A year-round, 26-month program
In the MSN: Entry-Level option, a "cohort" of students proceeds together through the program of study. A new student cohort begins each spring semester (begins early February), studies year-round, and completes the program just over two years later.
The program blends classroom experiences with lab and clinical experiences integrated throughout the program. Courses meet Monday and Thursday evenings, and during the day every other Saturday, on St. Catherine University's St. Paul campus. Courses may require additional weekday commitments. Clinical commitments are in "short bursts" on weekends and during the summer, and at additional times as arranged.
While the MSN: Entry-Level option's evening and weekend schedule offers students the flexibility to maintain some work and other weekday commitments, students are expected to reduce outside commitments to accommodate the demands of this intensive program of study.