The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in three program formats (traditional undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and RN to BS completion). The undergraduate nursing program 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, competence, 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:
The School also educates leaders in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Information about the DNP program may be found in the Graduate Catalog.
The undergraduate nursing program is approved as a licensure-preparing program and the DNP program is approved as an advanced practice nursing program by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
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:
Julie M. Anderson, RN, PhD
Chair, Department of Traditional Undergraduate Nursing:
Paula Byrne, RN, DNP
Chair, Department of Post-Baccalaureate Nursing:
Sheryl Sandahl, DNP, RN, CNP, MPH
Chair, Department of RN to BS Nursing:
Arlene Johnson, PhD, RN, CNP, CNE