College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Nursing: RN-BS Degree Completion (adult learners)

Are you an RN with an associate degree in nursing who wants to improve your practice, build leadership skills and work for change in health systems? St. Kate’s hybrid or fully online RN to BSN degree completion program provides comprehensive coursework and real world experiences to give you the skills you need to excel as a leader in the field of nursing.

Start Fall 2017 — $1,600 Scholarship

All bachelor's degree-seeking students admitted to start in the College for Adults in fall 2017 will receive a special $1,600 new student scholarship! For best consideration, apply early.

What can I do with an RN-BS degree?

Today, associate degree nurses know that finishing a B.S. in nursing is critical for career advancement. Nurses in the know understand that finishing a B.S. in nursing from St. Kate's College for Adults — with its reputation for quality and values-based learning — is essential for standing out, leading change and improving health outcomes.

The St. Kate's hybrid or online RN to BSN program prepares students for careers in the following settings:

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

what will I study?

Choose the learning style that fits you best. Go fully online, or combine online and on-campus classes — and gain in-depth knowledge and real-world skills in the following areas:

  • Healthcare teams
  • Research methods
  • Biomedical ethics
  • Nursing care of families
  • Nursing care of populations
  • Leadership
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Systems change

Courses in the College for Adults RN to BSN degree completion program meet in a fully online format. Or, you can choose a "hybrid" format, combining evening/weekend meetings on our St. Paul campus with online learning between sessions.

Start whenever it's most convenient for you: fall, spring or summer. We are accepting applications—apply now!

Did you know?

  • Nursing: RN-BS degree completion is offered to women and men pursuing bachelor's degrees in the College for Adults.
  • You may transfer in up to 90 of the required 120 credits, and complete your RN-BS nursing degree in only 10–12 months.
  • We offer corporate partner scholarships reducing your tuition costs by 10% for RN-BS students employed by Allina, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, Ecumen, Fairview Health, Gillette Children's, HealthEast, HealthPartners, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota Masonic Home, North Memorial Medical Center, Park Nicollet Health, and Regions Hospital.
  • After finishing your B.S. in Nursing, you may continue on in St. Kate's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. DNP options include Nurse Practitioner (adult-gerontological or pediatric) and "dual degrees" in Organizational Leadership, MBA or Holistic Health Studies.

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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!

Program Accreditation

Our RN-BS program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and 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.

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ACEN Accredited

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

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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.

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.