Admittance Information

ASN Program

  • Be admitted to Montana State University-Northern (a separate application to the University is required; obtain form from the Admissions Office or apply online /future/apply.aspx)
  • Submit official transcripts from any college and/or university that you have attended or are currently attending; transcripts will be evaluated to determine credit allotment and articulation per university policy. No required course, including basic skills, will be waived simply on the basis that the applicant has a prior college degree
  • GPA Admission requirements: a cumulative GPA of 2.50 and an extracted GPA of pre-requisites 2.85 are required to be admitted in to the ASN Nursing Program
  • Have at least a 2.85 extracted GPA with the following required pre-nursing courses: College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology I, College Writing I, and General Chemistry w/ lab. A grade of C or higher is required. A grade of C- in any course is not acceptable; the course must be retaken. These courses may be taken at MSU-Northern or at other accredited institutions. An advisor from the Department of Nursing will evaluate the transcripts from other institutions and will recommend the credit, if any, to be transferred.\
  • Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 65%.
  • Copy of government issued photo identification document (driver's license, passport, etc.).
  • Applications are accepted from May 1st through June 15th
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by July 1st for fall semester

RN to BSN Completion Program

  • Be admitted to Montana State University-Northern (a separate application to the University is required; obtain form from the Admissions Office or apply online /future/apply.aspx)
  • Submit official transcripts from any college and/or university that you have attended or are currently attending; transcripts will be evaluated to determine credit allotment and articulation per university policy. No required course, including basic skills, will be waived simply on the basis that the applicant has a prior college degree
  • GPA Admission requirements: a cumulative GPA of 2.50 is required to be admitted in to the RN-BSN Completion Nursing Program
  • Copy of government issued photo identification document (driver's license, passport, etc.).
  • Submit copy of current licensure as a Registered Nurse (for the US state where the practicum is to be done) or proof of registration and scheduled date for the NCLEX Exam.
  • Applications are accepted each semester. (Summer, Fall, Spring)

If accepted into MSU-Northern’s ASN or RN-BSN Nursing Program the following is required

Current documentation required to be on file in the Department of Nursing Office includes:

  • Health Insurance Card
  • A physical examination verifying: Nursing Students Functional Expectations as specified in the Nursing Student Handbook
  • A copy of 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.
  • Documentation of the Hepatitis B vaccination series, including titer, or have a valid waiver on file
  • 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 and the price varies in each county.
  • Professional liability insurance which is provided by MSU-Northern through student program fees

Top