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 Effective 2014
RN to BSN Completion Program
  • Applications taken all year long
  • A minimum of 2.25 GPA is required to apply
  • An ASN degree is required to apply
  • Must have current RN license or have scheduled a date to take your NECLEX
  • All courses are online
ASN Program
  • Application – accepted from May 1st through May 31st
  • A minimum extracted GPA of 2.85 required to apply (pre nursing classes only count)
  • If taking prerequisites during spring semester must wait for grades before filling out application
  • A Kaplan Admittance Exam must be scheduled, taken and passed with at least 60% prior to applying
  • The Kaplan Admittance Exam can be taken a second time if there are any more testing days available that year
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by email and mail on or before July 1st
LPN to RN Program
  • Applications – accepted from May 1st through May 31st
  • A minimum extracted GPA of 2.85 (prerequisites only) is required to apply
  • Must currently be an LPN or passed LPN classes
  • Must be able to take and pass the LPN to RN transition course
  • If taking LPN courses during spring semester must wait for grades before filling out application
  • The Kaplan Admittance Exam must be scheduled, taken, and passed with at least 60% prior to applying
  • The Kaplan Admittance Exam can be taken a second time if there are any more testing days available that year
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by email and mail on or before July 1st
If Accepted in to Our Nursing Program We Do Require the Following:
  • Must pay for, take, and pass a drug test each August ASN and LPN ONLY
  • Must pay for and complete fingerprints/background check each year ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must take a Physical once every 2 years ASN, LPN; and upon admission and every 5 years for BSN
  • Must have a valid Healthcare Provider CPR Card (take class every 2 years) ASN,LPN, and BSN
  • Must have a current TB test (done yearly – if X-ray once every 10 years) ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must have Hep B 3 series completed ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must show proof of private medical coverage yearly ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must complete and return the Acceptance form upon acceptance in to each program prior to taking classes ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must sign and return signature pages from handbook each year before taking classes ASN, LPN, and BSN
  • Must provide a copy of your current RN license BSN ONLY
  • A Learning Style Quiz must be taken during your first semester with us ASN and LPN ONLY
To complete your required Fingerprint/Background check follow the instruction below:
  1. Go to your local police or sheriff’s department to get fingerprinted. They will have cards on file for you to use. Make sure the employer box says: MSU-N DEPARTMENT OF NURSING PO BOX 7751 HAVRE MT 59501 and the reason box says NCPA/VCA (you can pick up a card here at the nursing office as well with these boxes already filled in)
  2. Write a short letter telling them to release your info to us and include all your names (maiden and aliases), DOB, and SS# - sign the letter
  3. Include an envelope that is stamped and addressed to:
          MSU-N Department of Nursing
          PO BOX 7751
          Havre MT 59501
  4. Write a check for $27.25 to Montana Criminal Records
  5. Mail the fingerprint card, letter, envelope, and check to:
          Montana Criminal Records
          PO BOX 201403
          HELENA MT 59620-1403

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