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St. Catherine is no longer accepting students into the undergraduate Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Certificate program. St. Catherine is exploring the option of an entry-level nursing master's program for students who hold a bachelor's degree and seek to make a career change into nursing. If St. Catherine University develops this program, it will replace the undergraduate Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Certificate in 2013-14 or later.

Watch for updates on this site about prerequisite course requirements, program information and other details.

Nursing: Post-Baccalaureate

Nursing is a career with growth potential worth exploring at any time in your work life. If you want to change direction after you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree in another field, St. Kate’s gives you options for adding nursing as a “second major” to become a registered nurse (RN).

Women and men can complete the post-baccalaureate nursing major through special evening or weekend courses offered in the Weekend College format. Typically, students complete the major in three and one-half years, attending class two evenings per week and Saturdays or Sundays as scheduled by the Nursing Department.

Becoming a registered nurse

Upon completion of the program, you are eligible 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 who have earned bachelor’s degrees typically work in hospitals, long-term and assisted living facilities, community-based agencies, homes, hospices, schools, workplaces, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies.