College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health


Are you an adult interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN) — in a learning environment that embraces multicultural and social justice perspectives on health and healing? Consider the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program on the Minneapolis campus of St. Catherine University's College for Adults.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Evenings/weekends
  • Clinical experiences: May be days, evenings, or weekends
  • Location: Minneapolis and St. Paul Campuses
  • Credits for major: 50
  • Prerequisite credits: 29
  • Time to completion: 21 months (for Nursing major)

What can I do with a BSN degree?

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program from St. Kate's College for Adults will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam and begin careers as registered nurses in:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Assisted-living facilities
  • Hospices
  • Community agencies
  • School systems

College for Adults BSN program graduates benefit from learning in a widely respected nursing education program, with close connections to many leading healthcare employers in the region.

What will I study?

This program blends rigorous clinical nursing education with holistic healing practices. You’ll learn about multicultural healing perspectives alongside Western medicine and focus on care of the whole person, family, and community—an approach increasingly valued by healthcare employers and patients.

Courses for this program meet in a "hybrid" format, combining evening and weekend class meetings on St. Kate's Minneapolis campus with online learning. You’ll also participate in hands-on clinical experiences at leading Twin Cities-area hospitals, clinics and care facilities. Clinical experiences take place on weekdays, evenings or weekends at regional hospitals and clinics.

Applying for Admission

To be eligible for the BSN degree, students must complete the following steps.

  1. Apply to become a pre-nursing student in the College for Adults to take prerequisite and other courses required for the BSN degree. You'll seek admission as a bachelor's degree-seeking student, indicating Nursing as your preferred major on your application for admission.
  2. Enroll in the required prerequisite courses, some of which are only offered at St. Catherine University.
  3. Complete a second application to start the nursing major in the fall. Please note—a limited number of spaces are available.

Apply online to start the pre-nursing option in fall, spring or summer.

Other Pathways to Becoming an RN

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:

Learn more

Attend an info session

This program is for students seeking to become registered nurses.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 4–5 p.m., St. Paul campus. RSVP here »
  • Wednesday, May 8, 4–5 p.m., St. Paul campus. RSVP here »

Attend a general info session

why St. Kate’s?

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (2018-19): $445/credit
  • Financial Aid: Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid. Find out more

Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc

Program Accreditation

All four nursing programs—associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctor of nursing practice—are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN). Admission is open to women and men.

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.


ACEN Accredited

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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.