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Nursing, B.S. major

4 - Year Track

Required Credits: 87
Required GPA: 2.25

The 4-year track is designed for students who are beginning their studies for the nursing major. 


Application for admission to the nursing major is a separate process from admission to the university. Admission to the nursing major is required for enrollment in selected spring semester sophomore and all upper division nursing courses. Application to the nursing major must be completed by September 15 (applications accepted between August 15 and September 15) for spring admission consideration. Additional information and advisement is available through the Department of Nursing.
Students must be admitted to Bemidji State University prior to applying for admission to the nursing major.  All official transcripts of credits transferred from other colleges and universities must be available in the BSU Admissions Office by September 15 for spring admission consideration to the nursing major.

Applicants must have completed at least 30 semester credits, including the designated required non-nursing courses listed as follows, for admission consideration.
BIOL 1111 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health I (4 credits)
BIOL 1112 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health II (4 credits)
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits) [contact Nursing Department]
PSY 1100 Introductory Psychology (4 credits)
PSY 3237 Lifespan Development (4 credits)

A grade of C or higher is required in the designated prerequisite courses for admission to the nursing major. If a grade of C or above is not earned the first time the course is taken, a grade of C or above must be earned the second time the course is taken. Designated course requirements for the major may not be taken on a pass/no credit basis. Admission to the nursing major is competitive and limited. Admission is dependent on the number of applications and evidence of meeting the listed requirements.

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.00 scale) and satisfactory completion of all designated required courses qualifies the student for the applicant pool, but does not guarantee admission to the major.

A completed application for the nursing major and the additional materials requested in the application must be available in the Department of Nursing by September 15. The application packet includes information concerning requirements such as immunization, malpractice insurance, federal and state background checks, and American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and CNA Certifications.


All nursing and non-nursing courses required for the major must reflect a letter grade of C or better.


A. Non-Nursing Courses


B. Nursing Courses


Suggested Semester Schedule for Nursing, B.S. major  4-YEAR TRACK