Undergraduate Areas of Study

Traditional Nursing Track

The Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track prepares students for entry-level professional nursing practice, including the health needs of underserved populations. This track leads to a bachelor of science degree with a major in Nursing and qualifies the graduate to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a Minnesota public health nurse and have the academic credentials to pursue graduate study in Nursing.

Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track

The Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Track is available to college graduates with non-nursing majors. The curriculum is based on the same philosophy and outcomes as the Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Track, incorporating an integrated approach to learning with a concentration in the Nursing major.

Upon completion of the program requirements, students will be awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in Nursing, and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Furthermore, these students are qualified to be registered as Minnesota public health nurses and to pursue graduate study in Nursing. 

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. 

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.