Using Your Degree

St. Kate's nursing graduates are prepared to be safe, effective, innovative and professional practitioners. They function as responsible members of the nursing profession and commit to continuing formal education through advanced study.

"Thanks, St. Kate's, for preparing me so well!"

— Barb St. Marie, nurse practitioner

Our alumnae have distinguished themselves in several areas:

  • Mary Heger Robb, vice president of health management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Mary Quinn Crow, chief operations officer at Northfield Hospital and Clinics
  • Pamela Johnson, vice chair, Mayo Clinic Department of Nursing
  • Barb St. Marie, nurse practitioner at University of Minnesota Medical Center–Fairview and author of Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing
  • Meghan Briski, nurse case manager at The ALARIS Group, Inc.
  • Pamela Lux, vice president of marketing and communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Kathryn Stoeckel Bakke, registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center emergency department

Several alumnae teach in St. Kate's nursing program, including Emily Nowak, Scott Eddy, Krista Ollom-Klein and Suzanne Lehman.

Advanced degree

Your degree from St. Kate's will also open doors to graduate work in nursing and other fields. For example, among our students:

  • Mary Baun holds a doctorate in nursing and is a professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
  • Kathleen Flynn Peterson earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and practices at Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi. She has been featured in Minnesota Law & Politics as a leading medical malpractice attorney.
  • Jacquelyn Huebsch holds a doctorate in nursing and epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. She is a cardiology nurse practitioner at Regions Hospital, St. Paul.