The Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major is delivered in an accelerated format for students already possessing a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. The Post-Baccalaureate BSN Nursing major is designed as a 50 credit major taken over 15 months that is built on the student’s existing degree. This program is designed for adult learners who are pursuing a career change to nursing. The program starts a new cohort each summer.
|NURS 305||Practicum I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1||1|
|NURS 306||Practicum II: Adult Nursing 1||3|
|NURS 307||Practicum III: Mental Health Nursing 1||1|
|NURS 310||Skills I: Health Assessment & Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1||4|
|NURS 311||Skills II: Adult Nursing 1||2|
|NURS 326||Pharmacology for Nursing 1||3|
|NURS 330||Mental Health Nursing 1||2|
|NURS 350||Adult Nursing I 1||3|
|NURS 351||Adult Nursing II 1||3|
|NURS 405||Nursing Ethics 1||3|
|NURS 422||Pediatric and Maternity Nursing||3|
|NURS 440||Population-Based Nursing 1||3|
|NURS 445||Practicum IV: Pediatric and Maternity Nursing 1||2|
|NURS 446||Practicum V: Population-Based Nursing 1||2|
|NURS 447||Practicum VI: Capstone 1||3|
|NURS 450||Leadership Development 1||3|
|NURS 460||Skills III: Nursing Synthesis 1||3|
|PSYC 335||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Course must be taken for credit at Bethel.
Note: Course fees are subject to change.
Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field from an accredited college or university.
The following are minimum threshold requirements to be considered for admission into the Post-Baccalaureate nursing program. Space is limited, however, and not all qualified applicants are guaranteed admission.
Achieve a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 from your undergraduate degree institution.
Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the required prerequisite courses.
Earn a C or better for all required prerequisite course.
Give evidence of personality, character, and emotional stability consistent with the mission of the nursing department and the role and responsibility of the professional nurse.
An interview or additional materials may be required upon the request of the Admissions Committee.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance. Admission is not guaranteed. See Admission Categories.
Prerequisite courses must be earned at a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. At least 4 of the 6 prerequisite courses must be completed at the time of application. Three of the completed courses must be science courses. Applicants with all prerequisite courses completed at the time of application will be more competitive. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the start of the program.
There is not a requirement for how recently a prerequisite course was completed, however, students will be held accountable for the content. The nursing curriculum builds upon the prerequisite courses and requirements. Applicants may want to consider retaking one or more prerequisite courses, especially the science courses, to refresh knowledge and comprehension.
- Anatomy (4 credits - including a lab)
- General Chemistry (4 credits - including a lab)
- Physiology (4 credits - including a lab)
- Microbiology (4 credits - including a lab)
Health and Psychology Prerequisites:
- Lifespan/Developmental Psychology (2-3 credits)
- Nutrition (3 credits)
Additional Program Requirements
These requirements need to be met before the start of the program.
As is customary in academic health programs, a physical examination by your healthcare provider that demonstrates a level of personal health consistent with safe nursing practice is required.
Provide documentation of current immunizations as required by clinical agencies prior to beginning the program.
Provide documentation of successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant/Nursing Assistant Registered Program prior to beginning the program.
Provide documentation of recent American Heart Association’s BLS Provider certification/recertification, within the 6 months prior to beginning the program.
Provide evidence of current health insurance prior to beginning the program.
Students must furnish their own transportation to and from clinical sites, some of which may not be conveniently reached by public transportation. Courses in the nursing program require students to spend substantial time in off-campus clinical settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and public health agencies.
Complete a background check, including fingerprinting. Minnesota state law requires that healthcare facilities complete background checks on all employees (and students). If an employee (or student) has been convicted of certain crimes, he/she may not be allowed to work in such facilities. All prospective students need to be aware of this law because a student convicted of these crimes may be unable to complete the clinical requirements of the nursing program and, consequently, may not be able to graduate from the program or be eligible to practice as a registered nurse. Any questions should be addressed to:
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Division of Licensing, Background Study
Unit444 Lafayette RoadSaint Paul, MN 55155-3842
The Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Ave. Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414