About this program
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 University's Saint Paul campus or on selected community college campuses.
The RN-BSN program admits registered nurses only and students are expected to maintain an active, unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in the state of Minnesota throughout the program.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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.