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.
All applicants to the R.N. to B.S. Online Nursing Track of the baccalaureate nursing program will need to fulfill the following requirements before the start of the program:
Current registered nurse license from at least one state; eligibility for licensure in Minnesota
Associate's degree with a major in nursing from an accredited college
Meet our general education requirements; or have earned an Associate of Arts degree or previous B.A. or B.S. degree; or meet the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements
Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
Three to six months of experience as a registered nurse required to complete the Portfolio credits
Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.
Summer: May 2
Summer mid-term: June 20
Fall: Aug. 15
Fall mid-term: Oct. 10
Spring: Dec. 15
Spring mid-term: Feb. 21
Upon acceptance into the R.N. to B.S. Nursing Track and before taking the Community Health Clinical course, students will need to:
Submit Decision Response Form
Submit Release of Information Form
Submit Health History and Physical Exam Form
Submit proof of coverage by professional liability insurance ($1 million for each occurence)
Annually pass a state-mandated criminal background check
Submit a copy of CPR certification that includes expiration date
Technology Requirements (pdf)
Our Financial Aid office can help you find ways to pay for your education. From grants, loans and scholarships to employer reimbursement and discounts, there are many ways to finance your education.