An Efficient Path Towards Your Bachelor's Degree

The RN Baccalaureate Completion Program is a 30-credit program designed for registered nurses seeking to broaden their health care career options with a bachelor’s degree. This program builds upon an existing solid foundation of nursing knowledge and quips graduates with essential leadership skills that will propel future career advancement. 

The Nursing program at St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

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Get ready for the next term start date and apply today. 

Program Highlights:

  • Attend part-time or full-time and take courses every seven weeks. 
  • Complete entirely online. Students may need additional credits based on previous educational background. Contact our academic advisor for clarification.
  • Complete in one calendar year over the course of three semesters – fall, spring, summer.
  • Eligibility for public health certification.

Cost per credit for Minnesota residents and reciprocity states

1 year

Program can be completed in as little as 12 months


Approximate tuition investment

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of application you must meet the following requirements in order to be considered. Note: Eligibility does not assure admission.

  • Completed St. Cloud State University application (including transcripts).
  • Completed all admission requirements in University Catalog.
  • Completed RN to BS application with supporting documentation and references.
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative GPA for 2.50 in the previous RN program (based on a 4.0 scale).
  • Evidence of current unencumbered RN licensure in at least one state with eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.
    • Students who have recently graduated from a Nursing associate’s degree program and have not yet passed the N-CLEX are welcome to apply. An RN license is required to begin courses.

Application Process

Step 1

Apply for admission to St. Cloud State University. Applying to the RN to BS program is a separate process from applying to St. Cloud State University (see step 2).

Step 2

Apply for admission to the RN to BS completion program. RN to BS applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You must supply evidence of current, unencumbered RN licensure.

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Apply Early...Finish Faster

Submit a completed application by February 2 and start on needed liberal education and upper division requirements early. A completed application by the deadline ensures you are accepted to the program and will begin nursing courses the next available semester.

Veronica Chapp

Veronica Chapp

  • Assistant Professor of Nursing

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