Crown College Department of Nursing | 86% NCLEX Pass Rates

Crown College, located west of Minneapolis, provides nationally ranked nursing programs including the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN degrees.


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  • 86%
    NCLEX Pass Rates
  • On Campus
    Online
  • Private
    Non-Profit
  • Accreditation ccne Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, BSN
  • Location St. Bonifacius, MN
  • Telephone 1-952-446-4482
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History of Crown College, a Globally-Connected Private Institution

In 1916, Crown College was founded. For over 100 years, the college has been preparing its students for a life of leadership and service. Devoted to its Christo-centric education, Crown College is known as the acclaimed Minnesota Bible college, located west of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Crown College offers a nursing program that helps complement the college’s commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and service. Nurses are prepared as highly qualified professionals with the value of Christian compassion and caring throughout their work.

The program for students who are just beginning their nursing careers is the 4-year BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). The curriculum is based on liberal arts and sciences as well as Christian studies to help prepare the student for the upcoming nursing content. The student will learn to develop an appreciation for the views and values of others. The program helps the student value the community, recognize various cultures and ethnicities, and understand those of different faiths as well as those who express no particular faith.

Passing rates for the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination), a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States, is high for Crown College. For 2016, 86.67% of graduates passed the first time.  After successfully passing the NCLEX, the individual is eligible for RN licensure in his/her state.

Nationally Ranked Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN to BSN (100% online)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Nursing Program Admission - Minimum Requirements (not all inclusive):

  1. Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  2. Prerequisite courses - grade of C+ or higher
  3. Kaplan Admission Test at or above the threshold determined by the Nursing Department
  4. Recommended for acceptance to the nursing program by one person outside of the Crown College Nursing Department
  5. Current Red Cross or American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Provider
  6. Background check

Online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN-BSN Completion Program

The RN-BSN program offered at Crown College is a 100% online program for currently licensed Registered Nurses to complete their BSN. The Nurse maintains the flexibility to still continue working.

Students who enter with their current RN license are able to complete the program for a bachelor's degree within 18 to 20 months.

NOTE: The RN-BSN program will reinstate in fall 2017.

Accreditation/Approval

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the Crown College Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

The BSN program has also been approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Rankings/Accolades/Recognition

MONEY Magazine ranked Crown College in the top 15% of the “Best Colleges” list.

Christian Universities Online listed Crown College in the top-10 “Best Christian Colleges & Universities”.

US News & World Report ranked Crown College #48 among the “Best Midwest Regional Colleges”.

G.I. Jobs recognized Crown College as a Military Friendly School.

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  1. Anonymous
    Aug 10, 3:41 am by Alumni
    Overall: 3.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 4 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 2 stars
    Support: 4 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus

    My Experience

    Crown College itself is a wonderful college with a great mission statement. If students buy into the experience, their time at Crown will be most likely a very positive experience. I loved my time at Crown for many reasons, but most of them were related to the college, not necessarily the nursing program. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy or appreciate the nursing department; Crown just had many opportunities to branch outside of the department. I was able to be involved in athletics and complete all my academic requirements; Crown worked very well with me and encouraged me to continue. Crown College competes in NCAA division III athletics, and competes against several other small private colleges in the area. Classes are relatively small and professors are more than happy to meet one-on-one to discuss anything. Academically, it seemed to me that Crown did admit more applicants than the average nursing program, but the academic standards were very high and it was not an easy task to complete the program (as any nursing program should be). Crown is a private college, so costs are definitely higher, but as compared to other private institutions, it is relatively affordable. The lovely campus sits in St. Bonifacius, MN, a rural suburb of Minneapolis, MN.

    About The Staff

    The staff at Crown College are fantastic. The professors are all very knowledgeable and experienced nurses and care very much about the students and their education. Whatever whims us students had towards just about anything, the professors were willing to listen and discuss with us. While they were very caring, they also were pretty tough academically and challenged my class to the best of our abilities. All other staff were also great; just about everyone that worked there seemed like they enjoyed their jobs and were happy to help with anything.

    Things To Know

    The only negative experience I really had was because Crown is a small rural school, they are limited in the area of staffing/professors. We had a professor suddenly resign in the middle of the year, which threw the program into chaos and forced other professors to take on more responsibility due to the inability of the college to hire another professor. I fully believe that if this had not happened, my experience would have been free of negatives (minus the normal difficulties of any nursing program).

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