RN to BSN Nursing Program
If you hold the Registered Nurse license (or will shortly) with the associate degree, MSU Moorhead’s online baccalaureate completion degree in nursing is your key to career advancement. The RN-BSN program plan and online option let you study at a pace that fits your life. The RN-BSN curriculum is informed by the best of professional standards and with input from employers, industry experts and practicing nurses.
Nursing faculty advisors work with you to create your individual program plan so you can progress at your own pace. Complete one, two or three courses per term, depending on your schedule. Courses are offered summer, fall and spring.
MSUM’s faculty are experienced with cutting-edge theories for adult education in the online learning environment and continually incorporate current online best practices. Courses are relevant and support real-world application for practicing RNs.
Four nursing courses include exciting and important experiential learning components to strengthen your knowledge as a future baccalaureate RN. These experiences happen in your home region, as appropriate. You will independently arrange two of the clinical experiences – with a family and with an elder. For the other two clinical-related courses, faculty will guide you through experiences in public health and in a focused practice improvement project locally.
MSUM’s online RN-BSN degree is one of the most affordable, high-quality, and long-standing programs in the country. MSUM’s baccalaureate degree requires just 120 credits, with 40 of those credits in upper-division courses. Your total cost depends on your unique college history. While some students complete the program in 31 credits, on average, our students need 40 credits and study part time to complete the degree.
Our nursing faculty hold a student-centered, adult education philosophy for online learners. They have strong history in practice, are specialty credentialed, and know and appreciate the RN base from where you begin.
Nursing Student Success Stories
Over winter break, around 300 participants took advantage of MSUM's first-ever winter term. Students were able to take an online course at an accelerated fashion to get ahead of their degrees and lighten their course load during the academic year.
Joan Justesen enjoyed a 43-year career in healthcare thanks to degrees (BSN ’83, MBA ’90) she earned at MSUM. Now she supports the next generation of nurses.
Learning opportunities within the Nursing program include experiential learning, academic recognition, and international study experiences.
#2 2019 Best Online RN to BSN Program in Minnesota
MSUM prepares working RNs with valid licenses the contemporary education they need to best serve their patients and move ahead in their jobs. The fast-moving online RN to BSN program allows students to pace their own coursework depending on work and family demands.
MSUM’s nursing program provides the most current and essential nursing education and practice. You will build your knowledge on emerging healthcare issues and trends, evidence-based and population-focused practices, leadership, and systems-thinking to impact quality and safety for your career in healthcare. Here is just a sample of nursing careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
What are some Common Nursing Related Careers?
|Career||Job Growth (2021-2031)||Median Pay|
|Long-term Care Leader||28%||$101,000|
|Community Health Worker||12%||$49,000|