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 2023-24. 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 provides a Christ-centered program which cultivates the sensitivity and compassion required to serve patients of diverse populations. The UNW nursing program also instills the medical knowledge, clinical skills, and spiritual strength each student will need as they carry out their calling of being a nurse with excellence.

What makes our nursing program distinct?

  • Servant Leadership Focus – Authentic and intentional service/servant attitude is interwoven into all aspects of our curriculum.
  • Flexible Connected Learning –  Our teaching format meets the unique needs of the student learner by blending both online and traditional face-to-face teaching methods.
  • State-of-the-Art Simulations and Hands-on Clinical –  We intentionally provide a significant amount of simulation and clinical time for our students to better equip them with real-world learning experiences.
  • Community & Support – The School of Nursing faculty and staff work to foster an environment in which all students feel loved and cared for. Faculty take time to meet with students on an individual basis to know and understand their needs in order to provide the support and resources needed to succeed.
  • Preparation for the Future –  Students are well-prepared to take the licensure examination, (NCLEX), and pass the first time. After receiving their BSN, students are also better prepared to go on to more schooling to earn additional degrees.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program is granted approval from the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Nursing major candidates who have completed all program, credit, and degree requirements will be recommended for the candidate’s licensure (NCLEXRN®). The baccalaureate program 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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