Nursing - RN-to-BSN
Admission to the RN-BSN in the College for Adults
The RN-BSN Degree Completion section, offered in the College for Adults, is for registered nurses only. In order to begin upper-division courses in the nursing major, students must meet the following criteria:
- Current and unencumbered registered nurse licensure
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (calculated on all courses, including failed courses, completed within the past 10 years). Students ineligible for the nursing major because of GPA or nursing course grades may be reconsidered on an individual basis by petitioning the RN to BSN Committee on Students.
- Completion of 82 semester credits
- Completion of CORE 1000W or CORE 2000W (or concurrent registration with first nursing course). (This course is required if you are completing your first baccalaureate degree).
- Successful completion of statistics
- Minimum grade of C in all nursing courses
- Previous work or volunteer experience as an RN or employed or volunteering as an RN by 2nd semester of nursing coursework.
Other requirements to be fulfilled prior to entering the nursing major include the following:
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
- Registered Nurse (R.N.) licensure in Minnesota
- Current immunizations
- DHS Background Study
Courses are offered on weekday evenings with practicum requiring additional weekday time.
Nursing major courses are offered either hybrid, meeting one evening per week, or fully online.
|CORE 1000W||The Reflective Woman (May be taken concurrently with first nursing course)||4|
|or CORE 2000W||The Reflective Woman|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences|
|Statistical Analysis for Decision Making|
|Statistical Methods in Psychology|
|Statistical Analysis with Corequisite|
|PHIL 3400||Biomedical Ethics||4|
|Required Nursing Courses|
|NURS 3910||Empirical Foundations||4|
|NURS 3920||Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice||4|
|NURS 3930||Population-Based Nursing Practice I 1||3|
|NURS 4110||Population-Based Nursing Practice II 1||4|
|NURS 4120||Leadership and Systems Change 1||4|
|NURS 4130||Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management 1||3|
A course with a practicum requirement. The courses are offered on weekday evenings with practicum requiring additional weekday time.
Public Health Certification
Coordinate with Nursing Department.