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School of Nursing

Traditional Undergraduate Nursing | Post-Baccalaureate Nursing | RN to BS Nursing

The School of Nursing, Department of Undergraduate Nursing, offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in three program formats (traditional undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and RN to BS).  The undergraduate nursing program prepares students for entry-level professional nursing practice.  This level of education is based on core knowledge and clinical competency applied through a unique blend of critical thinking, caring, competence, communication and collaboration. 

The following undergraduate nursing program outcomes identify the depth and breadth of knowledge which graduates of all undergraduate nursing program formats at CSS are able to demonstrate. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program the graduate will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts and sciences, and the Benedictine values in the holistic practice of professional nursing.
  2. Demonstrate values and behaviors consistent with professional nursing standards.
  3. Demonstrate competence in utilizing patient care technologies and information system technologies in dynamic healthcare environments.
  4. Integrate effective inter-professional collaboration into practice to enhance the health of all patients, including diverse and vulnerable populations.
  5. Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy and evidence-based nursing to advocate for the quality and safety of patient care.

The School also educates leaders in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Graduate APRN certificate programs. Information about the graduate programs may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

The undergraduate nursing program is approved as a licensure-preparing program and the graduate programs are approved as advanced practice nursing programs by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

All nursing programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Interim Chair, Department of Undergraduate Nursing
Julie Knuths, DNP, RN

Dean, School of Nursing
Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, MPH