Department of Nursing
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
P.O. Box 1144
Lewistown, MT 59457
I would like to thank you for your interest in our nursing programs. It's an exciting time to be a nurse! A career in nursing provides you with a strong career foundation from which you may practice clinical nursing as a professional nurse in a variety of diverse settings, or pursue higher degree options. While professional nurses continue to work in hospitals, exciting career opportunities exist both in the home and community settings. Today, professional nurses are working in such settings as community-based neighborhood clinics, corporate and industry-based wellness and employee health programs, child and senior day care centers, home health, hospice care, school and college nursing, family practice centers, homeless shelters, rehabilitation and long-term care centers, parish nursing, and free-standing urgent care centers.
Nurses may also choose to advance their education to the master's or doctoral levels, and be prepared as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and health care administrators. Additional career options include becoming a nurse educator, nurse researcher, and nurse consultant or nurse entrepreneur. Your nursing career provides you with many options that include diverse settings, practice challenges, specialization, and full-time or part-time work schedules.
Prepare for the future now. Our nursing education focuses on discovery learning, faculty who are expert teachers and clinicians committed to student mentoring for both the traditional and non-traditional nursing student. At Montana State University Northern (MSU-Northern) we are proud to an Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN) and an Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN completion).
The first year of the ASN program is offered in both Havre and Lewistown, Montana with clinical experiences at various sites 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. LPN's may enter the ASN program with advanced standing at Level II at all three campuses.
Upon completion of the ASN program, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Both the ASN and the RN to BSN programs are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and approved by the Montana State Board of Nursing.
Our BSN program is offered entirely online via Desire2Learn through MSU-Northerns website. Information about this program is available on our Internet Courses page.
Become tomorrow's professional nurse, or join the ranks of advanced nursing practice by enrolling in one of our nursing programs offered at MSU-Northern.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Lisa Scheresky O'Neil, MSN, PhD, RN
Director of Nursing