Advance your nursing career with a Bachelor's degree


Earn your BSN degree through a qualified nursing program

Many colleges offer qualified nursing degree programs. Take advantage of current nursing job opportunities

Becoming a nurse in Minnesota requires a certain amount of training. Much like in any field, there are different levels of education that can help you to achieve your goals. One option that you’ll want to consider if you plan on making nursing a career is obtaining a BSN degree rather than an associates degree or a certificate for nursing. This will ensure that you can earn higher pay and that you will be viewed as a more qualified and knowledgeable professional as well.

Requirements to Enter a BSN Program in Minnesota

There are specific requirements in order to gain acceptance into a BSN degree program. Minnesota law requires that any student applying for a BSN program first pass a criminal background check. Some schools require the student to complete the background check prior to enrollment while others will allow you to enroll without starting you in classes until the background check is complete. In addition, some schools will require you to pay for the check out of pocket while other schools run the check out of school funds. The CDC and OSHA also recommend that students be up to day on a number of vaccinations to include:

Diphtheria/Tetanus – must have received a vaccination in the past 10 years

Measles/Mumps/Rubella – must be able to prove two vaccinations/boosters were given after the age of 12 months

You’ll find that most Minnesota schools won’t allow you to start a nursing program without proof of these vaccinations. Most applicants will have to fill out specific paperwork regarding your vaccinations, your papers from the health department with a list of vaccines won’t be sufficient.

There are a number of courses that you will have to take in order to get your BSN. In addition to the classes that a particular college will require you to complete in order to get your degree, you can expect some of the following courses: Pharmacology, Chemistry, Maternity & women’s health, Intro to nursing, Family nursing, Community nursing and Anatomy & Physiology.

If you don’t have any prior nursing training or experience, then you can expect it to take at least 3 years to complete your degree. Some schools offer fast track programs, just keep in mind that these can be stressful and difficult to manage. In addition, many people find that they can complete the program faster if they utilize distance learning versus campus learning. You must be very disciplined for online learning to be successful.

The Nursing Job Market in Minnesota

There is said to be a shortage of nurses in Minnesota. The annual salary for a nurse with a BSN in Minnesota is about $60,000. The exact registered nurse salary depends on the employer, current economic conditions, level of experience and geographic location.

Being a nurse can be very rewarding. Just keep in mind that you have to work with people 100% of the time and you will be faced with a lot of illness, death and pain. If you can face this with a positive attitude and with the knowledge that you’re helping others, then you should consider a BSN degree today!

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Online BSN Degree in Minnesota

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    List of CCNE Accredited BSN
    Programs in Minnesota

    Complete list of Minnesota colleges and universities that offer CCNE accredited BSN programs:

    Augsburg College
    731 21st Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN
    (612) 330-1000
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Bemidji State University
    1500 Birchmont Dr NE
    Bemidji, MN
    (218) 755-2001
    BSN Degree

    Bethel University
    3900 Bethel Dr
    Saint Paul, MN
    (651) 638-6400
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    College of Saint Benedict
    524 College Ave S
    St. Joseph, MN
    (320) 271-0284
    BSN Degree

    College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
    St. Joseph, MN
    BSN Degree

    College of St. Scholastica, The
    Duluth, MN
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Concordia College-Moorhead
    Moorhead, MN
    BSN Degree

    Crown College
    8700 College View Dr
    St. Bonifacius, MN
    (952) 446-4100
    BSN Degree

    Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
    Richfield, MN
    BSN Degree

    Gustavus Adolphus College
    Saint Peter, MN
    (507) 933-6060
    BSN Degree

    Metropolitan State University
    1501 Hennepin Ave
    Saint Paul, MN
    (612) 659-7300
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Minnesota Intercollegiate Nursing Consortium
    Northfield, MN
    BSN Degree

    Minnesota State University Mankato
    103 Armstrong Hall
    Mankato, MN
    (507) 389-1414
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Grier Hall
    Moorhead, MN
    (218) 477-2330
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Saint John’s University
    Collegeville, MN
    BSN Degree

    Saint Olaf College
    Northfield, MN
    (507) 786-3000
    BSN Degree

    St. Cloud State University
    St. Cloud, MN
    BSN Degree

    University of Minnesota
    106 Pleasant St SE, Ste 210
    Minneapolis, MN
    (612) 624-1111
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree
    DNP Degree

    Walden University
    155 Fifth Ave S, Ste 100
    Minneapolis, MN
    (612) 925-3368
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

    Winona State University
    Winona, MN
    BSN Degree
    MSN Degree

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    Minnesota Board of Nursing

    2829 University Ave SE Suite 200
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Phone: (612) 617-2270


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