Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
P.O. Box 1144
Lewistown, MT 59457
The ASN qualifies the graduate to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse. The program is approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program prepares men and women for entry level Registered Nurse positions in hospitals and other health care agencies.
The first year of the nursing course sequence is offered in both Havre and Lewistown with clinical experiences at various facilities in both communities. Students who begin the program in Havre have the option of completing their second year in Havre or at the MSU-Northern Great Falls campus. Those who begin the program in Lewistown will complete the program at that site.
The RN to BSN provides the opportunity for registered nurses to continue their education in the profession. The RN to BSN program follows the Rules and Statutes of the Montana State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the NLNAC. The major 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 BSN graduate is prepared as a generalist to practice in varied settings and has the foundation for graduate education.
The RN to BSN classes are scheduled innovatively to meet the needs of adult, non-traditional learners via the internet through Desire2Learn. Most RN to BSN students maintain their jobs and residences and are able to attend classes without moving to the university setting. It is usually possible to attain RN to BSN clinical experiences in the student's geographic area of residence.
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