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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. 

Nursing Assistant Training

St. Scholastica offers Nursing Assistant training in a flexible hybrid format. This training consists of online coursework combined with skills and clinical experiences on campus in Duluth or St. Cloud.

Graduate nursing programs

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is offered as a Bachelor's to DNP option for baccalaureate-prepared nurses and as a post-graduate option for current advanced practice nurses. We also offer a Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Program option.

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 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 Dean of Nursing


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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