Accelerate your nursing career:

4+1 BSN-MSN

Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree are in high demand. At CSB/SJU, we offer a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which includes clinical practice, in addition to courses that emphasize leadership and diversity. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take your Minnesota boards and begin a registered nurse role in a specialty area of your choice.

Save time and money, expand your potential

Our 4+1 BSN-MSN allows undergraduate senior nursing students to take graduate courses toward their Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Education for Practice. You’ll not only receive an exceptional undergraduate degree in nursing, you have the option to spend one more year and receive your graduate degree. This saves time and money (approximately $9,000 in tuition savings), while helping you prepare to be a practicing nurse and leader.

4+1 offers:

  • Undergraduate tuition for up to 18 graduate credits
  • A curriculum that integrates the liberal arts and Catholic and Benedictine values, with emphasis on leadership, diversity and evidence-based practice
  • Completion of one year of coursework toward a Master of Science in Nursing—Leadership and Education for Practice
  • Preparedness to lead and succeed in today’s complex and dynamic healthcare landscape.
Requirements:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Open to current nursing students entering their senior year
  • In-house March 1 application deadline
  • We strongly encourage students to consider the time and dedication this program will require. There is no reduction of required clinical hours for the bachelor’s degree or practicum hours for the master’s degree.

Prepare to lead and succeed

Where will a MSN: Leadership and Education for Practice take you? The possibilities are endless, really. You might choose a career in leadership, teaching, research or program development. Or, you may decide to continue your education with a doctorate degree in nursing. Here’s a sampling of roles you can aspire to with a MSN degree.

  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Director
  • Director of Nursing
  • Program Supervisor
  • Nurse Educator or Faculty
  • Public Health and Policy Leader
  • Advanced Research
  • Health Information Manager