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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

Tuition: $899/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 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.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice 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 Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and APRN Certificate programs are approved as advanced practice nursing programs 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 for the May 2022 cohort open in NursingCAS on Aug. 12. Deadline: Nov. 15.
  • FNP: Applications for the May 2022 cohort open in NursingCAS on Aug. 12. Deadline: Nov. 15.
  • PMHNP: Applications for the January 2022 cohort open in NursingCAS on Aug. 12. Deadline: Oct. 15.

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 bring their deep experience to online and on-campus classrooms. Our values of community, respect, stewardship and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.