Our RN to BSN program is designed for working RNs. Students in the RN to BSN program will develop leadership and management skills, as well as, critical thinking skills needed as they advance in their career path. Students will be able to register to be a Public Health Nurse with the Minnesota Board of Nursing upon completion of the RN to BSN Program.
Upon Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam and admission to the SMSU RN to BSN Program, students will be awarded credits for prior learning.
Admission to the RN to BSN requirements
- Current, unencumbered RN license (Associate Degree students may apply in the last semester of their nursing program, with acceptance in the program contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam and nursing licensure.)
- Nursing GPA > 2.30
- Admission to Southwest Minnesota State University
- Additional enrollment requirements prior to registration for any NURS courses
All program courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in order to complete degree requirements.
|Nursing Major Required Courses|
|NURS 300||Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing||3|
|NURS 310||Transcultural Nursing||3|
|NURS 320||Chronic Illness in Rural Settings||3|
|NURS 390||Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 400||Prevention and Population Health||3|
|NURS 410||Public/Community Health Clinical Experience Seminar||1|
|NURS 420||Healthcare Policy and Informatics||3|
|NURS 440||Organizational & System Leadership||3|
|NURS 450||Public/Community Health Clinical Experience||3|
|Nursing Major Electives|
|Select one of the following:||2|
|Care of the Rural Population|
|Clinical Reasoning and Judgment|
|Comprehensive Health Assessment|
|Mental Health Nursing|