MANE BSN Admission & Application Requirements

Dates & Deadlines for MANE BSN Program Application
  • Summer 2022 & Fall 2022 applications will be open December 1, 2021.
  1. Admission to MSUM
    The details for applying and admission to MSUM are identified on the How to Apply page. Once you are admitted declare the BS in Nursing as your major.
  2. Complete Prerequisite Courses
    There are eight prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to nursing program term start.
    • These four prerequisites are used to evaluate for admission and must be completed prior to the application deadline. All courses must be completed with a C or higher and a cumulative 2.75 GPA across the four prerequisites.
      • ENGL 101 English Composition or equivalent
      • PSY 113 General Psychology or equivalent
      • Goal Area 3 General CHEM course or equivalent (offered at MSUM Fall & Spring semester)
      • Any Goal Area General Education Course
    • The following prerequisites are not used to evaluate for admission, but must be completed before starting nursing courses. These courses must be completed with a C or better in each course and a cumulative 2.75 GPA across the eight prerequisites. If any prerequisite is not completed, or does not meet the criteria, the offer of admission will be rescinded.
      • BIOL 125/125L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) or equivalent (offered at MSUM Summer & Spring semesters)
      • BIOL 126/126L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) or equivalent (offered at MSUM Summer & Spring semesters)
      • PSY 202 Developmental Psychology or equivalent
      • COMM 285 Intercultural Communication or equivalent
    • BIOL 236/236L Introduction to Microbiology is recommended to be taken BEFORE starting the MANE BSN program, as it will ONLY be offered at MSUM in Summer & Spring semesters. If the BIOL 236/236L (or equivalent) course is not taken prior to starting the nursing term start, it must be taken the first semester of nursing courses. Please plan accordingly based on semester offerings.
  3. Apply to the MSU Moorhead MANE BS in Nursing Program
    • The TEAS Exam must be completed (effective February 2018 and beyond).
    • The TEAS Exam is offered at MSUM. Please see the Testing Services webpage for more information.
    • If you have taken the TEAS Exam at a different institution you will need to submit your official score documentation from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education by logging into your ATI account. There may be a fee do to this.

Admission is limited and competitive, only 32 students will be accepted per semester start. It is advised that all applicants also consider a parallel plan.

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, you must maintain an unencumbered practical nursing license from any state in the U.S. throughout the program.

Admission decisions will be announced by April 1.

Upon admission to the MANE BSN program, new students will receive information about required documentation of immunizations and other screenings, CPR, background checks, etc., prior to program start.

Frequently Ask Questions about the MANE BSN Program

The MANE Nursing programs have been working to transition from a metric based admission to a holistic admissions process over the last year and this process has been finalized and will go into effect for the Summer and Fall 2022 cohorts.

This process will impact applicants for the Summer and Fall 2022 cohorts. The holistic admission process allows for evaluation or more than Metrics (GPA and TEAS). The process will evaluate three components of an applicant's history, it will still evaluate Metrics, and will include Experiences, and Attributes.

MANE Holistic Admissions Criteria

MANE Definitions

MANE Holistic Admissions Overview

*The MSU Moorhead BS in Nursing program is a member of the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE) where we adhere to common admission criteria. For Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 nursing program start, consideration for admission to the MSU Moorhead MANE BS in Nursing program is based on TEAS and GPA. Admission criteria will change for upcoming application terms starting 2022. The revised criteria for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 application and admission will be posted to our webpage as soon as details have been finalized.