School of Nursing

Nursing students in a clinic setting

For over 100 years, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing nurses for successful careers in healthcare. Now, our School of Nursing, one of the largest in Minnesota, is expanding to Phoenix to offer our signature Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program to help meet the growing demand for advanced practice nurses in Arizona.

The School of Nursing programs respond to the health care needs of both rural and urban areas, especially underserved populations, and residents with mental health needs.

Undergraduate nursing programs

The undergraduate nursing program offers three tracks to complete a baccalaureate nursing major:  Traditional Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate and RN to BS online.  The undergraduate nursing program, which is approved as a licensure-preparing program by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, 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, communication and collaboration. 

Graduate nursing programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is offered as a post-master's option for current advanced practice nurses, and a BS to DNP option for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses.  Both options reflect a multidisciplinary design incorporating appropriate graduate-level courses from other disciplines.

In addition, the School of Nursing offers a certificate in Nursing Informatics. This 100% online program provides nurses with a strong background in healthcare informatics, with a focus on making patient information accessible at the point of care.


Science Center
Room 3216B
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

Julie Anderson, PhD, RN, Dean


CCNE SealThe Baccalaureate and DNP programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.