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Christian care + compassion

Our mission is to prepare highly qualified individuals for professional practice in a diverse range of healthcare settings. We will not just help you become a nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)  we will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to carry on Jesus’ ministry to help those in need. Building on a strong, biblically-based education, we want nursing students to go deeper into our mission to care for communities both locally and globally. Are you up to the challenge?




The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program taught at our Minnesota campus, reflects the college’s commitment to academic excellence by preparing highly qualified nursing professionals to serve in a variety of global health environments while modeling Christian compassion and caring. Crown College nursing school graduates rank high as first-time test takers, passing the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination), a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States, within weeks of graduation. As registered nurses with a BSN degrees, Crown graduates experience a wide variety of career possibilities, including specialization, and are positioned to continue their education at the graduate level.


Why choose Nursing studies at Crown?

VIDEO   Dr. Teresa Newby provides an overview of the major and its emphasis.


  • Provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become an entry-level graduate nurse.


  • Equip students to pass the NCLEX-RN as first-time test takers.


  • Prepare students from a Christian perspective to meet the needs of patients.


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“One of the things I have loved about Crown’s nursing department is the education I have received that emphasizes serving and caring for others with a Christian worldview. It has not only given me the skills and knowledge to be a confident nurse, it has helped to develop my faith.”


Mackenzie Nelson



Crown College has been ranked #16 in Best Nursing Schools in Minnesota by “Best Values Schools.


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Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Nursing majors have boundless opportunities.


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Entrance Requirements

From the Crown Catalog

The following are minimum threshold requirements to be considered for acceptance into the Crown College Nursing Department. Space may be limited, however, and not all qualified applicants are guaranteed acceptance.

Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, pending spring grades. GPA will be calculated based on all current/previous college-level coursework.

Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C+ or higher, pending spring grades, and with no prerequisite course being taken more than twice.


Prerequisite Courses:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • General Organic Biochem
  • Applied Statistics
  • Pathophysiology

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Complete standardized pre-admission testing (Kaplan Admission Test), administered through the Nursing Department, at or above the threshold determined by the Nursing Department.

Be recommended for acceptance to the Nursing Department by one person outside the Nursing Department.

Proof of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider through Red Cross or American Heart Association.

Receive a clear background study through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) prior to starting clinicals.

Demonstrate a level of personal health consistent with safe nursing practice as determined in a physical examination within past 12 months.

Provide one of the following negative TB test results within the past 12 months:

  • Single-step Mantoux (TB skin test-TST).
  • QuantiFERON®–TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) or T-SPOT®.TB test (T-Spot).
  • Documented normal chest x-ray.
  • After admission to nursing program a symptoms assessment form may be required.


Provide documentation of immunizations (according to MN Dept of Health recommendations for healthcare personnel, 2020) for:

  • Hepatitis B series
  • MMR-Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
  • Varicella-Chickenpox
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) once and Td booster every 10 years
  • Meningococcal A and B-every 5 years boost with MenACWY
  • Influenza-annually

Comply with all policies and procedures of the most current editions of the Nursing Department Student Handbook and Crown College Catalog (including Christian Service).

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High-fidelity Simulator

Meet Lucina our high-fidelity simulator by CAE. Our new, high-fidelity simulator help students prepare for entry-level nursing practice with real-life scenarios that promote positive patient outcomes. Come learn how the human body responds to disease processes and how you as a nurse will use critical thinking skills to facilitate appropriate interventions.  There is nothing like hands-on learning.

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“The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Crown College prepares highly qualified nurses to practice Christian compassion and caring to a diverse patient population. Graduates are well equipped to continue their journey into a wide range of career opportunities to include leadership and graduate education. Experienced faculty come alongside students to ensure success in reaching their full potential as a professional nurse.”


Teresa Newby

Department Chair



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Put your skills to use before you graduate. We partner with local hospitals and agencies to provide supervised work experience in medical settings. Clinicals will prepare students for real-life scenarios in a safe environment while giving opportunities to share Jesus’ love with others.

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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

What Will I Study?

  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing of Childbearing and Child-Rearing Families
  • Transcultural Concepts and Practice
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Advanced Senior Simulations
  • NCLEX Preparation
  • Physical Assessment
  • Pharmacology
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