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  • Nursing

    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)

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 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. For more information about MANE, please visit www.manemn.org

Accreditation

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.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020
www.acenursing.org/

Application Deadline

  1. Fall start: Application deadline is February 1st of each year preceding the fall start date of the following academic year.
  2. Spring start: Application deadline is June 1st of each year preceding the spring start date of the following academic year.

Application Requirements

  1. Admission into the 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 TEAS-V Nursing Admission Exam. This exam will be administered on Century College campus. To register for the ATI TEAS-V Nursing Admission Exam at Century College please go to the ATI Testing Site. You may also take the exam at other MANE participating college sites with no need to pay a transcript fee to have your results sent to Century College. MANE participating colleges are: 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.
  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-V 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 on the right side of this webpage, 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.

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: 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.

Transfer

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Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

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  • Registered Nurse

Salary Data

Registered Nurse
Average Wage: $35.45/hour
Top Earners: $46.18/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - www.iseek.org

Learning Outcomes

Nursing - AS 75 Credits

  • Demonstrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.
  • Apply leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.
  • Utilize best available evidence and informatics to guide decision making.
  • Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide holistic nursing care.
  • Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to a variety of health care situations.
  • Incorporate ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational environments.
  • Practice holistic, evidence-based nursing care including diverse and underserved individuals, families, and communities.