This program is for Registered Nurses with an Associate Degree or a Diploma in nursing who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The sequence of nursing courses is part-time, five semesters (including summers) and follows a cohort model. Classes generally meet one day per week on the same day every semester. One clinical course (NURS 456P, Community Health Practicum), usually in the fourth semester, may meet more than once per week and may be held on a day other than the normally assigned cohort day. Once prerequisites are completed, students join a cohort. A cohort starts every semester on either Metropolitan State's St. Paul campus or on selected community college campuses.
Declare Your Program
To be eligible for acceptance to the RN-BSN major, the following must be completed:
- Approved admission to Metropolitan State University
- Evidence of current unencumbered registered nurse licensure in at least one state with eligibility for licensure in Minnesota
- An official transcript indicating completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a grade of at least a C in all previous nursing courses. The GPA used for admission assessment is the cumulative GPA calculated from all coursework and evaluation of all transcripts.
- Pre-major requirements
- Complete an official degree plan with an academic advisor. Students complete the Undergraduate Program Declaration Form at this time.
Courses required for your specific program are listed in the right column on this page. They include prerequisite, foundation, core and elective courses. Contact your advisor with questions concerning your degree plan.
Prior to beginning the practicum experience, information must be submitted to the School of Nursing which may include, but is not limited to the items listed here. Requirements must be valid for the duration of practicum experiences.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The BSN program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation. Graduates waive the post-graduate practice and continuing education hours necessary to be eligible to take the holistic nursing certification exam. Graduates qualify for Public Health Nursing Registration in the state of Minnesota.
Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools:
Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
This program is endorsed by the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in nursing program are eligible for registration as a Public Health Nurse in the state of Minnesota after becoming licensed as a registered nurse in the state.