Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, founded in 1912, is a Lasallian Catholic school, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. With 5,700 students, the University has a main campus in Winona, Minnesota, and additional sites in Minnetonka, Rochester, and Apple Valley. Additional programs are located in Jamaica and Kenya. Of the University’s 5,700 students, 1,400 are traditional undergraduates and 4,300 are adult learners in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota operates several institutes that include: the De La Salle Language Institute, GeoSpatial Services, the Institute for Lasallian Studies, the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts.
Nursing Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program is for qualified Registered Nurses who wish to earn a Master of Science degree while pursuing education as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The objective of the program is to prepare nurses for positions of leadership on the healthcare team. Saint Mary’s University believes in building and developing on the baccalaureate base with emphasis on a strong scientific and technical background. Graduates will be prepared to practice in a wide variety of settings and in diverse methods of administering a safe anesthetic. The graduate is eligible to write the certification examination as offered by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthestists. Successful completion of the examination entitles the graduate to be known as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
2010-2011 Nurse Anesthesia Tuition: $29,120 (in-state) and $29,120 (out-of-state)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The School of Professional Programs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers a BSN program designed for registered nurses who have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing. Students in this program develop critical thinking and evidence-based nursing skills combined with a patient-centered approach. The BSN program is available on the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BSN Tuition: $315 per credit in state and out of state tuition is the same
Bachelor of Science in Allied Healthcare
The Allied Healthcare bachelor completion program is designed to provide allied health professionals with the education necessary to advance their careers in healthcare. This program moves beyond current allied health expertise to strengthen critical thinking and understanding of the business, management, and educational aspects of healthcare needed for today’s professional.
BS in Allied Healthcare Tuition: $315 per credit in state and out of state tuition is the same