Nursing-Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree and RN-BSN Completion Program

The MSU-Northern offers rigorous Nursing Programs that promotes collaborative clinical learning, critical thinking, and personal growth in a career that is dynamic, diverse, and offers the opportunity to work in a variety of different capacities and places. Achieving the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) prepares you to establish the seamless pathway into the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN Completion Program). MSU-Northern enhances registered nurses the opportunity to complete an advanced degree in nursing while working as a healthcare professional.

The ASN qualifies the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The ASN program prepares the nursing graduates for the advanced beginner entry-level as a RN in a variety of health care organizations.

The RN-BSN Completion Program provides a seamless pathway for graduates of the ASN program and for licensed registered nurses to continue their education in the nursing profession. The RN-BSN Completion program builds on previous nursing education and is directed toward an expanded educational base in the areas of nursing leadership and management, community health, and advanced clinical practice. The RN-BSN Completion program is offered through MSU-Northern's distance learning program. This program allows the student to maintain employment and residency in their geographical area while completing the required BSN courses. The RN-BSN Completion graduate is prepared as a generalist to practice in varied settings and has the foundation for graduate education.

Instruction for Nursing courses can be delivered in multiple forms; Face-to-Face, Online (only), Hybrid (combination of Face-to-Face and Online), and Distant Technologies. ASN courses are predominantly Face-to-Face and RN-BSN Completion courses are primarily Online with two credit clinical in the student's geographical area.


Montana State University-Northern Department of Nursing Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program (ASN) is fully approved by: Montana State Board of Nursing (MT BON) 301 South Park, P.O. Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620. Phone: 1-406-841-2340 The RN-BSN Completion Program follows the Rules and Statutes of the Montana State Board of Nursing.

Montana State University-Northern Department of Nursing Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN Completion) are accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Phone 404-975-5000