Our accredited program for working registered nurses allows students to complete a bachelor of science in nursing through a combination of on-campus and online coursework.
Students may enroll in either a full- or part-time schedule, and meet on-campus just three times during the 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.
In addition to being admitted to BSU, you will need to submit an RN-BS program application. Click to go to the online application.
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 in Minnesota, or be a graduate with license pending (notice of 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 (currently waitlisting for fall 2016)
- Century College – White Bear Lake (currently waitlisting for fall 2016)
- Lake Superior College – Duluth
- Northland Community and Technical College – East Grand Forks
More info: Learn more at the Nursing Department web site.