North Dakota State University
1340 Administration Ave.
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Doctor's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
If you are a Registered Nurse with a diploma or an Associate Degree in Nursing and want to complete a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, we invite you to explore the North Dakota State University (NDSU) nursing program. We offer a curricular pathway tailored for the working RN.
NDSU nursing program provides an opportunity for nurses to earn a bachelor's degree primarily on-line. The sequence of nursing courses is six semesters (including summers) in length. The program requires time on campus during the summer sessions. Some general education courses must be completed prior to admission, other general education courses can be taken concurrently with the nursing courses. Some general education courses may not be available online.
BSN Program Details
The pre-nursing program (first two semesters) is open to all high school graduates who wish to pursue a major in nursing. To enter the pre-nursing program, students must be admitted to the University. The nursing major (professional program) begins the fall semester of the sophomore year.
To apply to the professional program, an application must be submitted by MAY 20 to the Department of Nursing, Sudro Hall 136. Enrollment in the nursing major is limited. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in college course work is required for evaluation for admission. Actual GPAs of admitted students are generally higher.
Admission is competitive and based on all of the following: 1) GPA in prerequisite courses (see sample curriculum), 2) completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better, 3) eligibility for sophomore or higher standing, 4) personal references, 5) a personal interview or essay if requested, 6) number of credits (up to 27) taken in the North Dakota University System (NDUS), and 7) evidence of: a) outstanding leadership, b)exceptional community service, c) membership in a group under represented in nursing