The following Nursing program outcomes identify the depth and breadth of knowledge which graduates of all undergraduate nursing programs are able to demonstrate. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing programs the graduate will:
Laboratory learning activities involve students in the hands-on practice of nursing skills involved in patient care. The School of Nursing received a HRSA federal grant to update equipment in the skills and simulation lab on the Duluth campus, and equip a new nursing skills and simulation lab on the St. Cloud campus. In the simulation lab, students participate in patient care scenarios with simulation manikins as patients.
Lab intensives - Students in the St. Cloud program will attend lab at the St. Cloud campus one to three times during a semester for a concentrated time frame (i.e. 3-5 days). Efforts are made to group lab days to decrease travel costs.
Clinical learning activities are experiences with actual patients in a variety of patient-care settings. Experiences are with a St. Scholastica faculty member or with an RN preceptor & supervised by St. Scholastica faculty.
The Director of Educational Experiences secures all clinical placements for both the Duluth and St. Cloud programs. Students are responsible for all costs related to attending clinical experiences: transportation, lodging if required, meals and parking.
Student clinical experiences in the Duluth program include a variety of health care facilities in the Duluth area. For rural (semester II), the College has an ongoing relationship with rural sites in the greater Minnesota/Wisconsin area; for the externship (semester IV) efforts will be make to place the students at a facility of his or her choosing.
Student clinical experiences in the St. Cloud program include a variety of health care facilities and are scheduled in an intensive format similar to the lab intensives. Effort will be made to keep clinical sites within a reasonable proximity to the student's home. For rural (semester II) and externship (semester IV) experiences, students will work with the Director of Educational Experiences to select a site.
In the Baccalaureate Degree Program, a total of 50 nursing credits are required for the completion of the nursing major. Completion of the nursing major course work combined with a student's previous baccalaureate course work and one heritage course taken during the program meet CSS requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Because the program will be intense, it is expected that students will not be able to work while attending this program.
International experience is critical in today's globalized world. Even if you practice as a nurse in the same town you were born in, you'll meet and treat people with diverse backgrounds. International experience and cultural competence can help you perform as a nurse to the best of your abilities.
Post-Baccalaureate Nursing students are invited to participate in our Belize practicum, a service trip to Central America
Refer to this handbook for rules, regulations and guidelines regarding the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track at St. Scholastica.
[Duluth - Summer I] [St. Cloud - Fall I]
NSG 3600 Introduction to Nursing Practice - 5 credits (3 theory, 2 lab)
NSG 3645 Professional Nursing I - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 3660 Health Transition I - 4 credits (2 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients experiencing acute illness across the lifespan. **
[Duluth - Fall] [St. Cloud - Spring]
NSG 3845 Professional Nursing II - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 3867 Evidence-Based Practice - 1 credit (theory)
NSG 3870 Health Transitions II - 7 credits (5 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients and families experiencing acute illness in the rural setting.**
NSG 3871 Integrative Lab I - 2 credits (lab)
TRS 3777 Catholic Benedictine Perspectives: Responsible Living and Meaningful Work
[Duluth - Spring] [St. Cloud - Summer]
NSG 4645 Professional Nursing III - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 4660 Health Transitions III - 7 credits (5 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients experiencing complex illness.**
NSG 4661 Integrative Lab II - 2 credits (lab)
NSG 4674 Community Health - 3 credits (theory)
[Duluth - Summer II] [St. Cloud - Fall II]
NSG 4800 Professional Nursing IV - 3 credits (2 theory; 1 clinical/45 hours)
Clinical - Leadership experience; students work with an RN in a leadership position supervised by CSS clinical faculty.**
NSG 4874 Community as Client - 2 credits (1 lab; 1 clinical/45 hours)
Clinical - Students assess and plan care for a selected community.**
NSG 4880 Capstone - 6 credits (2 theory; 1 lab; 3 clinical/135 hours)
Clinical - Student externship experience at the end of the program; students work with an RN preceptor as a graduate nurse supervised by CSS faculty.**
NSG Elective - 2 credits (theory) can be taken semester II, III or IV
Refer to this handbook for rules, regulations and guidelines.
Course numbers and descriptions are currently being finalized and will be added soon. Check back for more information.
2 credits of NSG electives are also required.
All General Education requirements must be met as well. Often, but not always, these requirements are met by previous undergraduate study.