Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. — American Nurses Association.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College offers three options for students interested in pursuing a nursing career.
The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the students with academic, labs and clinical opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and core qualities to become a registered nurse.
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide learning opportunities in various settings where students work closely with physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in the delivery of delegated medical care and skills
Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.
Connie Frisch, Ed.D, MA RN
Director of Nursing
Connie Frisch received her Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from St. Cloud State University and her MA and BA in Nursing from College of St. Scholastica. Connie’s areas of clinical nursing expertise include obstetrics, medical-surgical, emergency department, and critical and intensive care unit nursing. Connie taught in a Practical Nursing program for 14 years and in an Associate Degree Mobility Nursing program for 6 years before working as a Director of Nursing in the Minnesota State colleges and university system for the last 10 years.