Delivery: Daytime and blended online classes only, some evening clinical experiences
Start–Nursing–Traditional Track Courses: Fall or Spring Semester; Full-time only
Start–Nursing–Mobility Track Courses: Fall or Spring Semester; Full-Time only
Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Nursing – Traditional Track–Associate in Science (75 credits)
Nursing – Mobility Track–Associate in Science (75 credits)Curriculum Change
The Century College Associate Degree Nursing Program is changing the way we educate nurses.The Institute of Medicine has challenged the country to have 80% of our Registered Nurses educated to the Baccalaureate level by the year 2020. Century College is rising to this challenge by teaming up with the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE). MANE is an alliance of eight colleges and universities in Minnesota who have collaborated to create a new transformative and spiraled curriculum, providing seamless transition through associate degree to the baccalaureate level. These eight colleges and universities include: Metropolitan State University, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater Community College, and Riverland Community College.The new curriculum includes one year of general education courses, followed by 3 years of nursing coursework to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Students will be dually enrolled with Century College and Metropolitan State University on entry into the nursing program. After the first three semesters of nursing coursework through Century College the student has the option of obtaining the Associate of Science in Nursing degree and writing the NCLEX-RN ® exam. The student also has the option of continuing, on Century College campus, to complete their BSN through Metropolitan State University.
About the Program The program is designed as four years of full-time study, with the first two semesters devoted to prerequisite/preparatory courses required for admission to the nursing program. Successful completion of five semesters leads to an Associate of Science (AS) Nursing degree offered by Century College and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The MANE curriculum continues for three additional semesters leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) offered by a collaborating university. The intent is that all courses, in a variety of formats, will be offered at Century College campus. Program Learning Outcomes for Five Semester Program
Century College is a member of The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE), an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs dedicated to increasing the educational capacity for baccalaureate education. The MANE program is a collaborative, concept-based baccalaureate curriculum, based on a set of core competencies, intended to prepare graduates to provide care to individuals, families and communities in health promotion, acute or chronic illness, and at the end of life. This collaborative curriculum provides a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. Acceptance to the program allows for dual admission to Century College and a MANE Alliance nursing program, culminating in a baccalaureate degree.
Program Competency Statements
The program is designed as four years of full-time study, with the first two semesters devoted to prerequisite/preparatory courses required for admission to the nursing program. Successful completion of five semesters leads to an Associate of Science (AS) Nursing degree offered by Century College and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The MANE curriculum continues for three additional semesters leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) offered by a collaborating university. The intent is that all courses, in a variety of formats, will be offered at Century College campus.
Program Learning Outcomes for Five Semester Program
Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) Philosophy Statement
We believe the purpose of nursing education is to prepare professional nurses to practice successfully in today’s complex health care environment, respond to future health care needs, and lead in the broader health care system. A commitment to excellence in professional nursing practice, based on a set of collaborative core nursing values and innovation, is reflected in the use of integrative review in a spiraled, competency-based curriculum. We believe in a transformative curriculum that moves away from independent silos of education to a collaborative effort between universities, community colleges, and practice with the goal of increasing numbers of baccalaureate prepared nurses in Minnesota. This collaborative curriculum fosters a seamless transition from associate to baccalaureate nursing education. We believe baccalaureate nursing education enhances a comprehensive understanding of healthcare policy, research, systems leadership, and community health nursing.
MANE nursing graduates are educated to use the best available evidence in making sound clinical judgments during provision of safe, high quality, holistic nursing care across the lifespan and the health continuum. We believe with the use of informational technology, a nurse is prepared to provide health care in a variety of environments. We believe nurses act as transformational leaders and vital members of an interdisciplinary team. A strong focus on health promotion supports nursing graduates to best serve diverse individuals, families, and communities locally, nationally, and globally.
We believe adult learners must be actively engaged in the learning process. We value lifelong learning, reflective nursing practice, and insights gained through self-analysis and self-care. Faculty members teaching in the MANE curriculum model professionalism, scholarship, inclusiveness, beneficence, and collegiality. This transformative approach to nursing education encourages deep understanding of key nursing concepts while addressing the changing healthcare environment.
The mission of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is to increase baccalaureate prepared nurses through collaborative, transformative educational strategies.
Through increased access to baccalaureate nursing education MANE will prepare professional nurses to promote health and meet the evolving and complex healthcare needs of an increasingly diverse population in Minnesota.
MANE Philosophy, Mission and Vision Statements: © Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education, 2013
The Century College Nursing Program is approved by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
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The new MANE curriculum will start in Fall 2014. The next available application cycle will be February 1, 2014, for a start in Fall 2014. After February 1, 2014, the following application cycle will apply:
Bachelor in Nursing Completion Programs
Test Minimum Satisfactory Score TOEFL iBT 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26 TOEFL PBT 560 IELTS Overall score of 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules MELAB Total passing score of 81 and a speaking section score of 3 Pearson Test of English Academic Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores
Programs are available both online and on Century College Campus to allow RNs with Associate Degrees to obtain their Bachelors in Nursing. Programs available on Century College Campus are offered by Bemidji State University and Metropolitan State University. Many RN to BSN programs are available in the area or online, including but not limited to: Augsburg College, Bethel University, Minnesota State University Mankato, St. Catherine’s University, St. Mary’s University, The College of St. Scholastica, and Winona State University.
Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.
Potential Job Titles
Nursing - AS 64 Credits
DiscoverNursing.com states: “by the year 2020, there will be an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses. With the world population living longer and needing more care, the healthcare field is one of the best places to get a job, and will likely stay that way for many years to come.”
The following local health care systems offer employment opportunities:
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Program Contact Information
Director of Nursing
651.779.3987 Jennifer.Eccles@century.edu Room 2294 East Sherry Hegstrom,
651.779.3910 Sherry.Hegstrom@century.edu Room 2230 West
Nursing Assistant Program
Health Sciences Broad Field Associate in Science Program