The Department of Undergraduate Nursing's RN to BS Nursing Track is an online program 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 and Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Tracks. The BS degree includes general education courses and required nursing courses. If you have earned 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. Upon acceptance, students must complete and pass the required background study.
Academic programs will be individualized based on previous educational experience. The program requires 128 credits for graduation. Of these, 38 must be taken in the RN to BS Nursing Track. All of the RN to BS Nursing courses are completed online. The RN to BS Student Advisor will assist students with program planning. Upon completion of the RN to BS Nursing Track, graduates have the academic credentials to pursue graduate study in Nursing. In addition, students who complete the program requirements are eligible to be certified as a public health nurse and school nurse.
The RN to BS Nursing Track is designed to build on the RN student's experience as a registered nurse. Additional credits in nursing are earned toward the BS degree upon validation of prior learning by means of a nursing portfolio that documents Registered Nurse experience.
The Undergraduate Nursing Student handbook, CSS Student handbook, and course syllabi detail specific policies for academic success and code of conduct which must be followed to progress successfully in the undergraduate nursing program.
NSG 3355, 3361, 4570, 4571, 4472, 4580, 4590, 4998 and 4 additional CSS upper division credits.
Program Coordinator, RN to BS Nursing
Cindy Brown, DNP, RN, PHN, RDN
Interim Chair, Department of Undergraduate Nursing
Julie Knuths, DNP, RN