- 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
Enrollment in the RN/BSN Option is available for part-time or full-time students. Full-time enrollment allows the RN to complete the upper division curriculum in a minimum of one year. Part-time enrollment allows the student complete the upper division curriculum in a minimum of 2 years. Due to the planned sequence of the classes within the program, once a student has accepted admission as a part time student, they will be unable to change to full time status at a later date. Students who choose the full-time option may later file a petition to be considered for a change to a part-time status.
The College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines RN/BSN Option builds upon prior learning and experience. Each course in the nursing major is designed to provide the RN with advanced knowledge in concepts, theories and principles related to nursing roles, care of individuals, families and the community, focusing upon and directed toward promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. The curriculum objectives focus on the nursing process as the methodology for providing comprehensive nursing care in a variety of settings. In addition, the curriculum is directed toward goals which promote, maintain and restore health at all stages of human development, promoting client advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary health teams in the delivery of health care.
Important Deadlines and Dates
July 1: Applications for FALL ADMISSION and petitions pertaining to FALL ADMISSION to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines RN to BSN track must be submitted.
Application Criteria For Consideration For Admission To Nursing
Application to the UND Nursing program is a procedure separate from application to the University of North Dakota. The UND admission application may be completed online at www.go.UND.edu or by paper application available from UND Admissions.
- Students should first apply to UND. All official transcripts must be sent to the UND Undergraduate Admissions Office, Gorecki Alumni Center, 3501 University Avenue, Stop 8357, Grand Forks, ND 58202. To inquire about the status of your application for admission to UND, call 701-777-3000.
- Once accepted to UND, students will be assigned an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services at the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. The advisor will help them determine when they are ready to apply to the College of Nursing. Students admitted to the RN-BSN Option may begin nursing courses in the fall semester.
- The deadline for application to the RN/BSN Option is July 1. Applications should not be submitted until admission to UND is complete and all prerequisite course requirements are completed. Selection is based on criteria established by the College, and applicants are notified of their admission status in late July.
Minimum Requirements for Consideration for Admission to the RN to BSN Option:
- An associate degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or a diploma in nursing.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale on all previous academic work and on any UND coursework completed.
- Current, unencumbered US RN license. (Please submit evidence of licensure)
- Approved Associate Degree transfer nursing credits. Graduates of diploma programs will have all transferred nursing credits held in escrow until the student has successfully completed six credits in nursing at UND, including the Nursing in Transition course (N350). Credits by exam from other institutions are not accepted.
- Admission to the University of North Dakota.
- Completion of prerequisite course work, which includes the following UND courses or equivalents with grade "C" or better.
- English Composition I
- English Composition II or Technical and Business Writing
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology or Social Problems
- Developmental Psychology
- Anatomy and Anatomy Lab
- Microbiology (equivalent to UND's Mbio 202/202L)
- Fundamentals of Nutrition
- Statistics course
- Pharmacology (equivalent to UND's PPT 315)
- Submission of all data requested on the UND Nursing RN/BSN Option application.
All students admitted to undergraduate nursing program are required to provide documentation of current immunizations/verifications and health insurance to the CNPD approved vendor prior to beginning the nursing program. Annual or periodic updates or re-certifications are required of all admitted students and must be completed prior to starting classes each semester and may not expire during the semester
The UND Registrar's Office evaluates and records transfer credit and the Nursing department evaluates nursing credits. Credits from regionally accredited degree granting institutions are generally honored by the University. Credits from NLN accredited nursing programs are generally honored by the UND Nursing department. Registered nurses who are associate degree or diploma school graduates should contact the Office of Student Services for guidance. Course syllabi may be required for evaluation of transfer credit. Credits by exam are not accepted from other schools.
Online application will be available April 1st.
Admission Acceptance Criteria
Upon notice of admission to the Nursing Program, students must submit the following by the date indicated on the Admission Acceptance Form. Failure to do so by deadline will result in loss of nursing placement.
- Sign and return Admission Acceptance Form.
- Completion of required verifications
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.
Click here to go to the RN-BSN Online Application