Online RN to BSN Admission Requirements

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The following requirements must be met to apply for Morningside's online RN to BSN program:

  • Associate degree
  • Active RN license (upon admission) – recent associate degree graduates may apply while waiting to take the NCLEX licensure exam
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Earn a grade of "C" or better in required courses for the major
  • Active BLS certification for healthcare providers
  • Completion of background check
  • Compliance with required immunizations upon admission

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Transcript Submission Requirements

We require official transcripts for admission to the Online RN to BSN Program. We accept electronic transcripts from either (a) an institution or (b) an established provider. This includes Script Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Docufide, SENDedu, etc.

Designated officials from institutions (i.e., Registrar) or third-party vendors can e-mail electronic transcripts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail print copies of official transcripts to:

Morningside University Admissions Office
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
Fax: 712-274-5430