Nursing B.S.N. Degree

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Nursing B.S.N. Degree

Bachelor of Science

B.S.N. Nursing Degree Overview

The mission of the Crown College Department of Nursing is to provide a strong, biblically-based nursing education for the purpose of preparing Christian men and women for service to communities, healthcare systems, the Church-at-large and the world.

The nursing B.S.N. curriculum includes a Christian Studies core, as well as a background in science and the humanities. Clinical nursing experiences are provided with the cooperation of a variety of hospitals and agencies throughout the area. In keeping with the emphasis on missionary nursing, students will participate in a cross-cultural nursing experience. A Nursing Ethics courses prepares the new graduate nurse to provide ethically component care to a diverse patient population.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to take the national licensure examination (NCLEX).

Courses in the B.S.N. nursing degree program require students to spend substantial time in off-campus clinical settings such as hospitals, clinics and public health agencies. Crown has partnered with Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia, Minn., as well as area hospitals in Shakopee and Hutchinson. Crown’s relationships with these hospitals provide great connections for nursing students once they graduate.

The field of nursing is technologically complex. Crown’s state-of-the-art nursing lab gives students the chance to sharpen their skills with the most updated tools prior to heading into the field. Through online assignments and discussions, nursing students will learn to collaborate and have increased access to learning resources.

New Nursing Plan of Study, Effective Fall 2015 – Click Here.

Nursing Student Handbook

BSN Application for 2015 (for students preparing to begin junior nursing courses fall 2015).

Nursing Major (B.S.N.) Courses

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


Total - 132-150 Credits *


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Nursing Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 17 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester. A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Nursing major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Senior Year


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Footnote:


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.



To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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