[Duluth - Summer I] [St. Cloud - Fall I]
NSG 3600 Introduction to Nursing Practice - 5 credits (3 theory, 2 lab)
NSG 3645 Professional Nursing I - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 3660 Health Transition I - 4 credits (2 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients experiencing acute illness across the lifespan. **
[Duluth - Fall] [St. Cloud - Spring]
NSG 3845 Professional Nursing II - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 3867 Evidence-Based Practice - 1 credit (theory)
NSG 3870 Health Transitions II - 7 credits (5 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients and families experiencing acute illness in the rural setting.**
NSG 3871 Integrative Lab I - 2 credits (lab)
TRS 3777 Catholic Benedictine Perspectives: Responsible Living and Meaningful Work
[Duluth - Spring] [St. Cloud - Summer]
NSG 4645 Professional Nursing III - 2 credits (theory)
NSG 4660 Health Transitions III - 7 credits (5 theory; 2 clinical/90 hours)
Clinical - Care of patients experiencing complex illness.**
NSG 4661 Integrative Lab II - 2 credits (lab)
NSG 4674 Community Health - 3 credits (theory)
[Duluth - Summer II] [St. Cloud - Fall II]
NSG 4800 Professional Nursing IV - 3 credits (2 theory; 1 clinical/45 hours)
Clinical - Leadership experience; students work with an RN in a leadership position supervised by CSS clinical faculty.**
NSG 4874 Community as Client - 2 credits (1 lab; 1 clinical/45 hours)
Clinical - Students assess and plan care for a selected community.**
NSG 4880 Capstone - 6 credits (2 theory; 1 lab; 3 clinical/135 hours)
Clinical - Student externship experience at the end of the program; students work with an RN preceptor as a graduate nurse supervised by CSS faculty.**
NSG Elective - 2 credits (theory) can be taken semester II, III or IV
In the Baccalaureate Degree Program, a total of 50 nursing credits are required for the completion of the nursing major. Completion of the nursing major course work combined with a student's previous baccalaureate course work and one heritage course taken during the program meet CSS requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Because the program will be intense, it is expected that students will not be able to work while attending this program.
Nursing education is unique in that in addition to theory, there are lab and clinical learning components.
Laboratory learning activities involve students in the hands-on practice of nursing skills involved in patient care. The School of Nursing received a HRSA federal grant to update equipment in the skills and simulation lab on the Duluth campus, and equip a new nursing skills and simulation lab on the St. Cloud campus. In the simulation lab, students participate in patient care scenarios with simulation manikins as patients.
Lab intensives - Students in the St. Cloud program will attend lab at the St. Cloud campus one to three times during a semester for a concentrated time frame (i.e. 3-5 days). Efforts are made to group lab days to decrease travel costs.
Clinical learning activities are experiences with actual patients in a variety of patient-care settings. Experiences are with a CSS faculty or with an RN preceptor & supervised by CSS faculty.
**The Director of Educational Experiences secures all clinical placements for both the Duluth and St. Cloud programs. Students are responsible for all costs related to attending clinical experiences: transportation, lodging if required, meals and parking.