Graduate Nursing Programs

Apply Now MSN – Leadership and Education for Practice DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner DNP – Leadership

Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree are in high demand. At CSB and SJU, we offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which includes clinical practice, in addition to courses that emphasize leadership and diversity. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take your Minnesota boards and begin a registered nurse role in a specialty area of your choice.

Elite seniors in our undergraduate program can complete a year of graduate work before finishing their undergraduate degree.

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As a working professional RN, the thought of moving forward and advancing your career carries huge potential … and valid concerns.

The College of Saint Benedict, in partnership with Saint John’s University, has created practical programs that deliver all that potential – and confront those concerns head-on. Learn more.


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Program Outcomes

Outcomes, Accreditation, Licensure


Frequently Asked Questions, Student Handbook

Program Accreditation and Regulation

The Department of Nursing adheres to the expectations of program accreditation and regulation. Programs are reviewed on a regular schedule (annually and every 5 or 10 years upon accreditation renewal).

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) serves as the regional accreditor to CSB and SJU. HLC reviewed and approved the graduate programs in nursing on July 16, 2021.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs at the College of Saint Benedict in partnership with Saint John’s University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Accredited

Board Approved

The College of Saint Benedict Bachelor’s to DNP with APRN concentration degree program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

The Master of Science in Nursing program is CNEA/CCNE accreditation pending.

In accordance with the NLN CNEA pre-accreditation procedures for graduate nursing programs, the Commission provides the opportunity for constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation. Third party comments must be received by October 20th, 2023. The Master of Science in Nursing, Leadership and Education for Practice program is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA), 2600 Virginia Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2487

Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA.

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN-CNEA)
2600 Virginia Ave NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20037