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RN to BSN: Admissions Requirements

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To apply for the online RN to BSN, you need:
  • An associate’s degree in nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 based on a 4.0 system
  • Current/valid, unencumbered MN nursing license. You should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board. If nursing license is from outside of MN or encumbered, please contact your enrollment counselor for additional information.
  • A signed Field Experience and Program Requirements form.
Please submit a typed personal statement you would like your admissions counselor to consider in the application review process. Submit as a PDF document through your application portal or email it as an attachment to your Admissions Counselor. The statement should fall between 400 and 700 words. Statement must include introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements between topics. Do not incorporate any other work requiring citation or referencing. Statement should be reflective of you and original.

Explain, in detail, what has led you to become a nurse.
State your professional nursing practice experience in your current role and discuss your professional goals, including your ideal position.
Share how you feel Concordia University, St. Paul will help you meet your professional goals.
Students enrolling at CSP must have access to a computer that meets Concordia’s technology requirements.

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  • Gain access to a dedicated enrollment counselor who is ready to answer all of your questions.
  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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International Students

If you are an international graduate student, the following steps help ensure that you have a smooth application process. Contact Concordia’s Office of International Student Services with questions or concerns.

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Submit official college transcripts from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree.
Complete an official credit evaluation of degree(s) earned at any non-United States institution. Evaluations must be from approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
Complete a Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University. This form will be emailed with acknowledgement of application.
Submit Proof of English Proficiency.

Transfer Credit

Concordia University, St. Paul’s RN to BSN does not accept transfer credits toward the online program. If you have questions, contact our transfer staff in the Admissions Office at (855) 641-2525 or

When to Apply

Once you know you’d like to pursue an online education with Concordia University, St. Paul, you should request more information and apply as soon as possible. That way, you can gain access to our network of support and ensure that you are on the right track. The next start dates for undergraduate programs are July 6, 2021 and September 7, 2021. The next start date for graduate programs is September 7, 2021. Reach an enrollment counselor today at (855) 641-2525, and apply now.