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RN to Baccalaureate Application Information

Admission to BSU   

Students must be admitted to Bemidji State University through the Center for Extended Learning prior to applying for admission to the nursing major. Apply to BSU Online.

Application to Nursing Major

Admission to the nursing major is a separate process from admission to Bemidji State University. We admit students on an on-going basis. The program has a fall start only.

Licensed Registered Nurses who are on the BSU Nursing RN-BS Track wait list may enroll in 3920 and 4400 nursing courses and non-nursing Bemidji State University courses prior to being formally admitted to the major, if enrollment space is available. Enrollment in these courses does not insure admission to the nursing major. Admission to the major is required prior to enrolling in all other courses except 3920 and 4400 courses.

Application Information 

Application acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis for fall semester start.

Download RN-BS Application [PDFfill-in form, which cannot be saved once completed. You will need to either take a screen shot to forward electronically, or print it out, then fax/mail/scan and email as indicated on the form.]

Admission Requirements - Applicants Must:

  • Be a graduate of a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program.
  • Be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in Minnesota or be a graduate with license pending (must be licensed by July 15).
  • Be formally admitted to Bemidji State University.
  • Submit a completed Department of Nursing Application Form.
  • Submit a current Minnesota RN license number.
  • Have access to Internet and e-mail.

Transfer Credits

The Admission's Office will analyze your transcripts once you have been admitted to BSU. Credits previously taken at Bemidji State University will not be included in the transfer evaluation. Only credits transferred to BSU will be included in the transfer evaluation.

You are required to complete 40 credits at the 3000 and 4000 level for your bachelor’s degree. You will need to calculate this manually. Thirty-six of the 40 are required nursing courses for the major; choose 4 more credits to complete your baccalaureate degree.

Evaluate Your Transfer Credit

Admission Review for the Baccalaureate Nursing Program

  • The Extended Learning Department determines the admission status of applicants to the baccalaureate degree major.
  • Admission applications are accepted on an on-going basis.
  • Individuals accepted to the nursing major are expected to attend an orientation day provided by the Department of Nursing, usually scheduled in August.

Admission Status

  • Applicants who meet all admission requirements will be admitted with regular status.
  • Applicants who are in the process of completing their final semester in their nursing program, or are awaiting licensure results, may be admitted with provisional status. Should a final transcript or licensure status indicate the applicant has not met the admission requirements, provisional status will be withdrawn. The applicant will not be considered as admitted to the program and will not be permitted to continue with enrollment in nursing courses. Enrollment in courses outside of the nursing major, however, may proceed.

Admissions Notification

  • The Office of Admissions will notify applicants of their admission to BSU.
  • The Extended Learning Department will notify applicants of their admission status to the baccalaureate nursing major.

Phone Numbers:

Department Of Nursing
 218-755-3860 

Extended Learning
 218-755-2068  or  1-800-475-2001  ext. 2738

Advising Center
 218-755-4005 

Admissions Office
 218-755-2040  or  1-877-BEMIDJI (236-4354)