The Department of Nursing offers ample facilities to enhance student learning and ensure the best possible success. Internships, scholarships, and the Student Nurses Association ensure students get the most out of their experience at BSU.

Application Information

To gain acceptance into the nursing program students must apply to BSU nursing program.

How to Apply for a RN License or PHN Registration in MN

The role of the nursing department in both of these processes is to verify degree completion for the Minnesota Board of Nursing, which can be done after your degree is posted. The Records Office will begin processing applications for graduation at the end of the semester. It may take 3-5 weeks after the end of your last semester for your degree to be posted. To see if your degree has been posted go to MyBSU – E-Services – Academic Record – Chronological – Get Academic Record. Once your degree has been posted it will show up at the top.

The above instructions apply to MN licensure only. Graduates wishing to obtain a license in another state will need to follow the process outlined by that state’s board of nursing.


Niganawenimaanaanig (We take care of them) provides support and community to Indigenous nursing students within the pre-licensure and RN-BS tracks at Bemidji State.


Nursing students have the opportunity to participate in internships over the summer of their junior and senior year.


The Department of Nursing has scholarships for hardworking students who are in need of financial assistance.

Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association is a student organization that promotes health and serves the BSU community.

Student Resource Manual

We provide the Student Resource Manual to nursing major students.


Bemidji State University has state of the art facilities needed to prepare future nurses for the technology used today.