School of Nursing


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program
  • On campus, online, or blended
  • PSEO/Early college online classes

UNW Nursing graduates achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX during 2023. This shows the excellence of our nursing program, faculty and staff, and the hard work of our students, as the NCLEX has been updated to the Next Generation NCLEX or NGN in April 2023. Congratulations to our graduates from the School of Nursing!

Why study nursing at Northwestern?

The University of Northwestern’s School of Nursing values both physical and spiritual care, for patients and families, building a foundation for viewing each patient as a whole person instead of simply treating a problem. Students are required to take an intentional training on how to put their faith into practice, learning how to share their beliefs with their patients with permission. 

After earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, you will be able to:

  • Implement interprofessional collaborative practices that are imperative in creating a positive work environment.
  • Provide ministry and service while meeting the healthcare needs of diverse populations.
  • Complete the licensure examination, known as NCLEX successfully.
  • Grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ as you “live life together” with others in your classes and clinicals.
  • Develop a ministry mindset toward healthcare as you acquire the skills of nursing.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:3-5

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Careers in nursing

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in nursing.

What types of work are related to this degree?

  • Ambulatory care
  • Home health care
  • Emergency nursing
  • Travel nursing
  • Forensic nursing
  • Telehealth nursing
  • Government policy development
  • Teaching/community health education
  • Insurance screening
  • Medical-Surgical nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Nurse practitioner/midwifery (additional training required)
  • Anesthesiology (additional training required)
  • Government research
  • Personal services contracting
  • Geriatric nurse
  • Hospice nursing
  • Labor and delivery nursing
  • Military nursing
  • Missionary nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Public health nursing
  • School nursing
  • Telehealth Nursing 
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