RN to BS Online

RN to BS Online Program

The RN to BS 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 and Post-Baccalaureate Nursing programs. 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.

Academic programs will be individualized based on previous educational experience. The program requires 128 credits for graduation. Of these, 45 must be taken in the RN to BS Nursing Track. The RN to BS Student Advisor will assist students with program planning. Upon completion of the RN to BS Nursing Track, graduates have the academic credentials to pursue a master's study in Nursing or a BS to DNP Track. In addition, students that complete the program requirements, including the community health clinical course, are eligible to be certified as a public health nurse or school nurse.

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

Upper-division requirements for RN to BS:

NSG 3355, 3361, 4570, 4571, 4472, 4580, 4590, 4998; TRS 3311, and Statistics (Descriptive and Inferential)

Dean, School of Nursing: Marty Witrak, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

Chair, Department of Traditional Undergraduate Nursing:
Paula Byrne, M.S.N., R.N.

Chair, Department of Post-Baccalaureate Nursing:
Sheryl Sandahl, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.P., M.P.H.

Chair, Department of Non-Traditional Nursing:
Arlene Johnson Ph.D., R.N., C.N.P., C.N.E.