Abbreviations Guide for SCAN


Religious order

CSJ: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

IHM: Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Abbreviations identifying alumnae are used with the year in which the graduate achieved the degree or certificate.

J: Graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing

M: Graduate of St. Mary’s School of Nursing or one of the Minneapolis campus associate programs.

2M: Second Major certificate

2D: Second Degree option

Cert: Certificate

Post-Bac Cert: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Master's Degrees

MAED: Master of Arts in Education

MAHS: Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies

MAISCE: Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity

MANU: Master of Arts in Nursing (St. Kate's no longer offers this program; we introduced the MSN in mid-2013.)

MAOL: Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

MAOT: Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy

MAT: Master of Arts in Theology

MBA: Master of Business Administration

MLS: Master of Library Science (prior to 1992)

MLIS: Master of Library and Information Science

MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies

MPH: Master of Public Health

MSN: Master of Science in Nursing

MSW: Master of Social Work


DNP: Doctor of Nursing Practice

DPT: Doctor of Physical Therapy

DSW: Doctor of Social Work

OTD: Doctor of Occupational Therapy