The purpose of the Crowder College Nursing program is to prepare graduates who can demonstrate entry-level competencies as generalist professional nurses and to provide a foundation for continued learning. The format provides a multiple-entry program where licensed practical nurses or paramedics can enter with advanced standing or students may enter with no previous nursing education. The program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduation from the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to write the licensure exam. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis by the Missouri State Board of Nursing based on the Missouri Nursing Practice Act section 335.066 or as recognized by the state in which the graduate desires to license.
The nursing faculty subscribes to adult learning theory in a conceptual learning environment where the adult learner must be an active participant in the educational process. Registered nurses function as an integral part of the health care team to deliver quality, safe, and patient-centered care using clinical judgment that is built on evidence-based practice. The nursing program is a multiple-entry, limited-admission program. All classes applied towards the Associate of Science in Nursing degree (both general education and core nursing courses) must be passed with a C or better. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to be eligible for admission:
ACT composite score of 18 with a GPA of 3.0 on complete general education courses for the degree.
ACT composite score of 19 with a GPA of 2.75 on completed general education courses for the degree.
TEAS score at the proficient level or higher with a GPA of 2.75 on completed general education courses for the degree.
Paramedic Bridge: Paramedics are given credit for the first semester and first eight weeks of the second-semester nursing classes and may enter the program at Level I. The Paramedics are not required to complete PNUR 101 or PNUR 111. Paramedics must have a current active license and must be eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri, and must have completed at least Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 152), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 252) prior to beginning the nursing program. All classes applied towards the Associate of Science in Nursing degree (both general education and core nursing courses) must be passed with a C or better. Applications for the Paramedic Bridge program are accepted from March 1 to June 1 for the Neosho program and August 1 to November 1 for the McDonald County program.
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TEAS Nursing Exam
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a standardized entrance exam for students applying to a nursing or allied health program. The exam tests over four different subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, English and Language Usage, and Science. TEAS exams will be given at the following campus sites: Cassville, McDonald County, Nevada, and Neosho.
To find out exam dates and times and to sign up for the TEAS exam please contact the campus at which you would like to test: