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Program Requirements

After admission to the university, you must meet the following requirements to apply to begin associate nursing courses. These requirements are subject to change at any time. Students will be required to meet requirements in place at the time of application to begin nursing courses:

  • Currently enrolled as an associate pre-nursing student on the St. Catherine Minneapolis campus
  • Good academic standing, with an overall grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, as well as a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher in prerequisite courses at the time of application to begin Nursing courses
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.): active status on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. C.N.A. documentation must be provided at time of application to major, providing documentation that student is active and in good standing.
  • Chemistry (one year of high school or one semester of college-level) course completed within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher
  • General Anatomy and Physiology course completed within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher*
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology course completed within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher
  • Medical Terminology course completed within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher*
  • Foundation course work completed with a 'C' or better; upon entering the university, all pre-nursing students will take the COMPASS test as a pre-nursing student to determine if foundation (FNDN) coursework is required
  • Composition course in progress or completed with a grade of 'C' or higher; course must be successfully completed before beginning nursing courses*
  • General Psychology course in progress or completed within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher; course must be successfully completed before beginning nursing courses*
  • Applied Microbiology course in progress or completed with a grade of 'C' or higher within the past five (5) years with a grade of 'C' or higher; course must be successfully completed before beginning nursing courses.

Each of these prerequisite courses may only be repeated once. A total of no more than two prerequisites may be repeated within the last 5 years. A grade of 'W' (withdrawal) is counted as a repeat.

* If transferring from another institution, course must be completed at an institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Course to be taken before Nursing 1000 but after acceptance to the program: MATH 1000: Medical Dosage Calculations

Course to be completed prior to the start of the program:
PSYC 2020: Lifespan Development Psychology (with a grade of 'C' or better)

Courses to be taken before beginning or concurrent with Nursing 2988:
PHIL 2000: Ethical Problems in Healthcare
CIL 1500: Community Integrated Learning or
CIL 1400: Health Justice