RN to BS Online Nursing Track

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The RN to BS Online Nursing Track is designed for the associate degree or diploma RN who seeks a bachelor's degree in Nursing.  This program is based on the same philosophy and outcomes as the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track.  The BS degree includes general education courses and required nursing courses. 

If you have a bachelor of science or arts degree, an associate of arts degree or have met the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, the majority of your general education requirements are satisfied.  All additional general education requirements need to be completed before the start of the RN to BS Online Track.

Building on your education and experience

Academic programs will be individualized based on previous educational experience.  Students need 128 credits to graduate.  Of these, 44 must be taken in the RN to BS Online Nursing Track.  We will assist students with program planning.  Upon completion of program requirements, including community health clinical, students will be eligible to be certified as a public health nurse.

The RN to BS Online Nursing Track is designed to build on a student's experience as a registered nurse.  Sixteen semester credits in nursing, at $125 per credit, are credited toward the BS degree upon successful validation of prior learning by means of a nursing portfolio that documents your RN experience. 

Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in Nursing and are eligible to be registered as a Minnesota public health nurse and have the academic credentials to pursue graduate study in Nursing.

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Arlene Johnson, Ph.D., RN, CNP, CNE, Chair

Science Center
Room S3110A
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

Accreditation

The baccalaureate nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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