Why earn a bachelor's degree in nursing?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | April 15^
Dec. 15
May 1

*Freshman Priority Deadline
^Transfer Priority Deadline


Professional Program Application Deadlines
Feb. 1
July 1

Admitted UND students can apply to the B.S.N. program after meeting admission criteria.

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.

Direct Admission

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.

Nursing at UND

  • Use state-of-the-art learning technology at the Clinical Resource and Simulation Center.

  • Ranked #1 Nursing School in North Dakota by Nursing Degree Search. This is out of nine colleges in the state that offer four-year nursing degrees.

  • 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.

  • Participate in the UND chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, a national nursing honor society, the UND Nursing Student Council, or the Nursing Student Association.

  • 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).

B.S.N. Job Opportunities


NCLEX first-time pass rate from January 2018 to June 2019



Growth rate for registered nurses through 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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).

UND Nursing Major Alumni

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.

Other Nursing alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Altru Health System
  • Sanford Health
  • Essentia Health
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Allina Health System

Licensure Requirements

This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. States.

B.S.N. Nursing Courses You Could Take

Leaders That Do

Anna Christian was chosen to conduct hands-on research at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.