School of Nursing

Department of Traditional Undergraduate Nursing | Department of Post-Baccalaureate Nursing | Department of Non-Traditional Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in three program formats, the 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 following Undergraduate Nursing Program outcomes identify the depth and breadth of knowledge which graduates of all undergraduate nursing program formats at CSS are able to demonstrate. Upon completion of the Undergraduate Nursing Program the graduate will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts and sciences, and the Benedictine values in the holistic practice of professional nursing.
  2. Demonstrate values and behaviors consistent with professional nursing standards.
  3. Demonstrate competence in utilizing patient care technologies and information system technologies in dynamic healthcare environments.
  4. Integrate effective inter-professional collaboration into practice to enhance the health of all patients, including diverse and vulnerable populations.
  5. Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy and evidence-based nursing to advocate for the quality and safety of patient care.

The School also educates leaders in its Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.  Information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

All 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.

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

Chair, Department of Traditional Undergraduate Nursing:
Paula Byrne, MSN, RN

Chair, Department of Post-Baccalaureate Nursing:
Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, RN, CNP, MPH

Chair, Department of Non-Traditional Nursing:
Arlene Johnson, PhD, RN, CNP, CNE