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The College of St. Scholastica

Are you interested in pursuing a specialized journey in nursing? Select from one of three specialties with curriculum that integrates nursing, science, concepts and theories from related disciplines, along with practice and research.

  • The AGACNP certificate includes 42 credits and 900 direct supervised patient care hours over 3 semesters (credits may vary based on gap analysis)
  • The FNP certificate includes 43 credits and 1020 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters (credits may vary based on gap analysis)
  • The PMHNP certificate includes 40 credits and 1080 direct supervised patient care hours over 4 semesters (credits will vary based on gap analysis)

Complete your certificate through a hybrid format consisting of online courses and clinical courses supplemented with minimal on-campus meetings. The number of credits and time required to complete the certificate depends on the specialty area and the gap analysis of previous APRN coursework.

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Degree Details


Tuition: $925/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2024-25 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. View 2023-24 rates


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

Complete the online application 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.