Graduate Nursing Programs

Achieve the highest level of nursing education.

Applications for graduate nursing programs at the College of Saint Benedict in partnership with Saint John’s University have been submitted to the accreditors and is pending Higher Learning Commission and Minnesota Board of Nursing approval. Once approvals are obtained, the planned start date for the first cohort of students will be in fall 2021.


Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed clinical placements
  • Electives for specialty practice areas
  • Eligibility to become board certified and licensed as a family nurse practitioner
  • Eligibility to become certified as a Nurse Educator and/or Nurse Executive
  • One-to-one mentorship for DNP project
  • Graduate assistant teaching scholarships available (limited quantity)
  • Discounted tuition available for CentraCare and VA employees
  • Part-time options may be available

Meet the professors



Course numbers, titles and descriptions

Course Information

Minnesota Board of Nursing and HLC approval anticipated spring 2021; CCNE accreditation pending.

Contact the Nursing Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Jennifer Peterson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Carrie Hoover