The program of study was designed based on TMCC’s institutional mission, philosophy and goals with integration of the AASPN program goals and objectives. The curriculum was developed by the faculty and approved by the TMCC Academic Standard’s Committee. It incorporates TMCC’s basic curriculum for Associate of Applied Science degree. The curriculum is designed to meet the North Dakota State Board of Nursing Standards for Nursing Education Programs. The graduate of this program is eligible to write the national examination for licensing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).