School of Nursing

Nursing students in a clinic setting

The School of Nursing is one of the largest nursing programs in Minnesota, with access to hundreds of clinical sites, large and small, rural and urban, within hospitals and community centers. The School of Nursing programs respond to the health care needs of the region, especially underserved populations, which include rural communities 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 School also educates nursing leaders in its Master of Science in Advanced Practice Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

The Master of Science in Advanced Practiced Nursing program educates professional nurses for advanced practice in nursing as clinical nurse specialists, nurse managers, adult nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, and provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing.

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.

Marty Witrak, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing

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

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Accreditation

CCNE SealThe baccalaureate, master's and doctorate nursing 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.