College for Adults Nursing Degree at St. Catherine University
Gain the skills and experience to thrive in an exciting healthcare career, thanks to a challenging blend of liberal arts studies, professional courses, simulation, and clinical experiences.
A Holistically Endorsed, Accelerated, Highly-Regarded Hybrid Nursing Program for Adults
The St. Catherine University nursing program is designed for adults who want to earn their nursing degree in a hybrid format.
Become a registered nurse (RN) — in a learning environment that embraces holistic, multicultural, and social justice perspectives on health and healing. St. Kate's offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program through a hybrid of online instruction, face-to-face instruction on our St. Paul, Minnesota campus, and hands-on clinical experiences at leading Twin Cities-area hospitals.
Our faculty are experienced and dedicated to helping you succeed. They will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a competent and compassionate nurse.
In addition to the College for Adults BSN program, which is open to women and men, St. Kate’s offers two other options for students seeking to become registered nurses: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered weekdays in the College for Women and a Master of Science in Nursing: Entry-Level for people who have completed bachelor’s degrees in other disciplines and are seeking to make a career change into nursing.
When you graduate from our program, you will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam and become a licensed registered nurse. Once you pass the NCLEX-RN exam, you are also eligible for your Public Health Nursing (PHN) certificate and to test to become a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse (HN-BC) through the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation.
We have a vast array of respected clinical partners who provide opportunities for students to learn to be excellent holistic practitioners and leaders in healthcare settings.
After finishing your BSN at St. Kate's, you can continue on with a Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Dual-Degree options.
Important Essential Abilities
For successful admission and continuance in St. Catherine University’s prelicensure nursing programs, a specific set of essential cognitive, sensory, communication, psychomotor, and behavioral/ emotional/spiritual health abilities are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Read the full requirements.
Due to state-level regulations, we are unable to enroll students who will be residing in any of these states while enrolled in this program: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada.
Students of all genders are welcome in the program.
Program at a Glance
Classes meet: Daytime, evenings, and weekends
Time to completion: 21 months
Credits for major: 50
Cost per credit (2024–2025): $525
Start pre-nursing courses: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Start the nursing major: Fall or Spring
Nursing Program Accreditation
St. Catherine University's bachelor's degree nursing programs are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).