About this program
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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 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.
The Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) is an alliance of Minnesota nursing programs, using a common baccalaureate curriculum. The alliance is compiled of seven community colleges and Metropolitan State University; it is dedicated to increasing the educational capacity for attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
This program is intended for individuals wishing to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing who are not currently registered nurses.
The MANE BSN program plan is a four-year, eight semester (not including summers), 120 credit concept-based baccalaureate curriculum. It is based on a set of core competencies that are intended to prepare graduates to provide care to individuals, families and communities in health promotion, acute or chronic illness, and at the end of life. Students are admitted to a cohort each fall at Metropolitan State.
- Integrate reflection, self-analysis, self-care, and lifelong learning into nursing practice.
- Demonstrate leadership skills to enhance quality nursing care and improve health outcomes.
- Evaluate best available evidence utilizing informatics to guide decision making
- Collaborate with inter-professional teams to provide services within the broader health care system.
- Adapt communication strategies to effectively respond to complex situations.
- Promote ethical practice and research within the nursing discipline and organizational and political environments.
- Practice holistic, evidence-based care including diverse and underserved individuals, families, communities, and populations.