Applying to MSUM’s Online RN to BSN Program

How to Apply for the Online RN to BSN Program at MSUM:


Admission Criteria:

  • Admission to Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.75
  • Two professional references
  • Essay as directed on the RN to BSN application
  • Active RN license or scheduled to take NCLEX
  • Provisional acceptance will be granted to qualified students who are waiting to take the NCLEX Exam or receive results

Admission Deadlines:

  • Fall semester: March 15th
  • Spring semester: October 15th

Application Procedure:

Post-Admission Requirements:

  • Copy of current RN license
  • Copy of current CPR card (healthcare provider or professional level)
  • Copy of yearly Mantoux shot record, Mantoux Gold, or chest X-ray
  • Evidence of Hepatitis B immunization
  • Evidence of Tetanus immunization
  • Evidence of Varicella immunization, titer, or disease (must come from medical provider)
  • Evidence of Influenza immunization (during influenza season)
  • Evidence of MN background check (you will receive an e-mail from the SNHL on how to do this)
  • Evidence of a federal background check (you will receive an e-mail from the SNHL on how to do this)

RN to BSN Orientation:

  • Orientation to the online RN to BSN (RNB) program is mandatory for all newly admitted students. This one-time event takes places on campus in Moorhead and at a community college in the Twin Cities (you choose where to attend) prior to or on the first day of the semester you begin the RNB program.
  • This orientation is very important, especially for those new to web-based learning. The MSUM nursing program is discussed in detail, students learn how to navigate the library from home and register, and students are introduced to the instructional management system, Desire to Learn, or D2L.

RN to BSN Curriculum:

  • NURS 301 – Transitions (4 credits)
  • NURS 303L – Family Nursing (4 credits)
  • NURS 370 – Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (4 credits)
  • NURS 348 – Public Health Nursing (4 credits)
  • NURS 450 – Applied Pathophysiology (4 credits)
  • NURS 420L – Gerontological Nursing to Promote Successful Aging (3 credits)
  • NURS 342 – Nursing Care of Diverse Populations (2 credits)
  • NURS 472 – Nursing Leadership and Professional Development (3 credits)
  • NURS 473 – Professional Pathways (3 credits)

Total credits: 31


For an informational tutorial concerning RN to BSN FAQs, visit the following link ~



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One thought on “Applying to MSUM’s Online RN to BSN Program

  1. msumsnhl September 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM Reply

    Reblogged this on msumsnhl and commented:

    Deadline coming up October 15th. Get your applications started and in today!

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