Put compassionate care into practice. Nurses are needed now more than ever.
UND's most recent nursing graduates achieved a 100% NCLEX pass rate. Your bachelor's degree in nursing will lead to becoming a registered and licensed nurse who is able to make an immediate impact on health care. Our program has a special emphasis on diverse populations and rural communities - two areas where nurses are in high demand.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Earn a Nursing Degree at UND?
UND is a regional leader in nurse education. The nursing program is highly-competitive and our graduates are heavily recruited by the nations top health care facilities.
At UND, you'll have access to interactive classrooms, rich clinical experiences and opportunities to participate in research activities. At graduation, you'll be fully prepared to take national board examinations (NCLEX) for registered nurse licensure (R.N.) and pursue additional graduate education.
UND offers two degree programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing:
- B.S.N.: For students who come to UND as freshmen or transfer students seeking a bachelor's degree in nursing. Courses are completed on campus with clinical experiences in the Grand Forks region.
- R.N. to B.S.N.: For students who are registered nurses with a diploma or associate degree in nursing and who wish to attain a B.S.N. Courses are completed online.
Accreditation by CCNE
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at UND are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The B.S.N. program offers early admission to a select group of students with exemplary academic performance during high school. For information regarding direct admission application criteria, please visit the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.
Leaders that Do
Anna Christian was chosen to conduct hands-on research at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
Use state-of-the-art learning technology at the Clinical Resource and Simulation Center.
Be considered for direct admission into our highly competitive nursing program as an academically strong incoming freshman student pursing nursing.
Experience 4 weeks of clinicals working with a preceptor to learn the role of the professional nurse.
Receive academic support and assistance as an American Indian student from our long standing, federally funded RAIN program.
Become eligible for coveted clinical practicums at the world renowned St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
NCLEX first-time pass rate from January 2018 to June 2019
Growth rate for registered nurses through 2026*
Nursing is a degree that offers many choices of work settings and patient populations. B.S.N. graduates are employed in community based nursing (home health, hospice, school nurse, public health nurse, mental health nurse) and hospital nursing (pediatrics, obstetrics, labor and delivery, intensive care, emergency room, cardiac care, surgery, general medical, psychiatric, and oncology, to name a few).
Recent UND nursing graduates hold the following positions, among others:
- Clinical nurse at the Red Lake Indian Health Service in Red Lake, Minn.
- Flex time R.N. at Unity Medical Center in Grafton, N.D., and in the Same-Day Surgery Department at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
- Full-time R.N. in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum and Level I NICU at Community General Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y.
- Registered nurse with Merit Care Orthopedics in Fargo, N.D.
- Staff nurse with Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo, N.D.
- Full-time R.N. at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, T.N.
UND Nursing Major Alumni
Nursing alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Altru Health System
- Sanford Health
- Essentia Health
- Mayo Clinic
- Allina Health System