Unfortuately I don't know much about schools other than the one I go to now. I go to North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park. I had applied to St. Cloud State but with having four children, the evening weekend option at NHCC was very appealing so that's the route I choose.
I was told it was very difficult to get into NHCC nursing program but found that it wasn't as bad as I had heard. Some students got in with 3.0 I believe. The program is difficult but doable (I graduate in May 2007
) The tuition is reasonable compared to the universities and the private schools like St. Katherine's in the cities or St. Ben's in St. Cloud. I have been told by some 'working' nurses that they feel NHCC turns out very good nurses, well educated, well organized and well suited for nursing. One of my cousins in Fargo, ND actually told me that some of the best nurses she has worked with came from NHCC so I took that as quite a compliment to the program.
I'm sure other's will be able to add good things about their particular programs, but as I mentioned, I can only comment on what I know
but it gives you a place to start.
Are you planning on going to LPN or RN or just starting to look into it or have you decided what route you want to take yet?