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.

Now that tradition is expanding to include graduate programs in nursing, with the first cohort of students beginning the program in fall 2021. Higher Learning Commission and MN Board of Nursing approvals received, CCNE accreditation pending.

Applications are now open for the fall 2022 cohort for all program options.


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

Meet the professors


About the program

Student Handbook, Frequently Asked Questions

Student Resources


Course numbers, titles and descriptions

Course Information

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]