MSUM’s online baccalaureate degree in nursing is a pathway for career advancements of RNs who have already completed an Associate’s degree in nursing. The program is totally online with clinical/practicum experiences (e.g., Public Health and Pathways/Capstone course) arranged in an area close to students’ residence (for out-of-MN students, clinical opportunity depends on board of education approvals).
The program plan and online option offers students the opportunity to study at their own pace and any time, day or night. The RN-BSN curriculum is informed by the best of professional standards and with input from employers, industry experts, and real nurses. The program has decades of strong history and is taught by faculty who know the students and appreciate the RN base from where students begin.
RN to BSN Program Requirements & Details enter this site for a description of the following:
The cost of completing an online baccalaureate nursing degree from MSUM is one of the most affordable options in the country. The total cost will be determined by the number of credits you will need to study for the baccalaureate degree from MSUM. At minimum, all students will study the required 31 core nursing credits. Thereafter, there may be upper division electives and/or liberal arts courses yet to complete.
Please see the Business Services site for specific undergraduate online course tuition and fee information.
Graduates of the MSUM RN-BSN program will be able to:
Applicants to the RN-BSN program must be licensed RNs or eligible for licensure by RN-BSN program start. A majority of qualified applicants have an overall GPA greater than 2.75, however applications will be evaluated holistically on a number of criteria (see Admissions Decisions below).
To apply for admission to the RN-BSN program, students must first be admitted to MSUM. Then, a separate online application to the RN-BSN program is submitted.
Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. Highly qualified applicants may be offered early admission to the RN-BSN program. General applications will be considered after the deadlines of March 15th (for Fall start) and October 15th (for Spring start). Applicants can expect to be notified of the next step in the application process within eight weeks of full completed application.
General application deadlines for applying to the nursing program are:
Admission is competitive and applications are scored and then ranked on the following elements:
If you wish to enroll in our RN to BSN program and live in a state other than Minnesota, please inquire before applying to determine if MSUM is legally authorized to provide the program in your state. Call 218.477.2695.
Frequently Asked Questions about the RN-BSN Program LIVE!
New and current RN-BSN students will find essential information in the Student Resources section of this website, which can also be found in the left-hand column navigation.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 fundamentally changed the requirements for the international students who wish to study in the United States. International students are advised to seek clarifications with the office of International Student Services. International students who are in the US on an F-1 Visa are not eligible to be admitted to a program that is completely online, as is the RN-BSN program. International students may qualify for admission if on certain work visas.
Samantha Kundinger, Health Services Administration Major