St. Catherine University Nursing degree Students in the sim lab.
Nursing Major

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 on our St. Paul, MN campus, you will learn alongside caring industry professionals and gain all the technical skills and experience necessary to succeed in the health field.

Program Details

Take 32 credits per year to finish your degree in four years.

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Prepare to be a Highly-Regarded St. Kate's Nurse

St. Kate’s accredited nursing program is highly competitive and rigorous. As a nursing major at St. Kate’s, you will 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, combined with hands-on, clinical experience, will provide you with the nursing education needed to address the complex needs of patients and work effectively within a healthcare system.

St. Kate's Nursing program students getting practical experience in the lab.
Careers 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
Program Accreditation

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

Important Essential Abilities
For successful admission and continuance in St. Catherine University’s pre-licensure 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.

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AHNCC Endorsed Program

St. Catherine University's bachelor's degree nursing programs are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC).

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Due to state-level regulations, we are unable to enroll students who will be residing in any of these states while enrolled in this programAlabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada.

Health Profession and Nursing students (or those considering these programs as a major):

Exemptions to the University’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy may affect your ability to be placed at clinical and fieldwork sites and may result in inability to progress in your program. All health profession students with COVID-19 vaccine exemptions are required to sign the Healthcare Student COVID-19 Exemption Acknowledgement prior to applying to the programs. For more information, please contact ( or your program of study director.