Nursing (RN-to-BS)

Our accredited program for working registered nurses allows students to complete a bachelor of science in nursing through a combination of online and on-campus coursework.

Students may enroll in either a full- or part-time schedule, and meet on-campus just three times during each semester. On-campus locations include Bemidji, Duluth, Cambridge, Coon Rapids, White Bear Lake, and East Grand Forks. The program starts a new group every fall semester (once a year).

Clinical learning opportunities include a wide variety of experiences, including a community health service learning project. These experiences are arranged between the faculty and the student which means RN-BS students are able to complete much of their clinical learning experiences as close to home as possible.

To apply:
In addition to being admitted to BSU, you will need to submit an RN-BS program application. Fall 2016 applications to the program are no longer being accepted. The application form for Fall 2017 will be available in early January 2017.

Quick Info

Eligibility: Students must be a graduate of a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program and be licensed to practice as a registered nurse, or be a graduate with license pending (notice of RN license must be sent to BSU Extended Learning by July 13, 2016). Each location is limited to 40 students. The program starts a new group every fall semester (once a year).

Credits required for RN-to-BS major: 36 credits – view catalog for requirements.

Credits required for Bachelor of Science degree: 120 credits minimum.

Delivery options: Blended delivery, mostly online courses with some on-campus sessions. Location choices include:

  • Bemidji State University – Bemidji
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Coon Rapids and Cambridge
  • Century College – White Bear Lake
  • Lake Superior College – Duluth
  • Northland Community and Technical College – East Grand Forks

More info: Check out the FAQ document here. Learn more at the Nursing Department web site.

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