Nursing - Associated of Science in Nursing (ASN) Degree

Enter a professional nursing career that is dynamic, diverse, and offers the opportunity to work in a variety of different health care settings. MSU-Northern offers a rigorous nursing program that promotes collaborative clinical learning, critical thinking, and personal growth in a student-centered and culturally enriched environment. The nursing student will earn a degree that allows him/her to function in a variety of professional nursing roles and provide healthcare to diverse populations.

Expedite the nursing degree process as an LPN. Licensed Practical Nurses complete the LPN to RN Transition course and proceed toward an RN degree by completing the second year ASN nursing courses and passing the NCLEX exam.

Earning the ASN degree prepares one to work in a variety of health care settings and it establishes the baseline to enter into a BSN Completion Program. Registered nurses can work in such settings as community-based neighborhood clinics, employee health programs, child and senior daycare centers, home health, hospice care, schools and colleges, family practice centers, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation and long-term care centers.

Nursing - RN to BSN Completion Program

MSU-Northern provides registered nurses with the opportunity to complete as advanced degree in nursing while working as a healthcare professional. The RN-Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is offered through MSU-Northern’s distance learning program. This program allows the student to complete the required course work in their geographical area.

The RN-BSN Completion program builds on previous nursing education to expand professional roles in the areas of nursing leadership and management, community health, and advance clinical practice.

A BSN degree enhances a registered nurse’s ability to stand out professionally in a job market which increasingly demands additional skills to earn promotions. MSU-Northern’s RN-BSN Completion Program expands one’s knowledge in leadership and management, health policy, collaboration and teamwork, research and evidenced based practice, as well as case management. Magnet designated facilities actively seek prepared nurses for management roles.

Montana State University – Northern is fully accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Montana State University – Northern’s Associate and Bachelor Degree Nursing programs are accredited with a warning status from Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN). The Bachelor degree program follows the Rules and Statues of the Montana State Board of Nursing (MT BON) and the Associate degree program is approved conditionally by MT BON.

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