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The College of St. Scholastica

The curriculum integrates nursing, science, concepts and theories from related disciplines, along with practice and research. The number of credits and time to complete the certificate are dependent of the specialty area.

  • The AGACNP certificate includes 23 credits with 660 direct supervised patient care hours over 3 semesters
  • The FNP certificate includes 25 credits with 675 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters
  • The PMHNP certificate includes 26 credits with 720 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters

Part of the application process includes answering essay questions which are available during the application process in NursingCAS. Each certificate is offered in a hybrid format consisting of online courses and clinical courses supplemented with minimal on-campus meetings.

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Degree Details


Tuition: $876/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2022-23 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


Visit our Catalog to view the program and course requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

AGACNP Certificate

FNP Certificate

PMHNP Certificate


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Board Approved

The College of St. Scholastica’s pre-licensure degree program, the Bachelor’s to DNP with APRN concentration degree program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by certificate.

  • AGACNP: Applications open in August in NursingCAS for the May cohort. Deadline: Jan. 15.
  • FNP: Applications open in August in NursingCAS for the May cohort. Deadline: Jan. 15.
  • PMHNP: Applications open in August in NursingCAS for the Fall cohort. Deadline: April 1.

Online Application

Essay questions are part of the online application process and are available in NursingCAS. 

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.