• Nursing

    Delivery: Daytime and blended online classes only, some evening clinical experiences
    Start: Fall or Spring Semester; Full-time only

    Your 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

TEAS Exam Information

Nursing program applicants must take the new version of ATI TEAS VI (6) for the February 1, 2020 application deadline for incoming Fall 2020 nursing students.

The scores for the older version TEAS V (5) will no longer be accepted after June 1st, 2016, and onward.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Applicants: NURS 2720 course, Transitions to the Professional Nurse, will be offered in fall semesters only. Applicants who are LPNs are welcome to apply to join the program during any application cycle (Fall/Spring).

However, to begin the program in spring semester, LPNs must take NURS 2700 instead of NURS 2720, and waive the 5 credits of advanced standing associated with NURS 2720.


About the Program

Century College, in collaboration with the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE), offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum, with an Associate of Science in Nursing awarded part way through 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) in Nursing degree offered at Century College and eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Century students have a 92% first time pass rate for NCLEX, the state licensure exam. Students will: 

  • Work as a key member of the professional healthcare team to provide quality patient care in a variety of fast-paced health care facilities
  • Experience interactive simulated labs and actual clinical rotations in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Deliver safe, caring, competent, holistic nursing care to patients from infants to the elderly patient populations

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 MANE university. The intent is that all courses, in a variety of formats, will be offered in rotation through MANE parnter campuses. For more information about MANE, please visit www.manemn.org

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Special Application Required

This program requires special admission. You must apply for general admission first before submitting the special application.

Application Deadline

Fall start: Application opens December 1st and the deadline is February 1st of each year preceding (before) the Fall start date of the following academic year.

Spring start: Application opens April 1st and the deadline is June 1st of each year preceding (before) the Spring start date of the following academic year.

Application Requirements

  1. Admission into the Century College MANE nursing program requires a separate special application and the selection process is highly competitive. Students must meet Nursing Program academic admission requirements. Minimum requirements are based on college performance and performance on a nursing program admissions exam. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum standards.
  2. Applicants will be required to submit scores on the ATI-VI Nursing Admission Exam. This exam will be administerered virtually. To register for the TEAS-VI Nursing Exam for Century College please go to the ATI Testing Site. *A working computer with web cam and speaker is required. All MANE participating colleges are doing TEAS-VI virtually and scores can be submitted to multiple colleges. 
  3. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission when there are more applicants than spaces in the program. Applicants are ranked and selected for admission based on scores on the TEAS-VI entrance exam and GPA in the first semester of the Century College MANE Curriculum Plan.
  4. Please refer to the Nursing application brochures-available in the quick-links in the Planning for Your Program section, and in the Admissions and Counseling Offices for more details. These brochures for each program option are updated annually during Spring Semester. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a counselor for planning their coursework. Also see the Application Advising Review sheet available in the Counseling Center and online. Timing of coursework is critical in order to meet application deadlines.
  5. Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual having contact with patients to complete a background study prior to starting the clinical experience. An individual may be disqualified or have restrictions placed on patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience if a clearance is not issued. A background study with no restrictions is required to successfully complete the requirements of the nursing program. Call MN Department of Human Services with specific questions, 651-431-2000.
  6. MANE Holistic Admissions Requirements 

MANE Holistic Admissions requirements is made up for three components: Experiences, Attributes, and Metrics. Please write out your experiences and attributes on a separate document and have it available to cut and paste into the appropriate experience and attributes sections on the MANE Nursing eApplication to save time and avoid the application timing out. 

Bachelor in Nursing Completion Programs

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:

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Image of a bar graph explaining Century's Nursing Tuition Cost Per Credit.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

    Financial Aid

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs quality for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College's Federal School Code is 010546.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

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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.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

Century College Nursing Achievement Dashboard

Academic Year Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019

Program Completion Rate (students who finish the program successfully within 4 semesters)

92% 84% 77% 86% 90% 93% 85% 82%
Calendar Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Percent of NCLEX-RN© test takers who were successful on their first attempt

91.89% 93.04% 91.09% 87.50% 79.66%


Two students preparing an IV line in class.

Potential Job Titles

Student practicing a wellness check on a mannequin patient.
  • Registered Nurse

Salary Data

Registered Nurse
Average Wage: $40.01/hour
Top Earners: $46.12/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu