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RN to BSN Program Admission Criteria

  • Current, unencumbered RN License (Associate degree nursing students may apply in the last semester of their nursing program, with acceptance into the program contingent upon successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.)
  • Nursing GPA > 2.75
  • Must be admitted to Southwest Minnesota State University*  Click here to apply to SMSU.

* Nursing courses start in the Fall or Spring. Fall semesters begin in August. Spring semesters begin in January.
* We are offering a new 8-week course option for new students to start in the fall or spring semester.

How to Apply

When you are ready to apply, please follow these steps for full acceptance into the RN to BSN Program:

The application process:

  1. Apply for admission to SMSU
    • Have your official college/university transcripts from non-MinnState schools sent to the SMSU Admission office.
      (YOU MUST APPLY AND BE ADMITTED TO SMSU BEFORE APPLYING TO THE RN TO BSN PROGRAM)
  2. Apply to RN to BSN Program
    • Once admitted to SMSU, the student will receive instructions from the Department of Nursing on how to complete the RN to BSN Program application.
  • Applicants need to complete the RN to BSN application (application expires two years from completion date).
  • Active unencumbered RN license will be verified prior to accepatance into the program.
We are currently accepting applications for students wishing to start Spring 2021/FA2021 semester!
RN to BSN Program Spring 2021/FA2021 Application Form - Start Application Now

Last Modified: 10/14/20 11:31 AM