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RN to BS Online Nursing Program

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The RN to BS Online Nursing Program 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 and Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Tracks.  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 Nursing Program.

Building on your education and experience

Academic programs will be individualized based on previous educational experience.  Students need 128 credits to graduate.  Of these, 42 must be taken in the RN to BS Online Nursing Program.  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 Program is designed to build on a student's experience as a registered nurse.  Thirteen semester credits in nursing, at $125 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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Julie Knuths, DNP, RN, Interim Chair

Science Center
Room S3220A
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811

(218) 723-5945


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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