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:

  1. Current and unencumbered registered nurse licensure
  2. 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.
  3. Completion of 82 semester credits
  4. 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).
  5. Successful completion of statistics
  6. Minimum grade of C in all nursing courses
  7. 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:

  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
  2. Registered Nurse (R.N.) licensure in Minnesota
  3. Current immunizations
  4. 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. 

Prerequisite Courses
CORE 1000WThe 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
Statistical Analysis
Supporting Course
PHIL 3400Biomedical Ethics4
Total Credits12
Required Nursing Courses
NURS 3910Empirical Foundations4
NURS 3920Professional Nursing: Theories, Concepts and Practice4
NURS 3930Population-Based Nursing Practice I 13
NURS 4110Population-Based Nursing Practice II 14
NURS 4120Leadership and Systems Change 14
NURS 4130Evidence-based Practice and Outcome Management 13
Total Credits22

Public Health Certification

Coordinate with Nursing Department.