Crown College Department of Nursing

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. Schools Scholarships Student Support

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BSN   RN-to-BSN   Entry-Level BSN  

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 2017, 95% 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.

Accreditation and Approval

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

Crown College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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

Rankings, Accolades and Recognition

NICHE (2019)

  • Most Conservative Colleges in America #28
  • Best Colleges for Religious Studies in America #39
  • Most Diverse Colleges in America #1,374
  • Most Conservative Colleges in Minnesota #1
  • Most Diverse Colleges in Minnesota #25

US News & World Report ranked Crown College #46 in Regional Colleges Midwest (2019). named Crown College one of the top ten nursing programs in Minnesota (2018).

MONEY Magazine ranked Crown College in the top 15% of the "Best Colleges" list (2015-2016).

Christian Universities Online listed Crown College in the top-10 "Best Christian Colleges & Universities" (2015).

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

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