Carroll College
1601 N Benton Ave
Helena, MT 59625

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
At Carroll, the faculty is our greatest strength, and nursing students can expect extensive personal attention and guidance from professors in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. A Carroll nursing education translates to an intensive internship in the profession. You will enter the profession prepared to succeed in the real world. Clinical experience begins in the 200-level nursing courses, so you can apply theoretical knowledge early and make sure this is the career for you. Clinical occurs in diverse community settings, varying from Helena’s hospitals to public health, assisted-living, long-term care, home-visits, and psychiatric and school settings. Each nursing course at Carroll provides quality, personalized learning experiences and experienced faculty.

Miles Community College
2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City, MT 59301
(800) 541-9281

Associate of Science in Nursing
The Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and has been designed to prepare graduates who will be eligible to apply for RN Licensure. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to give direct patient-centered, safe, and effective care. They may function in cooperation with other members of the health team in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, and other health agencies.

Montana State University

College of Nursing
P.O. Box 173560
Bozeman, MT 59717-3560
(406) 994-3783

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The undergraduate Baccalaureate Program has had continuous approval by the State Board of Nursing since 1937 and has received continuous national accreditation since 1949. The accreditation process evaluates the College in relation to national standards of excellence in nursing education. The baccalaureate program includes two years of lower-division study that can be completed at any campus and two years of study at an upper-division campus site (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula). Faculty members are assigned to a campus where they live, work and supervise students in a variety of health care agencies. Graduates of the program are recommended for admission to the licensing examination for registered nurses. MSU graduates are highly successful on the NCLEX-RN (State Board) examinations, consistently achieving very high pass rates.

Accelerated BSN
The College of Nursing at Montana State University offers an accelerated BSN degree option for students to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing -- the ABSN. This option is available on two of the college's campuses: Great Falls and Bozeman. It is only for students who already have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing. Prospective students are required to have completed the same pre-requisite courses as the traditional students EXCEPT for WRIT 101, CLS 101, and the art, humanities, and diversity Core 2.0 requirements (see required courses below). Once admitted to the ABSN option, students complete the BSN degree in approximately 15 months, as opposed to 29 months in the traditional program.

Master of Science in Nursing
The Masters of Nursing (MN) graduate degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students are prepared to take certification examinations as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). MN graduate students are educated to be leaders at the bedside with a broad range of opportunities to influence health practices. Rich clinical opportunities exist in Montana for nurses who seek to expand their outreach and grow to the level of an advanced practice nurse as a DNP (specialty focus: FNP or FPMHNP) or MN (CNL). The curriculum is taught by faculty in the College of Nursing, Engineering, and Pharmacy. Advanced nurse practitioners, who are certified and experienced, guide DNP students. Faculty with systems and community foci guide MN (CNL) students. Students choose from over twenty faculty in the college who hold doctorates in nursing to lead their scholarly projects in concert with course work and clinical experiences. The college provides educational preparation plus exciting opportunities to practice in rural and frontier areas of Montana. Nursing faculty are recognized nationally for their expertise in rural cultural values and health beliefs.

Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Board of Regents approved the first doctoral graduate degree program in nursing on September 20, 2012 – first class will be admitted for Fall semester, 2013. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program focuses on educating nurses to the highest standards of the profession to care for people living in Montana and beyond and lead change in health care systems. Two areas of specialty are available for the DNP-degree seeking student at MSU – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP specialty) or Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP).

Montana State University Northern
Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751

Associate of Science in Nursing
Students who have completed the RN (ASN) program successfully are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam. MSU Northern and the Department of Nursing are proud to announce that our students have been very successful in passing the State Boards.

LPNs may apply for advanced standing in ASN nursing courses, thus shortening their program of study by approximately twelve (12) semester credits.

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the degrees of Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). MSU Northern Department of Nursing is approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Our program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Montana Tech
1300 W. Park Street
Butte, MT 59701

Associate of Science in Nursing
We believe in a holistic approach to nursing education, including sensitivity to the physical, psychological, spiritual and sociocultural needs of the individual, family and community. Further, we strive for a continually evolving curriculum that reflects best practice. Montana Tech's Nursing graduates enjoy a 100% placement rate and average starting salaries in the mid-$40,000 range.

Enter the exciting world of health care in a program that offers two degrees in professional nursing—a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion degree and an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree. Students pursuing the BSN degree must first earn the ASN degree and then pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to continue into the BSN curriculum. Students must meet minimum program requirements and complete a formal program application to be accepted into the Bachelor of Science completion degree program.

Salish Kootenai College
PO Box 70
Pablo, MT 59855

Associate of Science in Nursing
Salish Kootenai College Nursing program, established in 1988, leads the nation in graduating Native American Registered Nurses. Individualized education and a supportive learning environment are hallmarks of the Salish Kootenai College Nursing program. Welcome to the Nursing Department at Salish Kootenai College. This program was founded upon the ideal of educating nurses to serve diverse populations in rural settings. Our small class sizes and unique clinical settings prepare our graduates for the challenges of these locations. Our program embraces the Native American culture and prepares our graduates to be able to provide culturally competent care. The faculty and staff of this department are focused on the success of our students. A large amount of resources are directed at supporting our students to be successful in the nursing program and ultimately passing the NCLEX licensing exam that allows them to become licensed Registered Nurses.

We also offer the RN completion program, which enables our students to complete their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). From this point many students continue on to complete graduate degrees in nursing and other fields. I speak for the entire faculty and staff of the Nursing Department when I welcome you to our program. We look forward to the journey as you pursue your Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. We encourage you to become an active part of this program. It may be a difficult journey at times, but the rewards are great.