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The registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) program enables existing nurses who hold only associate's degrees to pursue a higher level of education without ever having to take time away from work. The RN-to-BSN program incorporates classroom learning and hands-on experience into its curriculum, bridging the gap between the associate’s degree in nursing and the bachelor of science in nursing.

One benefit of pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing degree is the advantage it gives on the job market. All across Minnesota (and the nation), employers are increasingly seeking out registered nurses who have earned bachelor’s degrees. Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued the report “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” which explained that with sophisticated new healthcare technologies and more advanced levels of care, higher levels of education in the nursing field are essential.

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RNs with bachelor of science in nursing degrees are in high demand in Minnesota. The state is home to a number of large healthcare employers including Allina Hospitals and Clinics, DaVita, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

To point you toward some of the programs available in Minnesota, we’ve compiled the below list of the top RN-to-BSN programs in the state.

Twin Cities metro area

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia University, St. Paul
1282 Concordia Avenue | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh Street | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Brooklyn Center
6120 Earle Brown Drive, Suite 100 | Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Roseville
1550 West Highway 36 | Roseville, Minnesota 55113
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Bloomington
4400 West 78th Street, Sixth Floor | Bloomington, Minnesota 55435
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
St. Catherine University - St. Paul
2004 Randolph Avenue | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
3003 Snelling Avenue North | Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN

Other Minnesota cities

Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Drive | Bemidji, Minnesota 56601
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue | Duluth, Minnesota 55811
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Concordia College
901 Eighth Street South | Moorhead, Minnesota 56562
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 Seventh Avenue South | Moorhead, Minnesota 56563
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Minnesota State University, Mankato
South Road & Ellis Avenue | Mankato, Minnesota 56001
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rasmussen College - Mankato
130 Saint Andrews Drive | Mankato, Minnesota 56001
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Saint Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South | Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights | Winona, Minnesota 55987
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street | Marshall, Minnesota 56258
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Winona State University
Eighth & Johnson Streets | Winona, Minnesota 55987
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion