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 ASN degree prepares you to establish the seamless pathway into the RN-BSN Completion Program. MSU-Northern enhances registered nurses the opportunity to complete an advanced degree in nursing while working as a healthcare professional.

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 predominately Face-to-Face and RN-BSN Completion courses are primarily Online with only two clinicals in the student's geographical area.

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Program Outcomes Data Analysis & Action
  Expected Level of Achievement Year
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Performance on licensure exam – ASN program only 1st time NCLEX-RN exam pass rate will be 80% or higher 90.91%

N=22
P=20

            80%

          N=30 
          P=24

          0%

     N=1 (Grad 2017)
          P=0

(no 2018 graduates)

81.82%

N=22
P=18
64.00%

N=25
P=16
N=Number of First Time Test Takers
P=Number of Graduates Who Passed
Program Completion ASN: 80% will earn their ASN degree within 3 years of entering the program 100%

A=19
G=19
82.50%

A=40
G=33
0%

A=0
G=0
74.20%

A=31
G=23
90.00%

A=30
G=27
A=Number of Students Admitted
G=Number of Graduates Who Completes Program
BSN: 80% will earn their BSN degree within 5 years of entering the program 64.15%

B=27
G=15

(Still in progress 5-year mark not reached until 2024)

        66.67%

         C=15
         G=10 

(Still in progress 5-year mark not reached until 2023)

       78.26%

        D=23
        G=18

(Still in progress 5-year mark not reached until 2022)

         77.00%

        F=116
        G=90

(Teachout Curriculum)

87.50%

B=32
G=28
A= Number of Students admitted in 2011
B=Number of Students admitted in 2019
C=Number of Students admitted in 2018
D=Number of Students admitted in 2017
F=Number of Students admitted 2012-2016
G=Number of Graduates
Job Placement 80% of graduates will be employed in nursing within 12 months of graduation ASN
94.74%
ASN
90%
ASN
N/A
ASN
95.20%
ASN
100%
ASN: All ASN graduates, who passed the NCLEX-RN Exam, identified that they are gainfully employed as an RN.
RN to BSN
100% 
 RN to BSN
100%
RN to BSN
100%
RN to BSN
100%
RN to BSN
100%
RN to BSN: Upon admission to the RN-BSN Completion Program, the nursing students identified that they were working as an RN.

Montana State University-Northern Department of Nursing Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) is fully approved by:

Montana State Board of Nursing (MT BON)
301 South Park
PO Box 2000513
Helena MT 59620-0513
406-841-2300
www.nurse.mt.gov

The RN-BSN Completion Program follows the Rules and Statutes of the Montana State Board of Nursing.

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) Program at MSU-Northern located in Havre, Montana and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (RN-BSN Completion) program  is accredited by the

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with Conditions. 

View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding these programs at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm 

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