The baccalaureate nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-6791.


Admission Requirements and Checklist

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1. Preparation

    • Current registered nurse license from at least one state; eligibility for licensure in Minnesota
    • Associate's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited college
    • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or higher

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.


2. Application

Transcripts required: College transcripts from all colleges that you have attended and/or from which you received financial aid, or, high school transcripts, if you have no college credit, or you took three full years of high school foreign language.

Request official transcripts for receipt on or before the application deadline.

Must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Parchment, Docufide, Scrip Safe, National Clearinghouse or other certified, online transcript service.

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Mail to:
The College of St. Scholastica
Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811

Please order early — transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive.

  1. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Please do not use Internet Explorer.
  2. Submit state and license number for current registered nursing license from at least one state.

If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.

There are many financial aid options available to help you pay for your education. Contact the OneStop Student Services office early in the application process  at (877) 287-8716 or


3. Post-Completion

After you are notified a decision has been made regarding your application, log into your application portal to accept or decline using the Decision Response form.

Additionally, you will need to:

  • Submit Release of Information Form
  • Submit proof of coverage by professional liability insurance ($1 million for each occurence)
  • Annually pass a state-mandated criminal background check
  • Submit a copy of CPR certification that includes expiration date

As a college student at St. Scholastica, you get to take the lead in your own education and assume responsibility for your success. Please use our accepted students information page to help you along the way, and remember, your advisors and instructors are here to guide and support you as you proceed through your journey toward a degree.

A minimum of three months of experience working as a registered nurse is required to start NSG 4590.

Community Health Requirements

Upon acceptance into the RN to BS Online Nursing Track and prior to taking Community Health Nursing Clinical course, students will need to:

  • Submit Release of Information Form
  • Submit Immunization Requirements
  • Submit Current 2-step Mantoux
  • Submit proof of coverage by Professional Liability Insurance (minimum coverage requirement: $1 million per occurrence/$3 million aggregate)
  • Submit signed copy of CPR certification that includes expiration date
  • Complete the MN and WI Caregiver Background Study
  • Complete the National Criminal Study

Program Start Dates

Application deadlines:

Summer: May 2
Summer mid-term: June 20
Fall: Aug. 15
Fall mid-term: Oct. 10
Spring: Dec. 15
Spring mid-term: Feb. 21

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Contact Us

Katie Wayne Katie Wayne
Admissions Counselor 
(877) 287-8740

Jay ParsonsJay Parsons
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8750