How to Apply

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1

Complete Transfer Application

Complete the WSU online transfer application. Official transcripts need to be submitted from non-Minnesota State colleges. Students who have taken WSU credits and haven't completed degree requirements need to complete Intent to Return.

2

Initiate the RN-BS Admissions Process

Contact Christina Pruka to schedule an appointment with a Rochester Academic Advisor to complete a Degree Audit Review.
3

Apply for admission into the RN-BS Completion Program

Complete the application to the RN-BS Completion major, which will be received by email following meeting with a nursing advisor. RN-BS Completion Program applications are available in mid-January. The advisor will request an application be emailed out to the applicant. Applications to the RN-BS Completion Nursing Program are reviewed and admitted starting in February through July for fall admission. Completed RN-BS applications and all supporting documentation specified in the application, including verification of RN licensure, should be returned to:

Winona State University-Rochester
Department of Nursing, Box 73
859 30 Ave SE
Rochester MN 55904

4

Select a Plan of Study

Select a part-time or full-time plan of study for completing the nursing courses. 

5

Submit Verification

Submit verification of a current RN license issued by a state or territory of the United States. The license information must be provided on the nursing application. RN licensure is required prior to beginning RN-BS Completion courses. 

6

Meet the GPA Requirement

A DARS cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the RN-BS Completion Program. The admission GPA may be calculated on the most recent five years of college coursework or the last 50 semester hours of credits of college work. 

7

Receive Notification of Admission

Students are notified of admission acceptance by mail. 

8

Complete the Comprehensive Nursing Test

The Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Test (CNAT) is used as a challenge for these credits for RNs who are graduates of diploma programs. Twenty-four (24) credits in the RN-BS Completion Program of the nursing major (N302, N304, N306 and N308) will be granted if all examinations are successfully completed.

Please Note: Associate nursing degrees received before 1985 will be reviewed on an individual basis.