The Department of Nursing's RN to BS track is an online program designed for the associate degree or the diploma registered nurse (RN) who seeks a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. This program is based on the same philosophy and outcomes as the Traditional Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Tracks. The BS degree includes general education courses and required nursing courses. Academic programs are individualized based on previous educational experience. The program requires 128 credits for graduation, 38 of which are RN to BS program credits. Included in the program are credits earned as prior learning achievement for an unrestricted RN license. Completion of the RN to BS Nursing Track prepares students for graduate school along with eligibility for certification as a public health nurse and school nurse in Minnesota.