Applications for the fall 2019 cycle of the MANE BSN program will be due February 1, 2019. The application will be available in November 2018 as a link on this webpage."

Metropolitan State University is offering the complete Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education Bachelor of Science in Nursing (MANE BSN) program in preparation for registered nurse (RN) licensure.

The Metropolitan State MANE BSN program will provide:

  • Four years of full-time study, with the first year being prerequisite/preparatory courses
  • A BSN to those who are not currently registered nurses
  • Preparation for eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN® licensure examination

MANE is a collaboration between community colleges and Metropolitan State to provide increased student access to a baccalaureate program and attainment of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

MANE Program Dual Admissions

Students accepted for admission to a MANE program at a partner community college are dually admitted to Metropolitan State.

Current partners include Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Inver Hills Community College, Normandale Community College, North Hennepin Community College, Ridgewater College, and Riverland Community College. The final three semesters of upper-division coursework in the MANE BSN program are provided by Metropolitan State University on the community college campuses using online, hybrid and face-to-face formats.  Upper division coursework also includes required clinical hours at many locations throughout the community.  

Benefits of the dual admission model in the MANE BSN program at Metropolitan State University:

  • One program application
  • Dual advising
  • Cost effective, time efficient, seamless completion of a BSN Degree

Program Approval

Metropolitan State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Metropolitan State is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 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 the 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.