Welcome to an exciting accelerated nursing option available to college graduates with non-nursing majors interested in becoming Registered Nurses. The School of Nursing offers two accelerated nursing bachelor of science degree options: a traditional day school program at the Duluth campus and an online hybrid program at the St. Cloud campus.
Curriculum is based on the same philosophy and outcomes as our traditional undergraduate baccalaureate degree program, incorporating an integrated approach to learning with a concentration in the nursing major.Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for RN licensure and enter the nursing workforce, fulfilling the desire to begin a rewarding career in healthcare.
A cohort will begin the traditional accelerated program in Duluth each May. Nursing coursework (50 credits) is completed in 4 consecutive semesters over 15 months. A cohort will begin the online hybrid accelerated program in St. Cloud each September. Nursing coursework (50 credits) is completed in 4 consecutive semesters over 16 months.
Students will work with nursing faculty and expert nurse preceptors in both urban and rural healthcare facilities.
A total of 50 credits in nursing coursework is required for completion of the nursing major. A student's previous baccalaureate course work along with a heritage course taken during the program and completion of nursing major course work meet CSS requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Students are eligible to take the national qualifying exam (NCLEX) to become an R.N., obtain public health certification in Minnesota and school nurse licensure, as well as work in nursing administration or pursue graduate education in nursing.
Because the programs are accelerated, it is recommended that students not work while in the program.
The Post-Baccalaureate Nursing program is offered at the following locations:
Duluth - Offered in a traditional day format with scheduled class, labs and clinical experiences Monday - Friday.
St. Cloud - Theory courses are taught online. Students participate in intensive lab experiences at the St. Cloud campus and intensive clinical experiences.
Successful completion of either program qualifies you to apply for public health certification.
The baccalaureate nursing 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.