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 MS in Nursing
  • MSN - Executive Leader

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.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Study online with California University of Pennsylvania. We offer certificate and bachelor's and master's degree programs in a wide variety of fields that can be completed 100% online.


  • RN-BSN Program in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership

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.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

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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