Nursing: Bachelor's Degree

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St. Kate's has been educating nurses for more than 80 years. Our fully accredited bachelor's program in nursing offers extensive coursework, dedicated professors and numerous clinical sites throughout the Twin Cities. You'll be prepared to work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, long-term and assisted living facilities, hospices, school systems and community agencies.

Quality Education

Students are active learners in a dynamic applied-learning environment. Students progress through the nursing curriculum as a cohort. The curriculum builds on students’ liberal arts backgrounds and provides a firm foundation in inter-professional team collaboration. You will learn to:

  • Effectively function as a professional nurse within a complex healthcare delivery system;
  • Provide holistic care to diverse populations and respond to identified needs in our local and global community;
  • Address the complexities of nursing care for people across the lifespan;
  • Take action to correct health inequalities and promote justice; and
  • Use an inter-professional approach to deliver effective patient and family centered care.


After receiving your bachelor's degree, you are eligible to take the national licensing exam to become a registered nurse. You also are eligible to obtain certification as a public health nurse.

Faculty Mentors

St. Kate's faculty are highly qualified mentors and experts who offer innovative and creative approaches to teaching. They represent numerous areas of expertise including pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency, mental health, community health, geriatric, school health, hospice, intensive and medical surgical care across the lifespan.

Personal Attention

The nursing major has an 8-to-1 student-faculty ratio in the clinical area, which allows faculty to work closely with you.

School of Health

The Henrietta Schmoll School of Health is home to St. Kate's 22 professional and pre-professional healthcare programs, including nursing. St. Kate's approach to health care education — interdisciplinary, relationship centered and community based — embraces emerging concepts of healthcare delivery.

More Info

If you would like more information about the baccalaureate day section nursing program or would like to access trended data related to program outcomes (employment, graduate and employer satisfaction, NCLEX pass rates, or graduation rates) please contact Dr. Dianne Nelson, Baccalaureate Program Director, at

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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.