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RN 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. 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. See the on-campus days schedule below.
  • 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
    • Northland Technical & Community College - East Grand Forks
  • 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.
  • 40 credits at the 3000 and 4000 level are required for the bachelor's degree; 36 credits are covered with required nursing courses for the major.


Applying to the Program