Master of Science in Nursing: Entry Level

If you have earned a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field and are seeking to make a transition into the nursing profession, consider the Master of Science in Nursing: Entry-Level (MSNEL).

You will become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) examination, and prepare to begin a career as a registered nurse (RN). As a rigorous, graduate-level program from St. Catherine University, you'll get something more: graduates are expected to advance rapidly, assume leadership positions, and acquire professional expertise in the practice of nursing.

This option is for women and men who are committed to innovation, ethical leadership and social justice. Graduates will be scholar-practitioners prepared to lead and influence.

Next steps

St. Catherine University's MSN: Entry-Level option:

  • Requires 57 graduate credits in a year-round, 26-month course schedule,
  • Includes classroom, online, lab, and clinical components, and
  • Accepts applications between Jan. 1-June 15, 2016 to start in Spring 2017.

The MSN: Entry-Level option meets the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the AACN Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing. All nursing programs at St. Catherine University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Essential Abilities

St. Catherine University is committed to admitting qualified nursing students without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, marital status, or religion. For successful admission and continuance in St. Catherine University’s pre-licensure nursing programs, a specific set of essential abilities, or technical standards, are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Read more about essential abilities for nursing students.