- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- 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
Effective Fall 2017
The College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program admits approximately 56 students to start nursing classes each fall and spring semester. All required nursing courses are offered every fall and spring. The nursing program admits students who meet criteria for standard admission and direct admission.
Important Deadlines and Dates
Applications for fall admission and all current transcripts due.
Petitions pertaining to fall admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program must be submitted.
Applications for Spring admission.
Final transcripts due for any summer coursework for spring applicants and fall admits to Nursing.
Petitions pertaining to spring admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program must be submitted.
Standard Admission Application Criteria
Prior to applying to the program, the following must be completed:
- Admission to the University of North Dakota.
- All transcripts from other universities or colleges must be submitted to the University of North Dakota.
- A minimum score of “Proficient” on Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- A minimum cumulative and UND GPA of 2.75
- Documented completion of the following courses or equivalents and their prerequisites with a letter grade of C or better by designated application deadline:
- ENGL 110
- ENGL 130
- PSYC 111
- SOC 110 or SOC 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 115/Lab and CHEM 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- ANAT 204/Lab
- PPT 301
- Mbio 202/Lab
- N&D 240
- MATH 103
- PSYC 250 or PSYC 270 (both required before starting nursing classes).
Core courses used in admission calculation:
- ENGL 130
- SOC 110 or 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- ANAT 204/Lab
- PPT 301
- Mbio 202/Lab
Core nursing prerequisite coursework may be repeated or withdrawn from a maximum of one time per course.
Prior to beginning nursing courses, the following criteria must be met. Failure to do so by deadline will result in loss of nursing placement.
- Completion of the following coursework with a grade of “C” or better :
- PPT 315—Human Pharmacology
- Psyc 270—Abnormal Psychology and Psyc 250—Developmental Psychology
- All Essential Studies
- Sign and return Admission Acceptance Form.
- Submit non-refundable $75.00 deposit on program fee.
- Completion of required verifications
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam results, math placement results, and English Composition waivers will be accepted according to current university policy. Students may petition to establish credit through special examinations according to University policy.
Students transferring to the UND Nursing program from other accredited institutions must fulfill the same minimum prerequisite requirements as current UND students. The first requirement for admission to the Nursing program is admission to UND. During that admission process student's transfer work will be evaluated. Equivalency of courses from other campuses should be verified by contacting the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Office of Student Services as early as possible. All qualified students are considered on merit.
Students transferring from another nursing program must meet standard admission criteria. Programs from which students transfer must be accredited. A letter of good standing from the nursing program must be provided with application.
Complete on-line application for admission to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines nursing program.
All requirements must be successfully completed in order for the application to be considered for admission. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission to the nursing program of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. The number of applicants typically exceeds the available spaces, therefore students cannot be guaranteed admission to the nursing major.
Application to the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program does NOT constitute application to the University of North Dakota. If not already admitted to the University, students may apply online.
Students will be notified by mail of admission or denial of admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program by March 31 for fall applicants and October 31 for spring applicants. This letter will contain specific instructions for those who have been admitted. Applicants who are not granted admission are eligible to reapply.
NOTE: Students will be automatically assigned to the catalog active at the time of admission to the Nursing program unless they request otherwise.
For information about admission to nursing courses in Spring 2017 or earlier, click here
Direct Admission Application Criteria
Direct admission is a criterion-based early admission program for pre-nursing students who have exemplary academic performance during high school. Direct admission will be limited to the top 20 qualified candidates. Direct admissions will occur once per academic year. Students who are not selected for direct admission must apply for admission to the traditional BSN program through the standard admission process.
- Admission while high school senior to the University of North Dakota as a full-time freshman student.
- Declared intent to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing on UND admission application.
- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Composite ACT score of at least 27 or a combined SAT score of at least 1210 in the previous 2 years.
- Preference will be given to those students graduating from a ND high school.
- No transfer students will be admitted through direct admission.
- Direct Admission will be limited to the 20 students with the highest combined high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores and state of high school graduation. In the event of a tie, admission will be determined by random selection.
- Students will be notified of direct admission status during spring of senior year of high school.
Progression Criteria for Direct Admission Students
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in all UND undergraduate coursework until admission to the nursing program.
- Minimum grade of B or higher in all core courses.
- Engl 130—Composition II
- Soc 110—Intro Sociology or Soc 115—Social Problems or Anth 171—Intro Cultural Anthropology
- Chemistry 116/Lab—Intro Organic and Biochemistry (or Chemistry 122/Lab & Biology 150, 151/Labs)
- Anatomy 204/Lab—Human Anatomy
- PPT 301—Human Physiology
- Mbio 202/Lab--Microbiology
- Obtain a C or higher in all other prerequisite nursing coursework.
- No withdrawals or repeats will be allowed in any nursing prerequisite coursework.
- Application submission to the Traditional On-Campus BSN program.
- Students with direct admit status who fail to meet progression criteria may apply through standard admission process.
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Information
Click on the link for more information about the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Upcoming TEAS Testing Dates
Room 110 Computer Lab, first floor (Enter using south door; facing University Avenue
Saturday Oct. 28, 2017 8 – 12 noon
Saturday Nov. 18, 2017 8 – 12 noon
Wed. Nov. 1 4 – 8 PM
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
- 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.
Complete online application for admission to the On-Campus BSN track of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.
For information about nursing curriculum for Spring 2017 or earlier, click here