).  

These tracks allow an individual to become licensed in the state of North Dakota. Other states may have different requirements for gaining licensure.  Please be aware that our curriculum/degree may or may not meet licensure requirements in other states.  If you intend to complete an LPN certificate or ADN degree and vacate our state for employment, please check the following website for Nursing licensure requirements.


Karen Clementich,  Professor
Chair, Nursing Department 

Tracy Bina, Instructor

Kim Brown, Associate Professor

Rachel Dauksavage, Instructor

Melissa Moser, Associate Professor

Amber Solheim, Instructor

Megan Sylling, Instructor

Ashlie Varilek, Instructor

Lauree Wangler, Instructor

Cheri Weisz, Associate Professor