College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health


Are you interested in the field of nursing? At St. Kate’s, we’ve been providing comprehensive nursing instruction for over 80 years. When pursuing your nursing degree, you will learn alongside caring industry professionals, and gain all of the technical skills and experience to succeed in the medical field.

What can I do with a degree in Nursing?

After completing the degree in nursing, you will be prepared to work in a variety of professional settings including:

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

what will I study?

As a nursing major at St. Kate’s, you will be required to complete coursework in the following areas of study:

  • Psychology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing care of families
  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Sociology
  • Healthcare teams
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Research methods

These courses, in combination with hands-on, clinical experience, will provide you with the ability to address the complex needs of patients and work effectively within a healthcare system.

Did you know?

Other Pathways to Becoming an RN

In addition to the College for Women nursing program, St. Kate’s offers two other options for students seeking to become registered nurses:

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Program Accreditation

All nursing programs—baccalaureate, master’s, and doctor of nursing practice—are accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

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.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.