College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Nursing: RN-BSN Degree Completion

Are you a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree in nursing who wants to improve your practice and advance your career? St. Kate’s offers the superior, supportive BSN completion program you deserve — in the accelerated, affordable, online or hybrid format you need.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Online, or Evenings/weekends in St. Paul
  • Credits for major: 22
  • Prerequisite credits: 12
  • Time to complete major: 10–12 months

What can I do with an RN-BSN degree?

Today, associate degree nurses know that finishing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is critical for career advancement. Nurses in the know understand that finishing a BSN 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?

In this program, you'll 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.

Did you know?

  • Nursing: RN-BSN 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-BSN nursing degree in only 10–12 months.
  • We offer corporate partner scholarships reducing your tuition costs by 10% for RN-BSN 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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This program is for students seeking to become registered nurses.

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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!

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (2018-19): $460/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

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.


ACEN Accredited

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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.



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