North Dakota

Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, North Dakota 58601
(701) 483-2507

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Upon completion of the program, the graduate: 1. Provides care independently to stable and unstable individuals, families, communities and populations with complex health needs. 2. Coordinates and leads in the promotion of health and the provision of care as a member of the health care team. 3. Demonstrates mastery of entry level RN competencies: communication, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking. 4. Has met the requirements needed to complete the baccalaureate degree and is prepared to write the NCLEX¬RN licensure examination.

Associate in Applied Science in Practical Nursing
Upon completion of the program, the graduate: 1. Provides care under supervision to stable individuals with well-defined health needs. 2. Participates in health promotion and provides care as a member of the health care team. 3. Demonstrates mastery of entry level PN competencies: communication, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking. 4. Is prepared to write the NCLEX-PN licensure examination.

Jamestown College
6000 College Lane
Jamestown, ND 58405

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Jamestown College offers a bachelor of science degree in nursing, a program that incorporates all the requirements for a nursing major plus liberal arts courses which provide a broad foundation for clinical thinking. As a student nurse at Jamestown College, you will learn and develop professional level skills in the art and science of nursing. As a freshman you may have the opportunity to be admitted to the nursing program and thus be assured you will automatically admitted to the nursing program as a sophomore. Certain high school criteria must be met in order to be eligible for this program.

Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a four-year course of study and provides a broad background of liberal arts, sciences and general education as a minimum foundation for professional nursing. A graduate is prepared as a generalist practitioner in nursing and is qualified to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse. Minot State University’s nursing program provides experiences in meeting human needs holistically along the health-illness continuum.

RN-BSN Online
The Minot State University RN to BSN online nursing program is for the registered nurse (RN) who wishes to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing. A total of 128 credits are needed to complete the BSN degree. These credits meet both Minot State University and the Department of Nursing requirements. The RN to BSN program is available in a flexible and convenient online format, with one designated clinical course. Clinical experiences are arranged to be completed in your local area under the direction of qualified faculty and clinical mentor. Minot State University's RN to BSN online program is available for part time or full time students. Full time enrollment generally allows the RN to complete the curriculum in a minimum of 15 - 18 months. The time needed to complete the program is determined by how much of the required course work is completed at the time of admission. The RN to BSN online program builds upon prior learning and experiences. Each course is designed to provide the RN with advanced knowledge in nursing concepts and principles. This new knowledge is directly related to the professional nurse's roles and responsibilities regarding individuals, families, groups, and the community.

North Dakota State College of Science
800 6th St N
Wahpeton, ND 58076
1305 19th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

This program is available to licensed practical nurses who wish to continue their nursing education and become a Registered Nurse. Graduates have an excellent opportunity for immediate employment and/or transfer to a baccalaureate or masters program for nursing.

Practical Nursing
This program is available to high school graduates or transfer students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. The curriculum is four semesters and awards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing. Graduates have excellent opportunity for immediate entry into the health profession and/or transfer to an associate or bachelor’s program for nursing.

Sanford College of Nursing
Sanford Health
300 N. Seventh St
Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 323-6000

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Sanford College of Nursing offers an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN). The College of Nursing offers an evidence/theory-based curriculum which correlates with current nursing knowledge and technology and prepares the practitioner for professional nursing practice in the 21st century. The prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university to satisfy one portion of the requirement for admission to the College of Nursing. The North Dakota Board of Nursing approved the College of Nursing for operation in 1988. This approval of the College assures the graduates that they have met the academic requirements for writing the National Council of State Boards of Nursing examination (NCLEX®), successful completion of which can lead to licensure for the practice of professional nursing in the state of North Dakota. States differ in their requirements for licensure. The graduate must be responsible for meeting those requirements.

United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 255-3285

Practical Nursing
The Practical Nursing (PN) department offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Practical Nursing (AASPN). Students who enter the program in the fall semester can usually complete this program in four semesters with a summer session between semesters two and three. The first year includes introductory nursing courses, with classroom theory and skill labs. The second year students accompany nursing faculty into a variety of clinical settings as they learn about nursing care provided to adults and children in the classroom. Upon completion of the program, graduates apply to take the national licensure exam. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home health, mental and community settings under the direction of registered nurses and physicians. Nursing faculty have master’s degrees in nursing. The UTTC AASPN Program is accredited nationally by The National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC), and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON).

University of Mary
7500 University Drive
Bismarck ND 58504
(701) 355-8030

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Division of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in nursing. The curriculum prepares the graduate to: (1) practice professional nursing in a variety of environmental and cultural settings, (2) become leaders in health care, and (3) pursue graduate study in nursing. The division traces its beginnings to the St. Alexius Hospital School of Nursing founded in 1915. The sponsoring body, the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, recognized the necessity of baccalaureate education and began Mary College; a major in nursing was among its initial programs. The first nursing students received a baccalaureate degree from the college and graduated in 1964. In 1986 the graduate program was initiated and the name, Mary College, changed to the University of Mary. Continuing the Benedictine tradition which formed its beginnings, the division offers a program holistic in nature and characterized by Benedictine values. These values are manifested in the community-focused nursing curriculum with a health promotion, health support, and health restoration framework. With this preparation, the nurse can continue to learn both through experience and further academic study and meet the demands of the role of the nurse in contemporary society.

The completion pathway is designed for persons who have formal nursing knowledge and skills and are licensed either as an LPN or RN. LPNs and RNs may choose to take courses in either the traditional or a completion pathway. The Completion Pathway for LPNs combines distance learning with limited on-site instruction. The RN Completion Pathway combines distance learning with accelerated coursework. A description of this option is available upon request.

Master of Science in Nursing Programs
The demand for nursing leaders prepared to meet the challenges of providing health care today is well established. At the University of Mary, graduate students have opportunities for varied learning experiences designed to develop expertise in advanced nursing practice, education and management. The curriculum is intended to provide learning opportunities in high-quality clinical services, cutting edge education pedagogy, and magnet status nursing institutions. The University of Mary nursing graduate demonstrates the University Mission to prepare servant leaders. We believe that students desiring to be leaders who are competent, autonomous practitioners, and ethical decision makers are best served by faculty who facilitate reflective thinking and critical inquiry vetted in information that is complimentary of current environmental contexts. The University of Mary offers four program of study options for the MSN degree: BSN to MSN; Nurse Administrator, Diploma/ADN to MSN: Nurse Administrator, MSN: Nurse Educator, and, MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner. The MSN/MBA-Healthcare Administration is available as a dual-degree.