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
  • 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

CCNE accreditation pending.

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

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

[email protected]