Undergraduate Nursing Programs

The WSU Department of Undergraduate Nursing has been providing high quality nursing education in southeast Minnesota for more than 40 years.

Pre-Licensure Nursing Program

The Pre-Licensure Nursing Option is a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing.

It is a traditional, pre-licensure 4 year BS in Nursing degree for students who wish to obtain a registered nurse license

RN-BS Completion Program

The RN-BS Completion program is for Associate Degree, or diploma prepared RNs who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

Looking for an Online Program?

Starting Fall 2020, you can complete the RN-BS program online.

It's a flexible program for working professionals looking to advance their careers.

Graduate Programs

The Department of Graduate Nursing at WSU offers numerous graduate level programs that prepares graduates for a variety of advanced nursing roles.

Department of Education Disclosures

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented new regulations that professional nursing programs (RN and APRN) must adhere to - Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v).

In compliance with this regulation, WSU is providing the following information.

  1. WSU’s undergraduate nursing curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Island, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
  2. WSU’s undergraduate nursing curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for professional licensure in the states/jurisdictions of: None
  3. WSU has not made the determination if the undergraduate nursing curriculum meets the state educational requirements for the following states/jurisdictions: American Samoa, Guam, and Michigan

Last updated on July 1, 2021.


This information has been gathered from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website and will be updated annually on July 1.

WSU assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in this resource.

It is your responsibility to verify accuracy by visiting the NCSBN website.

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