Information for current students

Application to the major

Student handbook

Course schema

Course schedule

International opportunities

Course descriptions


Admission to the nursing program

Application to the nursing program is made during the fall semester of a student's sophomore year.

Early admission through the ENTER program

ENTER is a criterion based, early admission program for nusring students. Available for first-year students, participants are guaranteed admission to the nursing program provided they meet all plan criteria.

Full details of the ENTER program

Application cycle

Applications to the major will be reviewed annually in October with an admission status report sent to the student prior to registration for spring semester classes. Admissions will be finalized after fall semester grades are posted. Students will be notified of changes in their admission status via campus email in January. 

View the application checklist and online application


Student handbook

View the nursing student handbook


What classes do I need to take?

Students are encourage to meet with their academic advisors to discuss any questions regarding course scheduling or major requirements. The course schema can be used as reference.

View the course schema (pdf)


International opportunties

International experience is critical to understanding our place in the world. Nursing majors have a variety of international opportunities, including a service trip to Belize.

More information about international opportunities for nursing majors


Course schedule

Wondering which classes are offered next semester? Looking for a CRN for regisration?

Visit our online course schedule


Course descriptions

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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse BIO 1036 - Biology of the Cell

Introduction to cell biology, intended for students who are not majoring in the natural sciences (biology majors take BIO 1110 and 1120). Topics include the study of structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; study of the structure, function and behavior of cells; an introduction to cellular metabolism. 2 class hours. Prerequisite: CHM1020 or CHM 1110.

Expand and Collapse BIO 2020 - Microbiology

An introduction to microbiology including study of the morphology, diversity, evolution, physiology, genetics, metabolism, ecology, biotechnology, pathogenicity, immunology, epidemiology and control of microorganisms. Prerequisites: BIO 1110 and 1120 or BIO 1036.

Expand and Collapse BIO 2110 - Anatomy and Physiology I

Introductory study of anatomy and physiology of the vertebrate body with an emphasis on the human. Topics include an introduction to cells, tissues, and systems organization, osteology, fluid compartments, gross and microscopic anatomy, physiology of the circulatory system, body defense systems and the gross anatomy of musculature. 3 class hours, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110 or BIO 1036.

Expand and Collapse CTA 1102 - Human Communication

Combines the areas of interpersonal communication and public speaking. Text lecture, discussion and laboratory exercises teach and reinforce effective interpersonal communication. Using interpersonal skills as a base, students will be introduced to more formal styles of presenting themselves and their ideas to larger public groups. Emphasis will be placed on clarifying purpose, audience analysis, and choice of supporting material, organization and delivery behaviors. Rhetorical skills will be developed through extemporaneous classroom experiences designed to inform or persuade.

Expand and Collapse DGN 1101 - The Responsible Self

Click the following link to view descriptions for each section of Dignitas. Take note of the section number and instructor of the section you are interested in and then return here to determine the CRN. Dignitas section descriptions.

Expand and Collapse DGN 1102 - And Dignity for All

The Dignitas program at The College of St. Scholastica offers all its new freshmen a common experience to introduce them to the expectations of life at the College. Expectations include the academic role of an engaged learner, participation in the life and community of the college, and the development of a moral basis for work and citizenship.

Expand and Collapse NSG 3200 - Holistic Approach/Hlth Transis

This course introduces the student to the practice of holistic nursing care for individuals and families experiencing transitions in health status. Concepts are applied in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisites: NSG 2200. Co-requisites: NSG 3225, BIO/HSC 3020.

Expand and Collapse NSG 3225 - Hlth Transitions - Holistic

This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing health transitions. Prerequisite: NSG 2200. Co-requisite: NSG 3200, BIO/ HSC 3020.

Expand and Collapse NSG 3300 - Holistic Nursing Approaches

Introduces the student to holistic nursing care of individuals including initiating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and utilizing the holistic nursing process with clients in clinical settings. Focus is on health promotion and disease prevention in individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: BIO 2110, Acceptance into Nursing Major. Clinicals will include a major medical/surgical rotation as well as minor clinicals in OB and Community Mental Health. NOTE: Clinical day is on Thursdays and all students may have an evening clinical rotation and so should schedule accordingly.

Expand and Collapse NSG 3325 - Acute and Chronic Illness

This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing acute and chronic illness. Prerequisites: NSG 3200, 3225, HSC 3020. Corequisites: NSG 3300, 3335.

Expand and Collapse NSG 3335 - Evidence Based Practice

This course introduces the student to evidence-based nursing practice and the role of the professional nurse as a consumer of research. Corequisites: PSY 3331or PSY 2335, NSG 3300, 3325.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4200 - Holistic NSG Approaches

This course focuses on the practice of holistic nursing for individuals and families experiencing multi-system illness. Concepts are applied in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Corequisite: NSG 4225, 4235, 4245.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4225 - Multi-System Illness - Holistic Nursing Interventions

This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking and professional nursing skills for care of clients experiencing multi-system illness. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Co-requisite: NSG 4200, 4235, 4245.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4235 - Public Health Nursing

This course examines public health from local, national and global perspectives. Students will learn and apply public health principles in the holistic nursing care of populations. Corequisites: NSG 4200, 4225, 4343.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4240 - Community as Client

This course focuses on community assessment, resource finding and resource utilization. Students will apply the holistic caring process to a public health target population. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3331. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NSG 4235.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4343 - NSG Leadership & Management

This course focuses on holistic leadership and management roles of the entry level baccalaureate nurse. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Corequisites NSG 4200, 4225.

Expand and Collapse NSG 4500 - Transition into Professional Nursing Practice

This course will facilitate the transition from student to professional nurse. The student will be immersed in laboratory and preceptored clinical experiences which will continue to develop critical-thinking skills. This course will promote socialization into professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: NSG 4200, 4225, 4343.

Expand and Collapse PSY 2208 - Lifespan Developmental PSY

Cognitive, personality/social, and physical development from conception to death. Within a life span developmental perspective, the course examines research methods, developmental theories, and application of research findings to selected problems in the major periods of the life span: the prenatal period, infancy, early/middle/late childhood, adolescence, and young/middle/late adulthood. The developmental perspective provides an important foundation for understanding normal children and adults, while also providing the essential knowledge base for the modern view of psychological disturbances as "normal development gone awry." This approach has practical implications for individuals with interests in parenting, caregiving, education, social services, and health sciences with both normal and exceptional populations. Prerequisite: none, but sophomore standing recommended.

Expand and Collapse PSY 3341 - Introduction to Counseling

Identification of communication and counseling skills for working with all age groups. Topics include active listening skills, counseling process, empathic responding, overcoming barriers to communication, assets and limitations of paraprofessional helpers and counseling ethics. Prerequisite: one course in general or developmental psychology or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SOC 2433 - The Family and Society

Exploration of the meaning and variety of family life in the United States and other cultures. Classic and contemporary theories are combined with recent research findings to understand the changing definitions and contexts of family life. Emphasis is placed on the study of the family in a broader context, including the influence of neighborhoods, schools and religion, socioeconomic inequalities, gender roles, domestic abuse, divorce, and a life span approach to family life.