Nursing: Associate of Science
Students enter this program as "Pre-Nursing" students. Pre-Nursing students first take liberal arts courses required for the degree, and then proceed into Nursing courses.
Apply now to begin Pre-Nursing in Fall 2013.
Attend an information session to learn how to enroll as a St. Kate's associate nursing student.
Many nurses, women and men, get their start in our associate degree program. With a two or three-year commitment, you can have the strength of a St. Kate's education and our excellent reputation to back you in obtaining a job as a registered nurse. Many graduates continue in St. Kate's bachelor's completion option for working nurses with associate degrees.
- Liberal arts courses that broaden your perspective and communicate well
- Professional preparation to help you to enter the work force
- Service learning courses that teaches you to respect the needs of an increasingly varied patient population
- Clinical courses and hands-on experiences in partnership with Twin Cities’ leading healthcare providers and community organizations
Already working as an LPN?
Licensed practical nurses (LPN) can take our “mobility” nursing program on weekends and evenings starting winter semester to earn the associate degree at an accelerated pace because of their experience in the field.
Becoming a registered nurse
With an associate degree, you are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
Where you’ll work
Registered nurses with associate degrees are typically employed in hospitals, clinics, hospice care, long-term care and assisted living facilities.