Nursing—Transfer to NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health
North Dakota State University Nursing at Sanford Health (NDSU-NSH)) in Bismarck offers an upper division registered professional nursing program. One class is admitted each spring and fall. Students typically complete NDSU-NSH prerequisites at BSC. To apply to the professional program, an application must be submitted to NDSU online by April 20 for fall admission or by September 20 for spring admission; application materials must be submitted to the Department of Nursing concurrently. Enrollment in the nursing program is limited. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college coursework is required for evaluation for admission.
Admission is competitive and based on all of the following:
- Evidence of admission to NDSU
- Evidence of pre-nursing status
- Completed application to the nursing major
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended (excluding NDSU)
- Two references
- Personal statement
- Background check
Application forms may be obtained online at www.ndsu.edu/nursing.
Selected prerequisite courses for admission to NDSU-NSH
The following courses must be completed prior to applying to the NDSU-NSH professional nursing program. The required GPA is calculated on these courses.
|Selected prerequisite courses for admission to NDSU-NSH|
|COMM 110||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL 120||College Composition II||3|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Completion of 8 credits in the science category.|
|Preference will be given to those students who have completed 11 credits or more.|
|CHEM 115||Introductory Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 115L||Introductory Chemistry Lab||1|
|CHEM 116||Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry||4|
|CHEM 116L||Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab||1|
|MICR 202||Introductory Microbiology||3|
|MICR 202L||Introductory Microbiology Lab||1|
|BIOL 220||Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 220L||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||1|
|BIOL 221||Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 221L||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||1|
High School students who plan to follow a registered nursing curriculum should take biology, chemistry and the appropriate mathematics courses in high school. Those considering this career field should have a sincere desire to help those experiencing disease, as well as the ability to deal with increasingly complex technology.
Graduates of NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health receive a Bachelor of Science in nursing and are eligible to write the National Council of State Boards of Nursing RN examination.
Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Graduates of nursing programs are in high demand in North Dakota and throughout the United States. Nurses provide care in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, home health, long-term care, community health and schools.
Career possibilities: Nursing, Nursing Education, Administration, Home Health Care, and Patient Advocacy.
Yvette Matthews • Jack Science Center 301H