The College of St. Scholastica was established in 1912 by leading Benedictine Sisters (Peterson's, 2009). It is an autonomous private college and a Catholic Benedictine establishment that is located in Duluth, northeastern Minnesota. St. Scholastica started with six students and presently, it instructs over 4000 women and men every year, with over 14,000 alumni having graduated from the college (Peterson's, 2009). In addition to its main campus, St. Scholastica has more campuses in St. Brainerd, St. Paul, and Rochester.
One of the biggest nursing programs that is also a major component in the college is the School of Nursing. The latter has access to many clinical sites, urban and rural, diminutive and big, in community centers and in hospitals. The program has a responsibility of responding to the healthcare necessities of all people in the region, particularly the lowly served populations encompassing residents and communities having mental health problems. The undergraduate nursing program trains learners who thereafter join the nursing practice as professionals. Founded on clinical know-how and core knowledge applied, this education level utilizes exceptional critical thinking, collaboration, communication as well as care.