RN to BSN Programs in Minnesota
An RN to BSN expands on associate and diploma nursing education and creates many more career opportunities. Courses will enhance critical reasoning skills, leadership skills, research, and evidenced based practice techniques/knowledge. Many programs will consider work experience and prior education and apply credits toward an RN to BSN degree. Programs may also offer “credit by examination.”
- Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees and Postgraduate Certificates in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for the Registered Nurse
- Ranked #15 in Best Online Master's in Nursing Program by US News, Seton Hall University offers two fully online Nurse Practitioner programs: Adult Gerontology with Acute and Primary Tracks and Psychiatric Mental Health.
RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Minnesota
Online RN to BSN completion programs have become a trend for registered nurses in Minnesota looking for ways to maintain a work, life and education balance. Many of the nursing schools in Minnesota as well as nationally have developed online RN to BSN programs that offer the exact same content as campus based programs and have the same faculty teaching the courses.
With the severe shortage of nurses affecting the Minnesota health care system and the increasingly complex state of health care, the need for baccalaureate educated nurses has never been greater. The baccalaureate degree has become a benchmark for nurses in many Minnesota hospitals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook is extremely positive for bachelor’s educated nurses. Salaries in most cases are significantly more with a BSN. You might also be interested in the RN to MSN programs in Minnesota.
Nursing Schools Based in Minnesota RN to BSN Program
Augsburg College Nursing
The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
2211 Riverside Avenue South,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Bemidji State University
The RN to Baccalaureate Program is for ADN and Diploma educated registered nurses and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
1500 Birchmont Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
The College of St. Scholastica
Programs Offered: MSN clinical nurse specialists, MSN nurse managers, MSN adult nurse practitioners, MSN family nurse practitioners, and MSN psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners.
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
The BSN Completion Program is offered online. The program is accredited by the CCNE.
8700 College View Drive,
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Metropolitan State University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Programs Offered: RN to MSN, Entry Level MSN ( For those with a bachelor’s degree in another field), MSN Leadership and Management (LMN) track, MSN Public Health Nursing Leadership (PHNL) track, MSN Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (ANP/GNP) track, and MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. A Doctor of Nursing Practice is also offered. As of the January 2009 application deadline there will no longer be a GRE test requirement.
Minnesota State University – Mankato
Programs Offered: MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and MS – Nurse Educator (NE). The MSN programs are accredited by the NLNAC.
360 Wissink Hall,
Mankato, MN 56001
Minnesota State University – Moorhead
RN to BSN | This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE)
1104 7th Ave South,
Moorhead, MN 56563
Winona State University – College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Programs Offered: MSN – Adult Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN – Clinical Nurse Specialist, MSN – Nursing Administrator, and MSN – Nurse Educator.
P.O. Box 5838,
Winona, MN 55987