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Overview

Begin your nursing journey

The MSU College of Nursing offers a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) program that provides a broad professional preparation, integrating biological, physical and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities. In addition, we offer a study abroad opportunity to England each year, as well as many other ways to enhance your educational journey.

Graduates qualify to take the NCLEX-RN, the licensure examination for eligibility to become a registered nurse. Current reports indicate that MSU BSN graduates who took the NCLEX–RN examination in 2018 had a combined first-time pass rate of 93 percent.

We offer three routes to getting your BSN:

Traditional BSN

For first-degree undergraduate students.

This full-time, six-semester option is designed for students who have completed a minimum of 28 credits and required prerequisite courses. 

Accelerated second degree BSN

For students already holding a bachelor's degree or higher in another field.

Those who have already earned a bachelor's degree or higher in another field are eligible to earn a bachelor of science in nursing on an accelerated timetable in this full-time, 15-month option.

BSN for registered nurses (RN-BSN)

For registered nurses holding an associate's degree or diploma in nursing and currently holding an unrestricted RN license.

This web-based option offers flexibility for registered nurses who seek to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. The program includes clinical practice in community health and leadership at sites convenient to students.