Application Instructions For

nursing: nurse educator

Our graduate programs are open to women and men. Please review the program eligibility requirements and application instructions prior to starting the graduate application process.

eligibility and prerequisite requirements

Before beginning the application process, review the pre-application requirements for this program.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Baccalaureate degree
A completed bachelor's or graduate degree from an institution that is accredited by one of the regional accrediting organizations (e.g. Higher Learning Commission).

Nursing major
The baccalaureate nursing program (i.e., initial major or upper division, post-baccalaureate second major) or comparable master's-level program in which the nursing degree is awarded must be accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Grade point average
A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a grade of not less than 'B-' in every nursing course. Applicants who do not meet these requirements should provide an explanatory statement as part of the personal statement with rationale for an exception to the requirement.

Nursing license
A current unencumbered nursing license.

Prerequisite course
The following course must be completed* with a grade of C or higher within five years of starting the Nurse Educator option:

Statistics (3-4 semester credits)
Course must be inclusive of descriptive and inferential statistics.
St. Kate's equivalent: PSYC 1090/2050, MATH 1080/STATS 1090, ECON 1090/2250, HLTH 1090

Course equivalencies for St. Catherine Prerequisites
Use the online Transfer Evaluation System (TES) resource to determine if a specific course you have taken (or plan to take) will fulfill a Nursing: Nurse Educator prerequisite requirement. All St. Catherine course equivalencies listed in TES are fully verified by our Registrar’s Office.

  1. Make note of the St. Catherine department abbreviation (BIOL, CHEM, MATH, etc.) and course numbers in the Nursing: Nurse Educator prerequisite list.
  2. Connect to TES
  3. Identify the institution from which you have completed courses (or plan to complete courses). You may search for institutions using the “Find Transfer College by Name” search box, or use the alphabetical index provided.
  4. Enter the course code for one of our Nursing: Nurse Educator prerequisites (e.g., PSYC 1090). Select “Home Course” and click on Search. This will identify any courses from the institution that are equivalent to the St. Catherine prerequisite course. You could also enter the code for the other institution’s course, and select “Transfer Course” and Search. This will identify any St. Catherine courses that might be equivalent to the other institution’s course. Be sure to review any notes with additional information for a given course.

If you have searched via TES and can’t find a specific school or course listing, contact your admission counselor for assistance. Please include the institution, course name and number, semester of completion, and course description in your email.


APPLICATION FORM
Please read the application instructions below before completing the online application at the bottom of this page.

DEADLINES
The application deadline is June 1st for Fall enrollment.

We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019.


PERSONAL STATEMENT
Prepare a personal statement that addresses the following topics in separate essays. Do not exceed one typed, double-spaced page for each topic.

Why do you feel the Nurse Educator concentration at St. Catherine University is a good fit for you and your career aspirations?

Describe a situation when you/your team had a significant impact on a patient or a group of patients using education as the primary tool. How have you been transformed by that experience?

In your opinion, what are the most pressing health care concerns that impact nurse educators and their students today?

As a nurse educator, what will you do to help reduce health disparities?

Describe any previous teaching experience you may have had (precepting new graduates, doing patient education, conducting continuing education, teaching classes, etc.)

Optional:
Please include an explanation of factors that affected previous academic performance, as well as your plan to ensure academic success in a graduate program.

If you have already submitted the MSN application form, you may upload your personal statement via your Application Status page (instructions for accessing the status page were provided at the time you submitted the application). Please include your full name at the top of the statement.

If you wish to submit the personal statement prior to the application, or if you are unable to upload the document to your Application Status page, you may send the statement as an attachment via email to graduateadmission@stkate.edu with “MSN Personal Statement” in the subject line.

RESUME
Submit a current resume highlighting professional and volunteer experiences.

If you have already submitted the MSN application form, you may upload your resume via your Application Status page (instructions for accessing the status page were provided at the time you submitted the application).

If you wish to submit the resume prior to the application, or if you are unable to upload the document to your Application Status page, you may send the resume as an attachment via email to graduateadmission@stkate.edu with “MSN Resume” in the subject line.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Two recommendations are required for MSN applicants.

At least one recommendation should be from a current supervisor; the other recommendation may be from a professor or other employer. Personal references are not acceptable.

A link to the recommendation form will be sent when the Recommendations section of the application form has been completed. Please alert your references in advance to expect an email from St. Catherine University. These are confidential recommendations submitted directly from the references to the Office of Graduate Admission; applicants who wish to view the recommendations are responsible for making the appropriate arrangements with their references.

TRANSCRIPTS
Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary institution attended (including PSEO coursework), even if courses are recorded on another transcript and regardless of the number of credits earned.

Paper transcripts must be mailed in a sealed envelope directly from the registrar of each institution to the Office of Graduate Admission at St. Catherine University. Transcripts that do not meet these criteria will be considered unofficial and will not be used to complete the applicant’s file. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to St. Catherine (graduateadmission@stkate.edu); electronic transcripts forwarded by the applicant will not be accepted.

TOEFL SCORES
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the iBT, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5. This requirement is waived for students who have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in the United States.

CREDENTIAL EVALUATION
Applicants with a college or university degree completed outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services (WES). All costs related to document evaluation are the applicant’s responsibility.

INTERVIEW
Qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview with the Admission Committee.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that her or his application is completed by the deadline. Fulfillment of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. No credentials will be returned to the applicant.


INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

The following information pertains to applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Please review the information below regarding other application materials that may be required for international applicants.

DEADLINES
Earlier deadlines may apply for international applicants to ensure that all immigration requirements can be met in time for you to enroll in the desired term. Contact your admission counselor with questions.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORMS
International applicants for graduate study must complete the International Information section of the NursingCAS application form.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION
Some international applicants may be required to submit additional documentation, such as a credential evaluation, language test scores, etc. Please review the application instructions for your graduate program for more information.

SUBMITTING MATERIALS
Please review your graduate program application instructions for submitting educational documentation and test scores. The Admission Committee will not review your application until we have received all required documents.

St. Catherine University
Office of Graduate Admission 4027
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Email: graduateadmission@stkate.edu
Telephone: 651.690.6933


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questions about the application process?

Email your admission counselor at any time, or call us during office hours (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).

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