RN to BS Online Nursing Track
The RN to BS Online Nursing Track is designed for the associate degree or diploma RN who seeks a bachelor's degree in Nursing. This program is based on the same philosophy and outcomes as the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track. The BS degree includes general education courses and required nursing courses.
If you have a bachelor of science or arts degree, an associate of arts degree or have met the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, the majority of your general education requirements are satisfied. All additional general education requirements need to be completed before the start of the RN to BS Online Track.
Building on your education and experience
Academic programs will be individualized based on previous educational experience. Students need 128 credits to graduate. Of these, 44 must be taken in the RN to BS Online Nursing Track. We will assist students with program planning. Upon completion of program requirements, including community health clinical, students will be eligible to be certified as a public health nurse.
The RN to BS Online Nursing Track is designed to build on a student's experience as a registered nurse. Sixteen semester credits in nursing, at $50 per credit, are credited toward the BS degree upon successful validation of prior learning by means of a nursing portfolio that documents your RN experience.
Upon completion of program requirements, students are awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in Nursing and are eligible to be registered as a Minnesota public health nurse and have the academic credentials to pursue graduate study in Nursing.
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Message from the Chair
Opportunities are soaring for registered nurses. As the nation's population lives longer and more active lives, the demand for highly educated nurses has risen. To keep abreast of an expanding field, registered nurses are enhancing their credentials to prepare them for management roles and to stay competitive in the workplace.
The College of St. Scholastica has provided outstanding nursing education for over 100 years, guided by its mission of providing intellectual and moral preparation for responsible living and meaningful work. For registered nurses, the completion of a baccalaureate degree can increase their marketability and income potential in today's nursing field.
The RN to BS Online Nursing Track of the baccalaureate nursing program, delivered fully online, recognizes what registered nurses bring with them in terms of education and experience. Our students receive credit for their RN experience through the development of a nursing portfolio.
As a registered nurse, it is imperative to remain up-to-date with information through lifelong learning. The College of St. Scholastica provides the next logical step to accomplishing this goal through convenience and the opportunity to build lasting relationships.
Susan I. Hyndman, Ed, RN
Chair, Non Traditional Nursing
RN to BS Online Nursing Track
Susan Hyndman, Ed., RN, Chair
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
The baccalaureate nursing program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.