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 on-campus and online coursework.

Students may enroll on either a full- or part-time basis, and meet on-campus just three times during the semester, plus once for new student orientation in August. On-campus locations include Bemidji, Duluth, Cambridge, Coon Rapids, White Bear Lake, and East Grand Forks.

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.

Please note:
For fall 2015, only the East Grand Forks location is currently open for applications. Metro area locations are full and not accepting additional applications at this time. Bemidji and Duluth locations are full and wait listed, bet we will accept applications for these locations a while longer. Thank you!

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 in Minnesota, or be a graduate with license pending (notice of license must be sent to BSU Extended Learning by July 15, 2015). Each location cohort is limited to 45 students.

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: Learn more at the Nursing Department web site.

Ready? Apply to BSU now.