School of Nursing

Nursing students in a clinic setting

For over 100 years, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing nurses for successful careers in healthcare. The School of Nursing programs respond to the health care needs of both rural and urban areas, especially underserved populations, and residents with mental health needs.

Undergraduate nursing programs

The undergraduate nursing program offers three tracks to complete a baccalaureate nursing major:  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. 

Graduate nursing programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is offered as a post-master's option for current advanced practice nurses, and a BS to DNP option for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses.

Board approved

The College of St. Scholastica Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Practitioner Programs are approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the Arizona Board of Nursing.


Science Center
Third Floor
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, MPH, MSN
Associate Professor and Interim Dean


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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