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Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing

A National Leader in Nursing Education

At Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, you’ll be challenged to learn more about the human body than you might have thought possible. Yet in the end, what you'll learn about most might just be yourself.

SLU has been a national leader in nursing education since 1928Through our innovative approach to nursing education, we dive deeper to discover the strength, spirit and compassion required to provide patients with unparalleled care.

We’re pioneering a path that is shaping the future of our field —we created the first accelerated B.S.N. and comprehensive online M.S.N. programs in the country — and our success shows.

 In 2019, 94 percent of our graduates passed the NCLEX. Additionally, U.S. News and World Report  consistently ranks our M.S.N.-NP program as a top program in their Best Online Master’s in Nursing survey.

Scholarships Available

At SLU, we want to help put your educational goals in financial reach. Explore our options for nursing-specific scholarships.

Graduate Application Deadlines Extended

SLU's graduate nursing program application deadline has been extended for the spring 2021 semester.  For more information, please email

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