Put compassionate care into practice. Nurses are needed now more than ever.
UND's nursing graduates consistently exceed the national 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.
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.
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 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
Allina Health System
This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in all U.S. States.
B.S.N. Nursing Courses You Could Take
NURS 326. Evidence-Based Practice. 2 Credits.
The course focuses on evidence-based practice in nursing with the emphasis on the philosophy, models, and application of evidence to practice. Students will apply research findings, clinical expertise, and patient preferences to a clinical problem. Prerequisites or Corequisites: Approved Statistics course and NURS 350. S.
NURS 310. Health & Illness I. 2 Credits.
This course introduces the student to the role of the generalist nurse in providing evidence-based interventions for patients in a variety of health care settings across the life span. The student will learn to recognize altered health states and understand interventions that will promote health, prevent disease/injury and restore a state of optimal health for individuals. Clinical reasoning skills will be developed, with a goal of achieving safe, quality outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.
NURS 304. Nursing Pharmacology I. 3 Credits.
This is the first in a two part series of courses that reinforces the concepts of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and introduces safe medication preparation, administration and documentation. Using a concept-based approach, examples of medications as they relate to major nursing concepts and human body systems across the lifespan will be discussed. This course will include classroom and laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to the undergraduate nursing program and PPT 315. Corequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. F,S.
This course focuses on compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that respects patient and family preferences across the lifespan to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes. Prerequisites: NURS 300, NURS 301, NURS 304, NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 313. Corequisites: NURS 330, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. F,S,SS.
NURS 441. Population Based Health. 3 Credits.
The course emphasizes population-based health and the role of the public health nurse. Concepts and theories related to providing health care to complex systems and aggregates in community, state, nation and world are explored. Concepts of evidence-informed practice and nursing research are explored with the use of population health data. Emphasis is placed on prevention, promotion and protection of health, utilizing epidemiological data to identify health risks of populations. Social determinants of health, as a basis for population health, are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 403, NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. Corequisites: NURS 450, NURS 442, NURS 443, and NURS 453. F,S.
NURS 403. Nursing Across the Lifespan Practicum. 2 Credits.
This course expands the nursing students' knowledge about the healthcare continuum and patients throughout the lifespan through simulated and/or clinical interaction in diverse settings and specialty areas. Students will learn to integrate conceptual knowledge of altered health states as a basis for providing comprehensive care. Clinical reasoning skills will be applied to achieve safe, quality outcomes for patients in diverse populations with complex health conditions. Prerequisites: NURS 330, NURS 331, NURS 332, NURS 333, and NURS 334. Corequisites: NURS 404, NURS 406, NURS 420, NURS 430, and NURS 433. F,S.
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