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.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and the Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate offered by the School of Nursing at The College of St. Scholastica will be reviewed by a team of program evaluators from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education February 15 – February 17, 2017.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree will be reviewed for re-accreditation. The Post-Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse certificate will be reviewed for initial accreditation.
The public is invited to provide written comments regarding the programs. Please send your written, signed comments to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education at:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
1 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Third party comments must be written in English, and will be received until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation. Any comments submitted in a language other than English will not be processed. Your comments must be received by January 25, 2017. Signed comments will be shared with the program evaluators but not with the program.
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.
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.
The College of St. Scholastica Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the Arizona Board of Nursing.
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Julie Anderson, PhD, RN, Dean