Montana State University-Northern
Department of Nursing

Contact Us

Department of Nursing
MSU-Northern
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
406.265.4196
FAX: 406.265.3772

Lewistown
MSU-Northern
P.O. Box 1144
Lewistown, MT 59457
406.535.5575 x13

Admittance Information
ASN Program
  • Applications are accepted May 1st through June 15th
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and an extracted GPA of pre-requisites 2.85 is required to be admitted
  • If taking pre-requisites during the spring semester, wait for grades before completing the application
  • The KAPLAN Entrance Exam, requires a score of 60% or higher prior to applying
  • The KAPLAN Entrance Exam can be taken a second time if there are testing days available
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by email the first of July
LPN to RN Program
  • Applications are accepted May 1st through June 15th
  • A minimum extracted GPA of 2.85 on nursing pre-requisites is required to apply
  • Is currently a LPN or have passed the LPN classes
  • Is able to take and pass the LPN to RN Transition course
  • If taking LPN courses during spring semester, wait for grades before completing the application
  • The KAPLAN Entrance Exam, requires a score of 60% or higher prior to applying
  • The KAPLAN Entrance Exam can be taken a second time if there are testing days available
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by email the first of July
RN to BSN Completion Program
  • Applications are taken each semester (Summer, Fall, Spring)
  • A minimum of 2.25 GPA is required to apply
  • An ASN degree is required to apply
  • Required to have a current RN license or have a date scheduled to take the NCLEX
If accepted into MSU-Northern’s ASN or RN-BSN Nursing Program the following is required:
  • A copy of a government issued photo identification document (driver licenses, passport, etc.);
  • Health Insurance;
  • A physical examination verifying: Nursing Students Functional Expectations as specified in the MSU-Northern Nursing Student Handbook;
  • A current CPR certification, Health Care Provider or Professional version;
  • A TB Skin test. Tuberculosis Policy: All Nursing Students are screened annually, for tuberculosis. Initially a two-step tuberculin skin test (TST) will be used to provide a baseline;
  • MMR immunization. MMR Policy: Have immunizations that are current for, or have documented proof of immunity to, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR);
  • Current Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination, according to the Center for Disease Control guidelines;
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series or proof of immunity;
  • Professional liability insurance is provided by MSU-Northern through student program fees;
  • Federal fingerprint/background check. Fingerprints can be obtained from the Sheriff’s Office and background checks are obtained through the State of Montana Department of Justice. The cost of the background check will be the student’s responsibility.

Note: Forms for Fingerprint and Background Check and Physical Examination are available online and from the Department of Nursing, Cowan Hall #309.

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