St. Scholastica's Master of Science degree in Advanced Practice Nursing program educates professional baccalaureate-prepared nurses for advanced practice nursing. We are the only professional Nursing programs in Northeastern Minnesota, a predominately rural area. Program faculty believe they have a particular obligation to respond to the healthcare needs of the region, especially those whose health needs have been underserved or neglected.
The curriculum consists of core courses, support courses and role courses. The core courses provide a foundation in nursing theory, research design, health policies, professional issues and concepts of advanced practice nursing. Support courses provide the knowledge and skills necessary for specialized advanced practice nursing. Additional specialization and application of theories occur in the role courses.
The Master of Science Program accommodates working professionals and can be completed in two years fulltime and three to seven years part time, depending upon the track chosen. The Post-master's option can be done in one to two years depending on the track chosen and the courses that transfer in. Classes are conveniently scheduled and may be offered in the late afternoon, one full day format, or weekends. Some course assignments are done through innovative learning formats such as web-based technology and independent study.
The Master of Science degree in Advanced Practice Nursing is offered at the following locations:
St. Cloud - Family Nurse Practitioner track - Part Time
The master’s program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.