The Department of Nursing's Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track is an accelerated second degree program for college graduates with a baccalaureate degree in non-nursing majors. This is a cohort model delivered in a hybrid format, with online classes and in-person lab and clinical. Students are admitted to either the Duluth or St. Cloud campus, which determines the location of lab and clinical in-person days.
Each semester, clinical rotations include acute and ambulatory care sites in the Duluth, St. Cloud, Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The Clinical Coordination Team works with students in an effort to obtain clinical sites within a reasonable distance; however, in some instances, students may need to travel to a clinical site. Students are responsible for all expenses incurred (e.g. mileage, lodging, etc.).
Students take 41 credits in the Nursing major and a four credit Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) course to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing in 3 consecutive semesters (12 months). Upon completion of program requirements, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) to practice as a registered nurse, register as a public health nurse, and pursue graduate studies in nursing.