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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato invites you to consider a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing at one of the nation's most respected Schools of Nursing.  This 30 credit program is designed for licensed registered nurses with an associate degree, and offers flexible plans of study in a 100% online format.

The RN Baccalaureate Completion Program limits its enrollment to maintain a high standard of instruction and personal attention, including a program advisor dedicated to helping students develop an individual plan of study based on their academic records, experience, personal and professional responsibilities.  We offer 8 and 16 week course offerings during the fall and spring semesters, as well as 10-week courses during summer term.  Our students are able to develop a plan of study to meet their unique needs. Students who enroll in this program full-time should expect to complete the degree in 1 year, while part-time students can expect to complete the degree in 4 or 5 semesters, depending on their credit load. 

Obtaining a Bachelor's degree opens up a whole new set of possibilities for your career.  Our graduates not only take advantage of nursing opportunities in the traditional setting of hospitals, clinics and trauma centers; but they are also qualified for nursing opportunities in Public Health.  Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in a variety of graduate programs.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Minnesota State University, Mankato is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.


Graduates will have met the requirements for certification as public health nurses and licensure as school nurses in Minnesota.

For further information, please contact:
Kasi Johnson, MS
Student Relations Coordinator
Laura Schwarz, DNP, RN, CNE
RN Baccalaureate Completion Program Coordinator
School of Nursing
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-6022 (Office or Phone Appointments)
800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY)