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  • 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 submit version ATI TEAS VI (6) which is the newest version.

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


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

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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

Application Requirements

  1. Two Applications - Admission into the Century College MANE nursing program requires both a general admission application AND a separate MANE Nursing application. Students must meet the Nursing Program academic admission requirements. Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing at all Minnesota State System schools or admission will be denied.  The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum standards.
  2. TEAS Test - Applicants will be required to submit scores on the ATI-VI Nursing Admission Exam. To register for the TEAS-VI Nursing Exam for Century College please go to the ATI TEAS Testing Site. The test may be on-line or in-person. *A working computer with web cam and speaker is required if taking on-line. All MANE participating colleges are offering TEAS-VI and scores can be submitted to multiple colleges. The best score achieved by the applicant may be used.  Please specify which testing site, date of test and best score achieved to ensure the correct official transcript is supplied to Century College. If the test was NOT taken at a MANE testing site you will need to purchase the ATI TEAS transcript from ATI and have it sent to Century College.
  3. GPA - A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on first semester of the Nursing MANE Curriculum Plan must be achieved with a letter grade of C or better.  Full acceptance to the MANE collaborating college and university is dependent on successful completion of the second semester of the Nursing MANE Curriculum Plan while maintaining a GPA of 2.75 with a letter grade of C or better.
  4. Official transcripts from ALL technical, college, and university schools attended are required to be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission.  Failure to submit all transcripts is grounds for denial.
  5. Email changes - All applicants are required to notify Century College at of any email changes to the email you list on the application as this is the only way we will communicate the application decision.
  6. LPNs – Licensed Practical Nurses are considered Advanced standing applicants and must maintain unencumbered licensure from any state in the United States. Advanced standing credits will only be given for Fall Start applicants. NURS 2720 course, Transitions to the Professional Nurse, will only be offered in Fall semesters.  LPN applicants are welcome to apply for either fall or spring semesters however, starting your program in spring semester you must waive the 5 credits of advanced standing associated with NURS 2720 and instead start with NURS 2700.
  7. Selection Criteria
  • 7a) MANE Holistic Admissions requirements is made up for three components: Experiences, Attributes, and Metrics. Prior to applying, 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. 
  • 7b) Metrics combined score of [10%TEAS composite] and [First semester GPA] (can comprise up to 20% of overall priority points score)
  • 7c) Attributes (can comprise up to 40% of priority points score)
  • 7d) Experiences (can comprise up to 40% of priority points score)
  • 7e) Priority points score will be used to rank applicants for order of acceptance. (See MANE Holistic Admissions Criteria)


After Acceptance/Admission to the MANE Nursing Program

Evidence of having completed the following criteria will be required prior to the start of MANE nursing courses and must remain current throughout the program. Requirements include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Documentation of current American Heart Association CPR Healthcare Provider.2.Completed health and immunization record, including proof of current immunizations and tuberculosis testing, and/or other requirements as defined by the clinical agency.3.Completion of current Minnesota Human Services Net Study 2.0 (Includes fingerprinting)
  2. 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.

If an applicant has been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, he or she should investigate the impact that the charge or conviction may have on his or her chances of employment or licensure as a registered nurse and the student’s chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid (by Minnesota Statute 135A. 157). If the applicant refuses or is disqualified because of the background study, the applicant will be unable to successfully complete the requirements of the MANE program. Note: Involuntary termination from a healthcare institution may prohibit an applicant from completing the requirements of the nursing program. The Nursing Program endeavors to provide students with appropriate clinical training placements but cannot guarantee placements in all circumstances. Students with personal circumstances that may limit their eligibility for participation in clinical experiences are encouraged to contact the Director of Nursing as soon as possible. The Nursing Program does not guarantee an alternative facility placement. Students with these circumstances may be unable to continue in the program.

Bachelor’s 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(MANE program).

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
Start of Cohort
Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

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

84% 77% 86% 90% 93% 85% 82% 86%
Calendar Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

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

93.04% 91.09% 87.50% 79.66% 84.91%


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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 -