B.Sc. Online


Southwest Minnesota State University

48 months
7720 USD/year
7720 USD/year
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The RN to BSN program of Southwest Minnesota State University is designed for working RNs.


Students in the RN to BSN program of Southwest Minnesota State University will develop leadership and management skills, as well as, critical thinking skills needed as they advance in their career path. Students will be able to register to be a Public Health Nurse with the Minnesota Board of Nursing upon completion of the RN to BSN Program.


The mission of the SMSU RN to BSN Program is to provide leadership in nursing education, scholarship, and practice that reflects cultural, ethical, and compassionate presence in the preparation of nurses that will serve with excellence in a diverse and ever changing society.


  • Integrate nursing knowledge, liberal arts, cultural awareness, and caring through collaboration with the health care team to provide patient centered and holistic care
  • Provide competent and meaningful care to clients and communities who are healthy, ill, or dying
  • Combine critical thinking, health care information technology, and evidence based findings to make decisions that promote safety and quality to improve patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership through communicating verbally, non-verbally, and through technological means with individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems to achieve mutually determined health related goals

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Chronic Illness in Rural Settings
  • Healthcare Policy and Informatics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Prevention and Population Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete your entire application online and to send your documents to us either by mail or electronically upload them
  • Evidence that they have completed their secondary education within their home country (usually 12 years) and be entitled to acceptance into the universities in their home countries
  • You would have to complete your visa application from your home country

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3860 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3860 USD per semester during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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