Why earn a degree in nursing?

Application Deadline
Fall:
July 1
Scholarship Priority Deadline
 
April 1

The University of North Dakota College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines offers the online R.N. to B.S.N. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree program for Registered Nurses (RNs) who want to advance their careers by expanding on prior education, knowledge and experience.

Through online coursework and clinical experiences, you will:

  • Learn alongside fellow RNs; 100% of our students have their R.N. degree and are pursing their B.S.N.

  • Enjoy the flexibility you need to complete your degree while balancing work and life.
  • Build upon your knowledge as an R.N. to provide comprehensive care for individuals, families and communities

  • Be able to promote, maintain and restore health at all stages of human development

  • Promote patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary health teams

  • Inform and deliver sustainable health strategies that build self-management abilities and quality health care at the bedside, in the community and with vulnerable populations

R.N. to B.S.N. at UND

  • Complete clinical hours in a community near you.

  • Unofficial transcript review offered by Office of Student Services to help with transfer process. Call 701.777.4174 

  • Participate in live web classes, which are held at set times convenient for most students.

  • Receive a full suite of student support services, such as online tutoring, library, tech support and advising services.

  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at UND are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • View online lectures, access course materials, submit assignments and take tests at the time of day and place of your choice

Careers in Nursing

73K

Median annual salary for registered nurses

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

12%

Growth rate for registered nurses through 2026

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nurses with a B.S.N. typically have broader advancement opportunities, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In fact, some career paths are open only to nurses with a bachelor's degree. It's often a requirement for administrative positions and a prerequisite for admission to graduate nursing programs in research, consulting, teaching and all four advanced practice nursing specialties:

  • Clinical nurse specialists
  • Nurse anesthetists
  • Nurse-midwives
  • Nurse practitioners

As nursing care becomes more complex, individuals with a bachelor's degree receive training in:

  • Clinical experiences in non-hospital settings
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Leadership

Nursing Courses You Could Take

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Best Online Nursing Completion Program

UND consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

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