The Century College Associate Degree Nursing Program is intended to train students who are ready to begin professional nursing careers and manage safe, culturally competent patient-centered nursing care in different healthcare settings in our progressively varied communities.
Coursework comprises nursing theory focusing on complete assessment, therapeutic nursing interventions including alternative / complementary modalities, levels of prevention, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and leadership/management concepts.
Clinical presentation occurs in different settings including community clinics, acute, sub-acute, and long-term care facilities, home health settings and schools. Caring, safe, competent nursing care across the lifespan is nurtured.
Graduates are granted an associate in science degree in nursing and are qualified to apply to take the NCLEX-RN and meet the Minnesota State Board of Nursing requirements for licensure. Graduates are also able to carry on for a further three semesters with upper-division full-partner schools in the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) to conclude their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The Mobility Nursing Track is provided to eligible licensed practical nurses (LPN) and eligible paramedics. Mobility track students are awarded five credits of advanced standing and participate in a transition course to support the change of role to professional nursing.
All pupils will be dually admitted to Century College and an upper-division full-partner MANE college to permit smooth Education to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
A Minnesota statewide nursing articulation agreement offers articulation agreements to students who pursue their bachelor’s degree from most baccalaureate nursing programs offered throughout the state who are not participating in the MANE initiative.
Estimate for program tuition/fees is $11,000
About the school
Century College is a two-year community college situated in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It is part of the MnSCU system and is Minnesota’s biggest two-year community and technical college. It was established in 1967 as Lakewood Community College and in 1996 combined with Northeast Metro Technical to become Century College.
Century College offers professional programs; liberal arts transfer degrees, and more than 60 career programs and short-term certificate programs. Classes are accessible online, and during the day, evening, and weekends.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Special Application to Nursing is required. Students must meet Nursing academic admission requirements. Minimum requirements based on college performance include:
- Completion of four general education (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum) courses with a GPA in those courses of 2.75 or higher. Courses include: COMM 1031, 1041, OR 1051; PSYC 1020; and BIOL 1020 and CHEM 1020 OR 8 cr. Of MnTC electives if applicants have completed BIOL 2031 or transferred in equivalent of BIOL 2031 and are not required to complete BIOL/CHEM 1020. GPA scores will be used, along with other admission criteria, to rank each candidate for admission purposes.
- Specific minimum assessment scores in reading and writing or specific coursework in those areas, to meet college-level requirements.
- High School and all College/University transcripts must be sent to Century College.
- Applicants must complete a required nursing program admission exam, the ATI TEAS prior to the application deadline. See application packet or website for more information on registering for this exam. Scores for this exam will be used, along with other admission criteria, to rank each candidate for admission purposes.
- Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if (1) English is not their native language; and (2) the applicants have lived in the U.S. fewer than 8 years at the time of application to the program. Applicants are exempt from taking an English proficiency exam if their native language is English or they have been in the U.S., as a non-native English speaker, for more than 8 years. Minimum scores in the following exams are required to demonstrate English language proficiency:
Test Minimum Satisfactory Score
TOEFL iBT 84 with a minimum speaking score of 26
TOEFL PBT 560
IELTS Overall score 6.5 with the minimum of 6.0 on all modules
MELAB Standard set by MCSBN
Pearson Test of English Academic Overall score of 55 with the minimum of 50 on all sub-scores
- 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 criteria.
- Please refer to the Nursing application information available online and in the Admissions Office and Advising, Counseling & Career Center for more details. Applicants are responsible for knowing the information within including any changes as these materials are updated regularly. Also see the Application Advising Review sheet available in the Advising, Counseling & Career Center and online.
- Timing of coursework is critical in order to meet application deadlines. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor or counselor for planning their coursework.
- Application deadline for the fall semester is February 1st of each year; application deadline for the spring semester is June 1st of each year.
Admission into this program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college will not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards. Application requirements are subject to change.
All applicants must complete the ATI TEAS pre-nursing admission exam prior to the application deadline.
Exam scores will be applied to selection criteria for admissions. See the Nursing program webpage for exam and registration details.
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 from having patient contact and would not be permitted to participate in the clinical experience if a clearance is not issued. This would result in the inability to successfully complete the nursing course requirements.
Effective 2014, The Minnesota Board of Nursing requires all new licensure applicants to complete an FBI Fingerprint Federal Background Study. Results of this study may affect a new licensure applicants’ ability to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in Minnesota.
3300 Century Ave N White Bear Lake, MN 55110
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