Montana State University-Northern
Department of Nursing

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Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
FAX: 406.265.3772

P.O. Box 1144
Lewistown, MT 59457
406.535.5575 x13


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The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the degrees of Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). LPN’s who qualify based on the admittance criteria can apply for advanced placement in the program. Courses are face-to-face or utilize distance education. Distance education is utilized 3 ways: completely online, hybrid (online and face-to-face) and with distance technologies. ASN courses are predominantly face-to-face and the RN-BSN classes are primarily online with clinical components in the the student's locale.

Students who have completed the RN (ASN) program successfully are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.

NCLEX Pass Rate 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 June 2014
MSU-Northern ASRN % Passing 83.33 94.44 88.37 87.00 76.56 85.51 70.40 92.68
National % Passing 85.47 86.70 88.42 87.40 86.99 89.32 83.04 83.84

MSU-Northern Department of Nursing has conditional approval by the Montana State Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Our program is continuing accreditation with warning by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404-975-5000 Fax: 404-975-5020

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