Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Minnesota nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

The RN to BSN program is an accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing for those students who are already licensed Registered Nurses and hold an associate’s degree or diploma. There are several schools in Minnesota that offer an RN to BSN or BSN completion program. Because this is a program designed to keep working professionals in the work force, there are several online options, and even the campus-based schools offer evening and some online courses.

Online programs include Chamberlain University, College of St. Scholastica, Crown College, Globe University, Rasmussen College, Walden University, University of Phoenix, and University of Minnesota at both the Mankato and Moorhead campuses. Those who prefer a more traditional educational experience can choose from Augsburg College, Bermidji State University, Bethel University, Metropolitan State University, St. Catherine University, and Winona State University. All of these programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Admission for RN to BSN programs is competitive and based on past academic performance, workplace recommendations, and volunteer experience. Many programs will accept credit from prior education or work experience, and the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams allow students to test out of courses that cover skills and knowledge they have already acquired in the workplace or through on-the-job training, putting them that much closer to their career goals. Coursework expands on the foundation of the associate’s degree and focuses on an advanced level of critical reasoning, research, experience-based practice, and leadership skills. Other topics such as sociology, psychology, and pharmacology can broaden a nurse’s knowledge base and career opportunities and provide a fresh perspective on the workplace.

Minnesota is experiencing a shortage of qualified nursing professionals, and the field of health care is growing more complex all the time. A BSN can open the door to more exciting and varied careers and significantly higher salary expectations. Many hospitals now consider a bachelor’s degree to be a benchmark for nurses, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists prospects for baccalaureate educated nurses as extremely positive.

Minnesota RN to BSN Schools

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.


  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
  • And more...

List of RN to BSN Programs in Minnesota (MN)

Augsburg College
Bemidji State University
Bethel University of Minnesota
Crown College
Metropolitan State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Saint Catherine University
The College of St. Scholastica
Walden University
Winona State University

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Western Governors University
Grand Canyon University

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