RN-BS Completion

The RN-BS Completion program is for Associate Degree or diploma-prepared RNs who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. RN licensure is required prior to beginning the RN-BS program. Students in their last semester or nursing school may apply.

Eligibility requirements

  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.75
  • See FAQs for more information

Interested in starting the RN-BS program soon? Contact us now at RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu so we can get you admitted and registered for classes. Summer coursework may be required and registration is now open.

Program Features

RN-BS Completion students can choose to attend classes in Rochester, La Crescent, and, beginning in Spring 2018, in Red Wing. For specific locations and contact information, see the Facilities page.

RN-BS Completion students complete practice experiences at multiple community partners, including public health departments, schools and community agencies. 

The program is designed to be flexible for working RNs, with part-time (2, 3 or 4 year) or full-time (1 year) plans of study available. The courses are online or blended/hybrid format. Students complete practice experience hours in selected courses. 

The following terms and conditions of articulation among nursing programs are in effect at WSU:

  1. The candidate must have graduated from an Associate Degree program for registered nurses that is approved by a state board of nursing and based in a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The candidate must have been awarded the Associate in Science (AS) Degree in Nursing with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum grade of "C" in each nursing course.
  3. The candidate must have been graduated from a board-approved program in nursing and have a current unencumbered authorization to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  4. The Associate in Science (AS) Degree transfers to the baccalaureate institution as a package of nursing major and supporting courses.
  5. Articulation RNs should not be required to complete more total credits for the degree than the generic nursing baccalaureate students.