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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is associated with high-quality patient care, positive outcomes, and saving lives. As a graduate, you will be prepared to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse and work in a variety of healthcare settings. For program mission and graduate outcomes, visit

Role of the RN with a BSN
Registered nurses (RNs) are caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. RNs are able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. As an RN with a BSN degree you will be sought after by employers and you will be able to fulfill professional roles in nursing science, research, leadership, and nursing informatics.

Career outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses earn a median pay of $81,220 per year. 

Offered: On campus
Online for the RN to BSN Completion Program

Be inspired . . . earn your nursing degree

Get involved
The department has an active Nursing Student Association (NSA) open to any student declaring nursing as their major. NSA provides you with leadership skill development, educational opportunities, and community service opportunities.
Exceptional faculty
Our faculty members are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community. They are dedicated to delivering the best possible education and the personal attention you need to succeed.

Learn with us
As a nursing student, you will:

  • Receive instruction from highly qualified faculty.
  • Participate in over 1,000 hours of hands on clinical experiences and simulation utilizing
    advanced technology.
  • Graduate with a broad background in the arts and sciences.
  • Opportunities to apply for multiple nursing scholarships (
  • Receive a quality education at an affordable cost with no out of state increase in tuition.

Guaranteed Admission
If you meet the following eligibility criteria, you may be guaranteed admission to the nursing program at Minot State.

  1. Current senior in high school, graduating from a North Dakota high school.
  2. Accepted to MSU and declared nursing as a major.
  3. ACT score 24 or higher OR cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  4. Submitted guaranteed admission application between March 1 and May 1.
  5. For application, progression criteria and more information visit

RN to BSN Completion Program
Minot State also offers an online BSN degree for registered nurses.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Minot State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The BSN program at Minot State is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Minot State programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. If you are seeking a professional license in a state other than North Dakota, learn more about program disclosures and licensure requirements at

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