The College of St. Scholastica
A leader in health care education innovation
The College of St. Scholastica is a respected leader in nursing and health care, with a 45,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art Heath Science Center.
Our School of Nursing is one of the largest in the state of Minnesota, with about 1,000 students enrolled each year in our nationally recognized programs. St. Scholastica offers three bachelor’s degree offerings: traditional undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and RN-to-BS online. We also offer a BS-to-DNP degree, with specialties in Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult/Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and a post-master’s DNP. Our Veteran-to-BS in Nursing program is specially geared toward helping military veterans pursue a nursing career. The program features small cohorts and clinical experiences as well as advisement and support from military veteran faculty members.
The School of Health Sciences includes programs geared toward producing real-world practitioners: Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Health Informatics & Information Management, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Social Work. The School of Sciences offers programs in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Gerontology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Pre-health Professions, and Psychology & Sociology. St. Scholastica emphasizes student-faculty research with close mentoring from professors and industry-leading professionals.
Recognized as one of the top nursing schools in the Plains region and the country | Nursing Schools Almanac
Nursing program awarded three federal grants: Rural Academic Practice Partnership for Northeastern Minnesota, Implementation of a Nursing Veterans’ Initiative to Transform Education, and Rural Registered Nurses in Primary Care
Set on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior, the Duluth campus is an idyllic combination of Minnesota’s dramatic natural beauty and the modern conveniences of urban living.
Faculty members in each of the professional departments are not only academically prepared to teach but also have significant professional practice experience. This combination of professional experience and academic preparation allows faculty to offer students rigorous academic content as well as an understanding of the application of this content in the context of real-world professional practice.
"The welcome support and hospitality that’s at the heart of CSS has made my transition to college one of the best experiences of my life!"
"St. Scholastica has been a great place for me. I have so many mentors who have challenged me and helped me find new opportunities. They encouraged me to pursue internships, supported my independent studies, and encouraged me to take part in conferences and competitions."
“I've appreciated the clinical setting when we're applying knowledge. It really helps to have those ‘aha’ moments where things click and you start to see how much you've learned.”