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RN to BSN Frequently Asked Questions
Is the program completely distance delivered? (online, correspondence..etc)
The UND RN to BSN track is available to students through distance education. The Public Health Nursing course contains a clinical component and is required of all students. The clinical experience will be set up with a facility in your area. Our faculty will identify an appropriate placement and make the necessary arrangements.
How will my credits transfer in? What will I have left to take?
If your previous schools were accredited by the North Central Accrediting body, then basically all of your credits will transfer in to UND (exceptions are any courses considered "prep" courses, or not college-level work). During the university admission process, specific courses are evaluated for equivalency to UND courses. Some courses may need additional information (i.e. syllabi) during the evaluation process, including Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology.
What is the cost per credit?
Full tuition and fee information for on campus courses may be found on the Student Account Services web pages at http://und.edu/finance-operations/student-account-services/. Cost for the online, semester based support courses are assessed at North Dakota resident rates. Once admitted to the Nursing program, program fees of $40.00 per credit also apply, up to a maximum of $500 per semester.
What about clinicals?
The only required nursing courses with a clinical component are Public Health Theory and Public Health Clinical - Nursing 324/374. The clinical experience for Public Health will be set up by one of our nursing faculty at an appropriate facility in your home area, such as a public health agency, so long there are no restrictions inhibiting out of state institutions offering courses in your state. See this web site for more information: http://nursing.UND.edu/programs/rn-bsn/public-health-clinical-requirements.cfm
Who do I contact for advisement?
For advising for the RN to BSN program, contact the Office of Student Services at 701-777-4174
What kind of computer skills and equipment will I need?
Please click on "Technology Requirements" on the left side bar on this web page, or go to http://www.nursing.UND.edu/computer.cfm
How do I find out if a course is accepted for transfer?
Once you apply for admission to UND and send official transcripts from all academic institutions which you have attended, you will receive a transfer credit evaluation from the Registrar's Office. At that point if there are still questions regarding specific equivalencies of courses, syllabi may be requested for review by faculty.
How do I apply for admission to the RN-BSN Option?
The application for admission to the RN to BSN is separate from and in addition to the UND application/admission - the forms are also available online at http://nursing.UND.edu/programs/rn-bsn/admission.cfm for the RN to BSN program.
What support services are available to me?
Harley French Library of Health Sciences: http://www.UNDmedlibrary.org/
Student Success Center: http://www.ssc.UND.edu/ - listing of all general services, offices and contact information
UND Bookstore textbook ordering information: http://distance.UND.edu/currentstudent/degree/?page=1156
UND Division of Continuing Education: http://distance.UND.edu/currentstudent/degree/
Are there any clinical hours, or is it all online?
The only course in our undergraduate curriculum which involves clinical time is the Public Health course. The theory portion of Public Health will be offered through distance delivery, and our faculty will work with students to set up the clinical experiences at appropriate sites, such as a Public Health Office, in or near your home area. Because of the additional requirements of a clinical course, it is necessary to limit enrollment to 30 spots each summer. Therefore, in order to establish appropriate clinical agency contracts and secure summer teaching faculty, students must notify the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines by January 30 if they plan to enroll in Public Health the following summer and where they would like to do their clinical experience. Contracts with clinical agencies must be secured, and it may take several months for this to happen, so students are encouraged to identify a clinical agency well before taking the course. Students will not be allowed to register for the course until a clinical agency is identified and a contract with UND is in place. Students who enroll in but later withdraw from this course will have low priority for enrollment in the following summer.
Clinical placement preference is at local public health departments, but other sites may be appropriate and should be discussed with UND course faculty. The clinical experience will be set up with a facility as close to the student's place of residence as possible, depending upon the specific board of nursing regulations in that state, and availability of clinical placement sites. The course requires 90 clinical hours, most of which must be completed between 9 am and 5 pm on Monday through Friday, over the course of the summer. Students need to plan their summer schedules accordingly. UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. Applicants should contact their State Board of Nursing requesting completion of the UND Public Health Clinical Approval Form. Once the form is received UND College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines faculty will then identify an appropriate placement and make the necessary arrangements.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
The full-time curriculum is designed for completion in 12 Months, and the part-time curriculum takes 24 months to complete.
Do I take boards again when I am done?
Because one of the admission requirements for this program is that students be licensed RNs, there will be no boards to complete when you finish.
Should I apply for admission for Fall or Spring?
The RN-BSN Option curriculum is designed for students to begin their nursing courses during the Fall semester. Students can enroll at UND to complete any prerequisite course work or graduation requirements in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
Is this program eligible for Financial Aid?
For the most current information on financial aid for correspondence and online courses see the web pages of the Financial Aid Office at http://UND.edu/admissions/financial-aid/
The Nursing courses are all semester based and are eligible for financial aid.
How do I apply/get started?
You should submit your application for admission to UND online at http://go.UND.edu/admission/index.asp. If you apply for admission to UND and send transcripts, then your advisor will be able to do an evaluation of your credits and give you more detailed information. The application for admission to the RN to BSN program is separate - the forms are also available online here. We look forward to working with you!
I am ultimately interested in your Nurse Anesthetist specialization. Are there special requirements for that of which I should be aware?
You are wise to prepare early - yes there are specific requirements, and admission to that program is highly competitive. Further information is available from the Director of the Nurse Anesthetist program, Dr. Darla Adams - darla.adams@UND.edu or Kevin Buettner - kevin.buettner@UND.edu. You may also check on admission requirements for that program on the web at http://nursing.UND.edu/programs/nurse-anesthesia/index.cfm.
How do I activate my U-mail account?
To activate your UND Email account, go to http://UND.edu/tech-support/claim.cfm and click on "Claim your Account.
How do I find my course information and log onto Blackboard?
Go to https://online.UND.edu.
How do I find out what textbooks I need and how/where do I order them?
Information on the Text book(s) used for the Continuing Education's correspondence/online courses is available on their web pages - go to http://distance.UND.edu/currentstudent/degree/?page=1156 .
Textbooks may be purchased on that site, or they may be purchased independently from another source.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Our Financial Aid Office has a great website with lots of information on it, including how to get started by submitting your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Their web page address is http://www.UND.edu/dept/finaid.
How do I register for classes?
How you register will depend upon the type of class(es) in which you are enrolling. For most courses, use CampusConnection, which is best accessed through the Division of Continuing Education site at http://distance.UND.edu/currentstudent/degree/?page=1166 For open enrollment courses go to http://distance.UND.edu/collegecourses/ and in the "Select Semester" box, choose "Enroll Anytime".
Remember that in order for your course to be eligible for payment with financial aid, you will need to enroll in a semester based course.
How do I find out more about Essential Studies graduation requirements?
More information about UND Essential Studies can be found here:
I am trying to register and it says I need a special permission number. How do I get that?
Instructions on how to request permission codes can be found here: http://distance.UND.edu/currentstudent/degree/?page=1166