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RN to Baccalaureate Track Program


NOTE: The Bemidji, Duluth, Coon Rapids, Cambridge and Century cohorts are full for Fall 2015. You are welcome to submit an application to be added to the wait list.


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.