Applicants to the RN-BSN program must be licensed RNs or eligible for licensure by RN-BSN program start. A minimum overall (cumulative) GPA of 2.75 in post-secondary (after high school) course work is required for consideration of admission; actual GPAs of admitted students are generally higher.
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!
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