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

*Fall 2018 applicants who have not yet completed the statistics requirement should contact the admission counselor, Margie Larson, to discuss their options.

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 1 (11:59 p.m. EST) for Fall enrollment. We strongly encourage candidates to complete the application process at least one month prior to the deadline to ensure that all materials are received. Only applications that are "complete" or "verified" by the deadline will be considered.

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2018 enrollment. Applications for Fall 2019 may be submitted via NursingCAS starting on September 1, 2018.

All applications are processed through the Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS). The following materials must be submitted directly to NursingCAS:

  • Official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (including PSEO coursework)*
  • Two recommendations. At least one recommendation should be from a current supervisor; the other recommendation may be from a professor or other employer. Please review instructions in NursingCAS regarding recommendation submissions.
  • Resume

*Transcripts submitted to St. Catherine University as part of a previous application cannot be used to complete the NursingCAS process. All official transcripts must be submitted directly to NursingCAS, including an official transcript from St. Catherine for applicants who were previously enrolled here.

A personal statement is required as part of the application process. Specific questions to be addressed are located in the Program Materials section of the NursingCAS application (under the “Questions” tab). For applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA or nursing course grade minimums, please include (as part of the fourth response in the statement) an explanation of factors that affected previous academic performance, as well as the applicant's plan to ensure academic success in a graduate program.

Access the NursingCAS application materials and instructions.


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. Unofficial evaluation results must be reported in NursingCAS. If admitted into the MSN program, the official evaluation must be submitted to St. Catherine University directly from WES.

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. Official test scores must be submitted directly to St. Catherine University from the educational testing service as part of the application process.

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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