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

If you are an Associate Degree RN interested in completing your BS in Nursing, join us for an information session (PDF) to learn more about the WSU RN-BS Completion program.

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.