Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track

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An accelerated path to a nursing career

Available to college graduates with non-nursing majors, the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track is built on the success of our Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track, incorporating the same philosophy and outcomes.  

Upon completion of the program requirements, students will be awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in Nursing. They will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination and to be registered as a Minnesota public health nurse and have the academic credentials to pursue master's study in Nursing.

Learning outcomes

The following Nursing program outcomes identify the depth and breadth of knowledge which graduates of all undergraduate nursing programs are able to demonstrate. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing programs the graduate will:

  1. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the arts and sciences, and the Benedictine values in the holistic practice of professional nursing
  2. Demonstrate values and behaviors consistent with professional nursing standards
  3. Demonstrate competence in utilizing patient care technologies in dynamic healthcare environments
  4. Integrate effective inter-professional collaboration into practice to enhance the health of all patients, including diverse and vulnerable populations
  5. Utilize knowledge of healthcare policy and evidence-based nursing to advocate for the quality and safety of patient care

Format and locations

The Post-Baccalaureate nursing track is offered in two formats: a traditional day-school program at the Duluth campus and an online hybrid program at the St. Cloud campus.

Duluth

A cohort begins the program each May. Nursing coursework (50 credits) is completed in 4 consecutive semesters over 15 months.

St. Cloud

A cohort begins the online hybrid program each September. Nursing coursework (50 credits) is completed in 4 consecutive semesters over 16 months.  Students will work with nursing faculty and expert nurse preceptors in both urban and rural healthcare facilities.

More information for . . .

Prospective Students

Current Students

Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, RN, CNP, MPH, MSN, Chair

Science Center
Room 3110C
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 723-6390
E-mail: ssandahl@css.edu

Accreditation

The baccalaureate nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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