Graduate Nursing Programs

Student Resources

Download the 2022-23 student handbook (PDF):

Graduate Nursing Student Handbook

Graduating from one of CSB’s three graduate nursing programs ensures that you will meet the criteria for leadership, education and advanced clinical nursing positions.

Consider this:

High demand career.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to grow by 45% from 2019 to 2029—a growth rate approximately 10 times faster than the average for all occupations.

Born to lead.

With a higher level of education, MSN graduates often perform managerial duties, whereas RNs and BSN graduates may complete more practical, experiential work.

Flexible working hours and conditions.

Earning an MSN may allow a nurse to work in a different capacity for fewer hours at a rate of similar or increased pay.

Better Compensation.

On average, primary care nursing practitioner make over $90,000 annually and have increased earning potential.

100% Clinical Placement.

Our partnerships with preceptors in a range of family practice and specialty areas offer experiences that will advance your nursing career.

Flexible, hybrid program.

Learn at a pace that allows you to balance your education with your family and career obligations.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for MSN Leadership and Education for Practice, 4+1 Option

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

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

[email protected]