Nursing at SCTCC

Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations. — American Nurses Association.

St. Cloud Technical & Community College offers three options for students interested in pursuing a nursing career.


Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the students with academic, labs and clinical opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and core qualities to become a registered nurse.

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide learning opportunities in various settings where students work closely with physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in the delivery of delegated medical care and skills

Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.

Denise Meijer, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Director of Nursing


Denise Meijer received her DNP and MSN in Higher Nursing Education from the University of Minnesota and her BSN from Bethel University. Since 1976, Denise has practiced nursing and moved to teaching at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University from 1999-2013 and at Bemidji State University from 2013-2017. Her specializations are perinatal, L&D, Public Health, and Nursing Education.