Which North Dakota Schools Have Nursing Programs?

Learn about nursing schools in North Dakota. See degree and specialization options, program requirements and courses, and get career and salary info for the region. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Whether you're aspiring to become a nurse or you're a registered nurse already, there are a variety of programs in North Dakota to help advance your career.

What You Need to Know

There are several 2- and 4-year public colleges and universities in North Dakota that offer undergraduate and graduate nursing programs; you can expect to complete classes and clinical training at all levels of study. Aspiring nurses can apply to 2-year associate's degree programs that prepare students for the registered nurse licensing exam. Applicants who are already licensed practical nurses may be admitted with advanced standing and finish in one year.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree students are generally admitted as pre-nursing students; satisfactory grades on general education courses taken freshman year are required for admission to the major. Incoming students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field may have an accelerated option. Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree who are interested in career advancement can apply to Master of Science in Nursing programs that usually take about two years to complete. Areas of specialization include nurse educator, nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner and more. You may be required to produce a thesis. One program offers online classes. Read on to see if any of these programs are right for you.

Nursing Associate's Degree Programs in North Dakota

Bismarck State College

The associate's degree in nursing (ADN) program at Bismarck State College is split into a first year of practical nursing coursework, after which you are eligible to seek licensure as a practical nurse, followed by a second year of RN coursework. If you are a licensed practical nurse (LPN) already, you can begin with the second year coursework. Both years include supervised clinical experience.

  • Program Name: Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition: $3,604 for in-state students, $8,383 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of the practical nursing certificate or active practical nurse license (indicating LPN status)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 4,000 students (all undergraduate)

Lake Region State College

The ADN program at Lake Region State College is a 3-step process, beginning with a 2-week nurse assistant course. Then you'll take 3 semesters of courses and clinical practicum sessions in the practical nurse program before beginning your final 2 semesters of associate degree nurse courses.

  • Program Name: Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition: $4,138 (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of nurse assistant and practical nurse programs
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 2,000 students (all undergraduate)

Nursing Bachelor's Degree Programs in North Dakota

North Dakota State University

In your first year at North Dakota State University, you will be considered a pre-nursing student, and you will complete some of the university's general education requirements. You can then apply to be admitted to the nursing program where you'll study biology and nursing fundamentals as well as participate in a clinical practicum.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition: $8,098 for in-state students, $19,392 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of pre-nursing general education courses
  • Requirements: Physical ability to move, lift and support patients
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 12,100 undergraduate and 2,600 graduate students

University of North Dakota

The BSN degree program at the University of North Dakota (UND) is completed after your first year of general education coursework as a pre-nursing student. The clinical practicum, completed in the second half of your program, spans 6 weeks. The school also offers an accelerated BSN program for students who already have a bachelor's degree in a major other than nursing.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition: $7,965 for in-state students, $18,899 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of pre-nursing general education courses
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 11,500 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students

Nursing Master's Degree Programs in North Dakota

North Dakota State University

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at North Dakota State University is for registered RNs wishing to enter the advanced practice nursing role of nurse educator. The program includes coursework in assessment, teaching and curriculum design. You will also participate in a practicum and complete an original thesis or similar comprehensive project.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Specialization: Nurse educator
  • Program Length: 31-34 credits
  • Tuition: $6,352 for in-state students, $15,436 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in nursing, active RN license
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 12,100 undergraduate and 2,600 graduate students

University of North Dakota

UND offers a number of advanced practice nursing degrees, which all take about 2 years to complete but vary in structure. In addition to education and licensing requirements, in order to be admitted to the gerontological nursing, psychiatric and mental health nursing, family nurse practitioner and advanced public health nurse tracks, you must also complete a successful interview. These master's degrees are mostly online classes with a few required campus visits.

  • Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
  • Specializations: Nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric and mental health nursing, advanced public health nurse, gerontological nursing, nurse education
  • Program Length: about 2 years (specialties vary in credit requirements)
  • Tuition: $8,461 for in-state students, $20,224 for out-of-state students (tuition and fees for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in nursing, active RN license
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 11,500 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students

In summary, with its variety of associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs, North Dakota is an excellent place to earn your nursing degree.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

  • 1. Degree Options:
The schools in the listing below are not free and may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Popular Schools

  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Grand Canyon University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Maryville University

    Maryville University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Maryville University:

    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Purdue University Global

    Purdue University Global responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Purdue University Global:

    • Doctoral
    • Master
      • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Independence University

    Independence University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Independence University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Herzing University

    Herzing University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Herzing University:

    Online Programs Available

  • The George Washington University

    The George Washington University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at The George Washington University:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Capella University

    Capella University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Capella University:

    • Doctoral
    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Penn Foster High School

    Penn Foster High School responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Penn Foster High School:

    Online Programs Available

  • Colorado Technical University

    Colorado Technical University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Colorado Technical University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Fortis College

    Fortis College responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Fortis College:

    • Associate Programs
    • Certificates

    Campus-Based Programs Available:

    View All Locations
    • Arizona: Phoenix
    • Florida: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie
    • Indiana: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis
    • Ohio: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls
    • Pennsylvania: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls, Scranton
    • South Carolina: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls, Scranton, Columbia
    • Tennessee: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls, Scranton, Columbia, Nashville
    • Utah: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls, Scranton, Columbia, Nashville, Salt Lake City
    • Virginia: Phoenix, Cutler Bay, Orange Park, Port St Lucie, Indianapolis, Centerville, Cuyahoga Falls, Scranton, Columbia, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Norfolk
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. Next »