Minnesota West PN program recognized

WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community & Technical College has recently been named fourth in Minnesota for PN programs by practicalnursing.org.

When ranking PN programs practicalnursing.org considers multiple factors, including NCLEX-PN pass rates & statistics, accreditation, admission requirements, tuition and costs, and other information. Twenty-six schools in Minnesota were analyzed to be ranked, and the top 10 were recognized. For additional information and a complete list of schools ranked in Minnesota, visit https://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-lpn-ranking-methodology.

“Minnesota West Community and Technical College’s Practical Nursing has a long-standing reputation of excellence,” Minnesota West Dean of Science and Nursing Dawn Gordon said. “Top national licensing exam passing rates and overall quality has achieved honors such as this top ranking within the state of Minnesota. “We are proud of our students and instructors for their dedication to careers in nursing as they serve in health care for our communities.”

Luverne student graduates from RCTC

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ROCHESTER — Erin Suelter of Luverne recently graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) at the end of Summer Semester 2020.

Suelter received associate of arts degrees with honors for liberal arts and sciences.

Edgerton student accepted into Wartburg program

WAVERLY, Iowa — Landon Buckridge has been accepted into the Wartburg College Teacher Education Program.

Buckridge, of Edgerton, had to demonstrate effective reflective components in teaching and complete several other requirements to be considered for the program.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program allows students to begin professional education courses in their field.

Wartburg, a four-year liberal arts college internationally recognized for community engagement, enrolls 1,564 students. Wartburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and named after the castle in Germany where Martin Luther took refuge disguised as a knight during the stormy days of the Reformation while translating the Bible from Greek into German.

Two area students earn St. Luke’s academic honors

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Allie Bruns, a Worthington High School graduate, and Kristi Bose, a Murray County Central graduate, have both made the St. Luke’s College-UnityPoint Health Chancellor’s List for the 2020 spring semester.

Both students qualified for the honor by achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or above and satisfactory clinical attainment for that session.

Bruns and Bose are both third-year students pursuing bachelor of science degrees in nursing.