Pre-Nursing Advising Resources

Nursing Program Requirements

As a College for Women pre-nursing student, you will have specific prerequisites to complete and you will need to closely track your GPA before applying to nursing school. Your advisor will work closely with you, and you can use these resources to make sure you're on track.


TEAS Testing

*The TEAS is required for the College for Women Nursing Program only. College for Adults students should discuss Kaplan testing with their advisor.

Tests will take place online using remote proctoring. Look for the specific time of the exam. Webcam and Microphone required. See the Student Quick Guide for specifications.

Be prepared to participate in a Dry Run the day before the exam. Details and instructions will be sent to your St. Kate’s email.

Each test costs $75. Please register at least a week prior to take the test — there are registration deadlines for each testing date.

Contact the Office of Academic Advising with any questions at 651-690-6803 or academicadvising@stkate.edu.

2020–2021Test Dates

  • Saturday, December 5, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 22, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 24, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 24, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 2, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

CNA and CPR Certification

As part of the application requirements, you are required to be certified as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and have your BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR Certificate.


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

You are required to have certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the State of Minnesota. Find a CNA training site with the search tools below.

BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR

You are required to have certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Must complete the Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provided level class that is valid for two years. Find a CPR/BLS training site with the search tools below.

CNA Certificate Training at St. Kate's

We are excited to offer combined Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Certificate Training sessions, open to all St. Kate’s students at a lower cost than other area certificate classes. The program fee is an all inclusive cost, and at completion you will have your CNA licenses and AHA card.

Sessions for each academic year will be offered in January, May/June, and August. Each session is approximately two and a half weeks long and includes a combination of in-class, clinical and testing days.