How to Apply - RN-BS Completion

Review the steps to apply to the RN-BS Completion Program.


Apply to WSU and Submit Transcripts

Apply to Winona State University and submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended to the WSU Office of Admissions. There is a $20 application fee.


Complete the RN-BS Application

After you have submitted your application to the university, you will receive an email with a short, additional application for the RN-BS program. You will be asked to indicate your RN license status, preferred campus, and preference for full-time or part-time plan of study. RN licensure is required prior to beginning the RN-BS program. However, you can enroll in necessary electives or statistics, if needed. Complete and submit this application, per directions.

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.

RN-BS Completion program applications are available in mid-September. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and seats are limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to secure a seat in the program.


Complete Academic Advising

Once you receive your acceptance notification from WSU, including your Degree Audit Report, contact the RN-BS Program to set up an appointment with your academic advisor. This should be done soon after you are accepted to the university. Do so by calling 507.285.7349 or emailing You will be provided with your academic advisor's name and contact information to schedule a time to discuss plan of study and orientation to the program.

Applicants who received Associate degrees in nursing prior to 1985 and graduates of diploma nursing programs should contact the Nursing Department Chair at 507.280.2818.