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R.N. to Baccalaureate Track Program

The R.N. to Baccalaureate program has a 30-year history at BSU. With a 90% graduation rate, the program is exclusively for ADN and Diploma RNs.

It is an innovative, comprehensive and practical education program, offering a unique curriculum with an innovative approach to the use of technology for undergraduate education. Through the use of palm pilots and the program's soon to be open Clinical Resource Center, the program seeks to increase accuracy, and improve skills development with the use of  high-tech teaching aids.

The faculty student relationship is one of collaboration among colleagues and the program is structured to focus on adult learner needs:

  • Prior experience and knowledge are acknowledged, valued, and expanded upon; thus students learn from each other as well as the professors.
  • Students have a high degree of freedom to make choices and design learning experiences to fit their individual needs and interests.

Designed for Working Professionals

The BSU Nursing Program is designed in a blended format (combination of on campus & online) to accommodate busy nurses who have jobs and families and who may commute long distances: 

  • Students come to campus approximately three days per semester for nursing courses.
  • Classes are offered at the following campuses:
    • BSU - Bemidji
    • Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge
    • Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids
    • Century College - White Bear Lake
    • Lake Superior College - Duluth
  • Some classes are offered in an online format.
  • Full-time and part-time options are available.
  • Clinical experiences are arranged in a variety of sites as close to the student's home as possible.
  • 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.


Applying to the Program