North Dakota is a rural state with low population, which makes it necessary for the state to attract the nursing professionals in teaching field to educate nurses to meet the rural needs. These reasons have prompted the state to offer scholarships and grants for retention, attract new entrants and encourage for higher nursing studies in various nursing specialties.
There are many nursing schools and community colleges, National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and North Dakota State Board of Nursing approved degree programs from entry level, LPN/LVN to RN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, Doctoral and Masters Degree and certification programs.
Some of the best known nursing schools in North Dakota includes, University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University in Fargo, the University of Mary – Bismark, Dickinson State University in Dickinson, Jamestown College, Medcenter One College of Nursing and few others, where a nursing student can receive nursing degrees of different levels.
North Dakota Nursing Degree
- Associate Degree Nursing
- Direct Entry MSN
- LPN to ADN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Science in Nursing
- LPN to BSN
- RN to BSN
- RN to MSN
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Post Masters in Nursing (numerous specialty options)
- PhD in Nursing
- Second Degree BSN
- DSN (Doctor of Science in Nursing)
These nursing degree programs also help a nursing student to sit for NCLEX examination for certification as a registered nurse.
It is also necessary that nursing aspirants should appear for an entrance tests such as Registered Nurse Entrance Exam, Nursing Entrance Test, Psychological Services Bureau, Critical Thinking Entrance Exam and Test of Essential Academic Skills or any prerequisite of the college to get admission to these degree programs.