University of Northwestern - St. Paul

3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113
United States
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Mission Statement

University of Northwestern - St. Paul exists to provide Christ-centered higher education equipping students to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in their professions, and to give God-honoring leadership in the home, church, community and world.


University of Northwestern - St. Paul is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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 (NCLEX-RN®).

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

Program Distinctives

Biblically Based

Curriculum is Christ-centered and grounded in God’s Word.  Students are prepared to think critically as they face the challenges and opportunities in today’s ever-changing world of healthcare.

Servant Leadership Focus

Authentic and intentional service/servant attitude interwoven into all aspects of the curriculum.

Academic Rigor

The UNWSP is fully accredited and blend rigorous academics with a Christ-entered world view in all of our programs.

Accelerated or Traditional Path Options

Students can complete the Accelerated Path in just sixteen (16) months and the Traditional Path in (4) semesters.

Blended Learning

Our teaching format meets the unique needs of the student learner by blending both online and traditional face-to-face teaching methods.

More Clinical Time

Our Nursing program includes significantly more clinical time for our students; better equipping them with real-world learning experiences.

Blend of Traditional and Non-Traditional Students

Our unique blend of student cohorts facilitates deeper learning and skill building.

Three Immersion Experiences

Our immersion experiences blend both practical clinical experiences with cultural diversity – better preparing our students for the “real-world” of today’s health care.

Interprofessional Communications Skills Emphasis

Interprofessional (patients, community and overall Healthcare professionals) communication skills are intentionally taught and practiced in our program through problem-based learning methods.

Mission or Service-Learning Opportunities for Students

The Serving Transcultural Populations course incorporates a cultural assessment model to identify specific components in various populations to provide unique and quality nursing ministry and service. Emphasis is on providing students opportunities to examine their own Christian values and ethics in relationship to socio-cultural variables. It includes an immersion experience into a culture different from the student’s culture.

Over the past five years, students have gone to Ecuador, Ireland, Jamaica, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Does your school have a Nurses Christian Fellowship group that meets regularly during the semester? Yes

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)