We prepare baccalaureate nurses who are workforce ready, with a strong emphasis on cultural competence.
We offer two tracks to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Both are innovative, comprehensive and practical education programs built around a unique, technology-focused curriculum.
Students must first successfully apply to Bemidji State University before applying to one of our nursing programs.
Designed for those students entering Bemidji State University as freshmen, the four-year track begins the university education with foundation coursework. Accepted students journey into nursing courses during their sophomore year. Graduates will be prepared to take the examination offered by the Minnesota Board of Nursing to become Registered Nurses.
Designed for working professionals, the RN to BS track is offered in a blended format (combination of on-campus and online) to accommodate busy nurses who have jobs and families and who may commute long distances.
Graduates of both tracks will:
- Be competent in critical thinking, communication and performing holistic assessments on individuals, families and communities.
- Develop specific skills and strategies for serving Native American patients and rural populations.
- Hold core knowledge in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness and disease management, ethics and health care systems and policy.
- Be prepared to employ cutting-edge technology in the delivery of health care.
- Be eligible for certification as a Public Health Nurse (PHN).