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B.S. in Nursing - Metropolitan State University

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Program Information

Granted by Metropolitan State University, the registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus.  

Metropolitan State University has offered the RN-BSN program for over 30 years and has a reputation of offering high quality, affordable, flexible education for working adults. While building on your associate degree in nursing you will learn to be a leader in health care delivery. The RN-BSN program incorporates holistic integrative care to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.

The BSN enhances your career by preparing you for:

  • A competitive work environment;
  • Career opportunities in public health nursing, school nursing, leadership, administration, and teaching;
  • Continuing education that is necessary for careers in advanced nursing roles such as nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife and nurse practitioner.
  • Faculty and advisors have expertise in working with adult learners and the program is designed to meet the needs of the working nurse:

    • Nursing courses follow a set part-time progression of five semesters, including summers (32 credits);
    • Students request placement in a cohort where they progress with the same group from the beginning to the end of the program.  Once accepted into a cohort, students are guaranteed seats in every class for all five semesters;
    • To assist with planning busy schedules, classes are generally scheduled on Mondays (during day time hours) on the Coon Rapids campus with a few exceptions:
      • The 3rd-semester health assessment course meets on Mondays on the Metropolitan State St. Paul campus. Students do not need to repeat this course if they have taken an equivalent course;
      • The 4th-semester community health clinical meets on various days of the week and is not limited to day time hours. Clinical sites are in a variety of St Paul locations and are designed to carry out the university mission of community service.
      • Some courses meet every other week or are primarily or totally online;
    • Curriculum is based solidly on holistic principles and theory.
  • For more information including admission criteria, please visit the Metropolitan State University RN-BSN website.

    • Public Health Nursing
    • School Nursing
    • Leadership Nursing
    • Nursing Administration
    • Teaching Nursing 

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