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 in Nursing.

RN licensure is required prior to beginning the RN-BS program. Students in their last semester or nursing school may apply.

Accepting Applications

We are accepting applications for Fall courses until August 1st. Room is still available so sign up today!

New Online Program

A flexible and affordable online RN-BS Program starts Fall 2020.

Applications for this online-only program open on April 1, 2020. Secure your spot today, and apply to WSU now!


Program Features

Students must complete a course in statistics, RN-BS coursework, and meet additional requirements for graduation.

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.

Multiple Locations & Online Only


RN-BS Completion students can choose to attend classes in Rochester, La Crescent and Austin.

Learn more about facilities and locations where the RN-BS program is taught.


Online Program

We also offer an online-only option so you can complete the program wherever you are!

The new online RN-BS program option will be available starting Fall 2020. Apply and secure your spot today!

Contact us at RN-BSCompletion@winona.edu with questions and for help getting started.

Practice Experiences


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

These practice experiences are arranged by WSU faculty.

Flexible Schedule


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.

Eligibility Requirements


  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.75

Students in their last semester of nursing school may apply.

Minnesota State Nursing Articulation Agreement


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.