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Nursing (RN-BSN)

  • 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.

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  • Benefits of the RN-BSN Degree at MSUM
    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.
    The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the master's degree in nursing programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    Learning opportunities within the Nursing program include experiential learning, academic recognition, and international study experiences.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    Outstanding employment, excellent salaries and job flexibility are the hallmarks of a Nursing degree from MSU Moorhead.
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