- Adult-Gerontology NP
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Currently not accepting new applications.
The "Baccalaureate Accelerated Curriculum" (BAC-2) is open only to students who already have a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than nursing. The accelerated nursing curriculum is offered in four academic terms beginning each January. The courses offered and number of credits earned are identical to the curriculum that traditional students complete. Courses are offered as hybrids through the Division of Distance Education; however students are required to attend on campus. The majority of clinical experiences are in the Grand Forks area with a required immersion opportunity for the public health/mental health nursing courses. The final semester practicum clinical may be completely locally or at an established clinical agency outside of the region.
The baccalaureate program of the University of North Dakota College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines provides a sound background of liberal education, preparation in all basic areas of clinical nursing practice, and a solid foundation for graduate education. The graduate receives the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and is eligible to take national board examinations (NCLEX) for registered nurse licensure (RN). UND Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing. Since the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines strives to reflect current trends in the nursing profession, there may be on-going changes in the curriculum.
The procedure for application to the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines is based upon policies established by the College and in accordance with University regulations. The University maintains a policy of non-discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, political belief or affiliation, or membership or non-membership in any organization, in its services to the public, educational programs, financial aid, University-approved housing and food services, benefits and compensation, access to facilities, extracurricular activities and employment of faculty, staff and students. This policy is particularly applicable in the admission of students in all colleges, and in their academic pursuits.
Dates and Deadlines
- Spring - Complete application to UND
- June 15 - Application Deadline - In order to be considered for admission the following must be received by the deadline: Completed Baccalaureate Accelerated Curriculum application, Verification of Admission to UND; Verification of completion of at least 5 out of 8 pre-requisite courses; Personal statement; Two references submitted by the recommender.
- Mid July - Face-to-face interviews
- August 15 - Admission decision made for applicants with completed applications by June 15
Application Criteria For Consideration for Admission to Nursing
- Admission to the University of North Dakota. Current transcripts submitted to UND from all other universities or colleges attended must be submitted with the application.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. (Must be completed by August 30)
- Completed application for admission to the Baccalaureate Accelerated Curriculum, College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines including:
- Submission of a Personal Statement addressing:"What motivates you to pursue a career in nursing?"What skills/abilities/life experiences will help you be successful?"This statement should be one to two pages, typed, and double-spaced and can be submitted with the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Baccalaureate Accelerated Curriculum application form.
- Submission of two references by the recommender.
- Signature on functional abilities release statement (included on application).
- A minimum overall and UND grade point average of 3.00 preferred.
- Documented completion of at least five of the following courses or equivalents and their pre-requisites with a letter grade of a C by the application deadline. All pre-requisite courses must be completed and documented prior to beginning classes in January.
- Microbiology 202/202L or 302/302L
- Chemistry 116/Lab Organic Biochemistry (or Chem122/Lab & Biology 150, 151 & Labs)
- Anatomy 204 (Human Anatomy) and 204 lab
- Physiology 301
- Developmental Psychology
- Nutrition 240
- Pharmacology 315
- Successful face-to-face interview. Qualification to interview will be based on the Personal Statement, cumulative GPA, and references.
*Preference may be given in the admission process to students with more pre-requisite courses completed by application deadline.
Online application will be available April 1, 2016 for spring 2017 admission.
Admission Acceptance Criteria
Upon notice of admission to the Nursing Program, students must complete the following by October Failure to do so by deadline will result in loss of nursing placement.
- Sign and return Acceptance Form.
- Submit non-refundable $75.00 deposit on program fee.
- Complete designated Background Check with a successful outcome.
In addition, students must submit documentation of the following verifications to the approved vendor prior to beginning classes in January
- Current medical/hospitalization Insurance or Certification of Assumption of full responsibility for any health treatment costs incurred.
- Proof of immunity to chicken pox (varicella).
- Proof of immunity to measles (rubeola), mumps & rubella (2 MMR immunizations).
- Two negative TB tests (Mantoux) with the last test current for the entire semester of admission; thereafter, students must submit an annual TB test.
- Hepatitis B vaccine series of 3 injections or a positive anti-hbs titre is required.
- Current CPR certification by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association to include adult, infant and child and one- and two-person CPR. Certification must be renewed annually throughout the nursing program.
- Once admitted on annual background check is requested.
NOTE: Students will be automatically assigned to the catalog active at the time of admission to the Nursing program unless they request otherwise.
Approximately 16 students will be admitted for each January class. Applicants will be notified by mail of admission or denial of admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines by August 25. This letter will contain specific instructions for those who have been admitted and for those who have not been admitted. Applicants who are not granted admission are eligible to reapply. Admission to the Baccalaureate Accelerated curriculum will take place only once per year.
Essential Studies Requirements
All students are required to meet UND's Essential Studies requirements. Students should connect with their Office of Student Services advisor to discuss how previous coursework meets Essential Studies requirements
Undergraduate students must possess the functional ability to perform in several categories such as:
- gross motor skills
- fine motor skills
- physical endurance
- physical strength
- arithmetic competence
- emotional stability
- analytical thinking
- critical thinking skills
- interpersonal skills
- and communications skills
It is recognized, however, that degrees of ability vary widely among individuals. The Functional Ability form, or common activities/tasks required in the nursing profession for undergraduate nursing students, may be found by clicking on the link below or is available upon request.
Individuals with questions about abilities should contact the Office of Student Services.