Graduate Nursing Programs


Achieve the highest level of nursing education.

The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) has a distinguished, 40-year tradition of preparing strong, professional nurse leaders for contemporary nursing practice. That tradition now includes graduate nursing programs designed to prepare registered nurses for advanced roles in healthcare. Each of our programs offer the academic rigor and preparedness we're known for, in a hybrid format that fits your life. Our programs are approved by the Higher Learning Commission and MN Board of Nursing; CCNE accreditation is pending.

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The NursingCAS application opens on August 12!

MSN – Leadership and Education for Practice

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DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner

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DNP – Leadership

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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
  • Discounted tuition available for CSB and SJU alums and CentraCare employees
  • Hybrid format, with 2-3 in-person visits to campus per semester
  • State-of-the-art classrooms that simulate real world patient needs and clinical settings
  • Leadership students eligible to sit for the AONL Executive Leadership Certificate and NLN Nurse Education Certificate


Next Steps

Application Information

Program Outcomes

Outcomes, Accreditation, Licensure

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Frequently Asked Questions, Student Handbook

Student Resources

Nursing Department News

Top-flight CSB and SJU nursing students aim high in new 4+1 BSN-MSN program

Beginning in Fall 2022, elite seniors will have the chance to complete a year of graduate work before finishing their undergraduate degree. Read more.

CCNE accreditation pending.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Jennifer Peterson
Chair, Nursing Department Graduate Programs
CSB Main 457

[email protected]