Minnesota Bachelor Degree in Nursing

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Minnesota BSN Programs - The Basics of a BSN

For years, one of the most reliable occupations as far as job security and competitive salaries has been professional nursing. That status is not expected to change over the coming years, with an estimated 2.8 million nurses expected to be needed by the year 2020. The long-standing shortage of nurses in the American health field isn't expected to change, either, making a nursing career a great way to secure your future. BSN programs in Minnesota provide opportunities to excel as a nursing professional and earn a great salary while providing personal care to patients who are in need of it.

The requirements to enroll in BSN programs in Minnesota vary from school to school, but common prerequisites are completion of basic chemistry, biology, nutrition, and anatomy classes. GPA requirements may vary as well, but a 2.8 average is usually a minimum. If you meet these requirements, you should be able to enroll in a BSN program without any trouble. Numerous financial aid options are available for students to apply for, and a bit of simple research will help you uncover numerous options designed to assist you in paying for your education. In most cases you will be able to find help to pay for some or all of the costs.

BSN programs in Minnesota are four years in length. The first year is spent focusing on general education classes and a variety of prerequisite nursing classes. With these under your belt, the next three years are usually devoted to a specifically sequenced series of classes designed to teach you all that you need to know about professional nursing. You'll learn the basic skills of nursing such as sample collection and filling out patient record and data sheets. And the BSN program prepares you to be a leader in your field, readying you for administrative positions or a job as a head nurse. Theoretical principals are taught in addition to technical skills.

It's also possible to complete the different prerequisite courses elsewhere and transfer your credits to a different school when you are ready to focus on your BSN. A quick check will tell you which schools and courses are transferable into BSN programs in Minnesota. With a BSN in hand, you will be qualified for work in a variety of different places including hospitals, private practices, clinics, long-term care facilities, a hospice company, and many other health care related businesses. A BSN is more respected than an ADN, and will likely help you earn a better salary and better promotions. At the very least, it will help you excel as a nurse.


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Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2270
Fax: (612) 617-2190

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Other Schools with BSN Programs in Minnesota

College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
Presentation College
115 S. Park St. Suite 117
Fairmont, MN 56031
Minnesota State University
228 Wiecking Ctr
Mankato, MN 56001
College of St. Catherine
601 25th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
University of Minnesota
80 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Concordia College Nursing Program
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
1104 7th Ave South
Moorhead, MN 56563
Gustavus Adolphus / St Olaf
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057
Minnesota School of Business Globe College
1401 West 76th St.
Richfield, MN 55423
Crown College
8700 College View Drive
St Bonifacius, MN 55375
St Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St Cloud, MN 56301
College of St Benedict / St John's
37 South College Avenue
St Joseph, MN 56374
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St Paul, MN 55112
College of St Catherine
2004 Randolph Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
Winona State University
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987

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