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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 essay you would like your admissions counselor to consider in the application review process. Minimum of 500 words suggested. Submit as a PDF document through your application portal or email it as an attachment to your Admissions Counselor.

CSP Essay Topic Options (select one):

  • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  • The lessons we take from the obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one that responds to a different prompt or one of your own design.
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 are in October 26, 2020 for undergraduate programs, and January 11, 2021 for graduate programs. Reach an enrollment counselor today at (855) 641-2525, and apply now.