RN to BS Nursing

Registered Nurses: Earn your BSN as quickly as ONE YEAR!
  • Qualify for new positions: “43.2% of hospitals and other healthcare settings are requiring new hires to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, while 82.1% of employers are expressing a strong preference for BSN program graduates”. American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Earn more: The nation’s Magnet hospitals, generally recognized as the best hospitals, give hiring preference to BSN nurses.  To be a nursing manager or leader at a Magnet hospital, an RN must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Get promoted: The Veteran’s Administration (VA), the nation’s largest employer of RNs, requires a baccalaureate degree for promotion beyond entry-level.
  • Become a better nurse. Learning topics include community and family nursing, information management, policy, education, and research designed to complement the technical RN training you’ve already accomplished.
Bemidji State’s program is flexible and rewarding

  • Complete the Nursing courses in one year (full-time track), or mix the program into your existing work schedule (part-time track).
  • We’re Top 25: BSU’s RN-BS program was recently ranked 2nd best online RN-BS program in Minnesota, and 23rd nationally by RegisteredNursing.org.
  • Experienced nurses can save $1,000: Contact the BSU Nursing Department to learn about earning credit for your experience.
  • Delivery Options:
    1. Mostly Online Delivery: All courses delivered online except NRSG 3140 Advanced Health Assessment, where students meet on-campus on three Saturdays.  Meeting locations: White Bear Lake, Duluth, and East Grand Forks. View a sample mostly-online schedule here.
    2. Blended Delivery: Approximately half of the courses are delivered completely online. Others are blended classes with students receiving in-person, hands-on instruction three times per semester.  Blended delivery is offered at Coon Rapids, Cambridge and Bemidji. View a sample blended schedule here.
Apply Today  To enroll in the RN-BS track: 
  1. Complete the BSU Undergraduate Application
  2. Once admitted to BSU, you may apply here for the RN-BS Nursing Major Program.