- 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
What is Cooperative Education?
Cooperative Education / Academic Nursing Internship at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is an education concept that enables students to integrate classroom and laboratory learning with practical, professional experience in a health care agency.
It is based on the philosophy that learning extends beyond the classroom and that the combination of classroom learning and practical experience is a superior method of education.
Students are paid employees of a North Dakota health care agency while they earn elective credit for this clinical experience. Students have the opportunity to perform skills learned in prior and concurrent nursing courses while under the guidance of agency staff. Each clinical learning/working experience is individualized according to the student’s prior academic and work experience as well as the needs of the employing agency.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to participate in Cooperative Education, you must:
- be admitted and enrolled in the Department of Nursing
- have satisfactorily completed N300, N304, N310 and N313
- have a GPA of at least 2.75
- be in good academic standing
How many credits is the cooperative education course?
Students may elect to register for either 1 or 2 credits.
1 credit equates to 120 – 300 work hours per semester (8 – 20 hours per week)
2 credits equates to 301 – 600 work hours per semester (21 – 40 hours per week)
How does Cooperative Education fit into my schedule?
There are two types of cooperative education experiences:
Academic Nursing Internship: Student works part-time (often weekends) while attending regular classes during the fall or spring semester.
Summer Co-op: Student is enrolled in a Co-op work experience rather than classes during the summer.