Nursing B.S.

School of Health + Science

Being the Hands and Feet of Christ

Choosing to pursue nursing at Crown College provides students with a distinct educational experience that combines excellence in nursing education with a strong foundation in Christian values.

The nursing program offers comprehensive coursework, hands-on clinical experiences, and expert faculty mentors who not only equip students with the necessary clinical skills but also emphasize the importance of providing holistic care to patients.


Why study Nursing at Crown?

Direct Admission

Direct admission means acceptance into our nursing program straight from high school! Fill out and return completed application to

Different Environments + Specialties

With experience, nurses have the ability to pivot among specialties and find joy in working in a variety of different settings.

Always a Need for Qualified Nurses

Our graduates do not struggle to immediately find good paying jobs.

Sarah’s mother always wanted to be a nurse, but a language barrier held her back from realizing her dreams. Now, her youngest is living out her dream and following God on this inspirational path He has prepared. “I’ve come to realize that I have my mom’s heart of serving and her heart for compassion,” Sarah said. In addition to be inspired by her mom, Sarah credits another source of inspiration for her career path. “Jesus is the perfect example as a nurse. He took care of the sick when nobody did,” she reflected.

Sarah Vang


Registered Nurse

Advanced Degrees

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Joy Pieper

Associate Professor, Nursing Department Chair

Dr. Krista Hoekstra

Dean of Health and Sciences

Jessica Kesterson

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Kristopher Kallies

Associate Professor of Nursing

Support Staff

Katie Rosenow
Administrative Assistant to the Schools of Health + Science and Business

Preview of Courses

NUR 301 - Foundations of Professional Nursing

This course will focus on the development of student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for professional nursing practice. Competencies necessary to provide holistic care to a diverse client population throughout the life span will be introduced. Clinical reasoning and clinical judgment will be used as a systematic guide to client-centered care that incorporates social determinants of health and health equity. Nursing fee applies.

NUR 422 - Medical - Surgical Nursing II

This course will continue focus on knowledge, skills, and attitudes of adult health nursing. Students will apply clinical judgment to facilitate holistic care for adults exhibiting a human response to actual or potential health problems with consideration to social determinants of health and health equity. Nursing care is provided through the application of the six focused areas of the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) model. Nursing fee applies.

NUR 450 - NCLEX Preparation

This course is meant to prepare students to take the NCLEX-RN examination after successfully completing all required courses for graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BS in Nursing) from Crown College. Focus will be placed on further development of critical thinking and clinical judgement skills reflective of minimum-competency, entry-level nursing. Test-taking strategies will be discussed and practiced preparing students for CAT (Computer Adaptive Test).


Our faculty to student ratio is 17:1. We intentionally aim to keep our class sizes small. This allows us to maintain academic excellence and strong relationships between faculty and students. At Crown College, every student is a person and not just another number.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Available to all students, our Student Success Office is a great resource for students. Services offered by the Student Success Office are designed to increase academic success and build community. Amanda McDonald serves as our Director of Student Success and is more than happy to meet with any student. For more information, click here.
Yes we have an honors program! For more information on our Honors program click here.
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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