Frequently Asked Questions

According to the World Health Organization, “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled, and dying people. Nurses play a critical role in healthcare and are often the unsung heroes in healthcare facilities and emergency response. They are often the first to detect health emergencies and work on the front lines of disease prevention and the delivery of primary health care, including promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.”

Nursing is a profession with high standards of professionalism with schools having the same high standards of student professionalism. It is a challenging and demanding program of study with the length of the program, high rigor in the classroom, and great expectations in the clinical setting. Nursing schools prepare you to provide safe and effective patient care.

An Associate of Science in Nursing degree without an LPN license takes four semesters (not including general education courses) to complete. An Associate of Science in Nursing degree with an LPN license takes two semesters (not including general education courses) to complete.

Please visit the page for the program option you are interested in to see the most up-to-date estimated cost of attendance.

​Please note that in-district charges apply to property-tax paying In-district charges apply to property-tax-paying residents of Newton and McDonald Counties (they pay taxes that support Crowder College). All other Missouri residents pay out-of-district charges. Tuition increases are subject to change.

According to the American Medical Informatics Association, “Nursing Informatics is the “science and practice (that) integrates nursing, its information and knowledge, with information and communication technologies to promote the health of people, families, and communities worldwide.” (adapted from IMIA Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics 2009). The application of nursing informatics knowledge is empowering for all healthcare practitioners in achieving patient-centered care.”

Crowder College is an Equal Opportunity educational/employment institution and is non-discriminatory relative to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, and qualified disability. Crowder College is committed to providing educational opportunities to all qualified students regardless of their economic or social status. Director of Human Resources, (Newton Hall, 417-455-5675) coordinates compliance efforts with federal and state EO rules and regulations.

Licensure Compliance for Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma have been confirmed.

Other states have not been determined.  Crowder College has Full Approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  Missouri is a National Licensure Compact (NLC) state.