Build on your associate's degree or nursing diploma to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). You will learn to be a leader in health care delivery and to promote holistic, integrated care to erase disparities and improve your patient's quality of life.

You will also:

  • Complete the program in 2 to 3 years, depending on the number of credits you have already taken.
  • Learn to address serious health care challenges faced by the increasingly diverse population.
  • Prepare to be a leader in the health care system by seeking creative solutions and challenging the status quo.
  • Build on your education with science, liberal arts, and nursing courses.
  • Build a network of nursing professionals and alumni.

Take the program at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul or at one of five other locations.

We have partnered with Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College and North Hennepin Community College to bring this program to you. You will:

  • Graduate with a BSN from Metropolitan State University even though you take most of your courses on the community college campus near you.
  • Take the same curriculum that is offered on our campus in St. Paul.

Program Approval

Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) and is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. 

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.