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

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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.*

Programs:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...
Since its beginnings in 1941, National American University has been a cornerstone of higher education, keeping pace with the ever-changing advancements of technology, while holding onto core values that provide a caring and supportive environment for all students.

Programs:

  • Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S.
Locations: Minneapolis

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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.

Programs:

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

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.

Programs:

  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

Ohio University has offered distance learning educational opportunities for more than 100 years. Our nationally-ranked graduate programs provide flexible opportunities to students around the globe

Programs:

  • Online MSN Nurse Educator Degree
If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Our 21st-century mission to create a more humane and just world comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. You are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At the University of San Francisco, you’ll find the excellence inherent in an institution established over 150 years ago, and inherent in nearly five centuries of Jesuit education.

Programs:

  • Online Associate Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
  • Online Bachelor Degree to Master Degree Nursing program
Earn your Master's degree online from a prestigious and innovative university. Norwich University offers programs in Justice Administration, Civil Engineering, Military History, Business Administration, Diplomacy, and more.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Online

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati (UC) has been categorized at the highest level of higher education: the Carnegie Commission (which evaluates the achievements of faculty, current research, leading edge curriculum, and accreditation) has recognized UC as a Doctoral/Research University — Extensive. Each year, this urban, public, nonprofit university graduates 5,000 students, adding to more than 200,000 living alumni around the world. The online programs connect students to a dynamic community of devoted educators, accessible research, and a dedicated support team.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Nursing - Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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
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Walden University Online
Western Governors University
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