School of Nursing

Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program | Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Program | RN to BS Online

The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in three program formats, the 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. 

The following Undergraduate Nursing Program outcomes identify the depth and breadth of knowledge which graduates of all undergraduate nursing program formats at CSS are able to demonstrate. Upon completion of the Undergraduate Nursing Program 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 professional values and behaviors consistent with professional standards.
  3. Demonstrate competence for entry-level professional practice.
  4. Advocate for healthcare that is sensitive to the needs of clients including vulnerable populations.
  5. Assume responsibility for ongoing professional development in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

The School also educates leaders in its Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.  Information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program may be found in the Graduate Catalog.

All nursing programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington DC  20036, (202) 887-6791.

Dean, School of Nursing:
Marty Witrak, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chair, Department of Traditional Undergraduate Nursing:
Paula Byrne, MSN, RN

Chair, Department of Post-Baccalaureate Nursing:
Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, RN, CNP, MPH

Chair, Department of Non-Traditional Nursing:
Arlene Johnson, PhD, RN, CNP, CNE