Nursing B.S.N. Degree

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN)

Nursing Major

Crown College Department of Nursing has one of the top RN degree programs in Minnesota. Our mission 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 Minnesota Nursing degree program 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 Minnesota 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. In Minnesota, our Nursing degree program is esteemed for its state-of-the-art nursing lab which 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 2017 (for students preparing to begin junior nursing courses fall 2017).

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At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Nursing Major (B.S.N.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 30 Credits

Major Core

Total - 131 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. 

* 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 - 16 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 - 15 Credits

Senior Year

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