RN to BSN Programs in North Dakota

RN to BSN completion programs are designed to help working, registered nurses continue their education and move up the nursing career ladder. These programs accomplish this by helping the student enhance and develop their nursing skills and knowledge, which prepares them to practice in most any clinical setting found in North Dakota. Successful graduates of RN to BSN programs also find themselves eligible to apply to master's nursing programs, where specialization and career path options are countless. There are a number of online RN to BSN programs offered in North Dakota and some can be completed in as little as one year. Learn more about the online and campus based RN to BSN completion programs offered in North Dakota and listed below.

RN to BSN online programs offer flexibility and convenience to allow for a better balance between pursuing higher education and the demands of family and work. These programs have also brought the opportunity to pursue higher education and advanced nursing positions to those adn and diploma educated nurses in rural areas of North Dakota. Some online programs may require one or two weekend visits to a campus or educational facility during the course of the program. These visits may include face to face presentations, attending seminars, gaining clinical hands on experience, and networking opportunities. Some of the online RN to BSN programs have no campus attendance requirements. Listed below are the online RN to BSN programs offered to registered nurses in the state of North Dakota.

RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in North Dakota

Why pursue an RN to BSN or higher education in nursing? North Dakota appears to be one of the few states that is actually improving their supply of nurses to meet the demand. The Center for Rural Health, operated by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, released their North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand Projections in July, 2008. Some key figures include registered nursing vacancy rates dropped from 2004 to 2007 to 3%. The report also found that more registered nurses are working full-time, 11% in 2004 and 43% in 2007. What this means is that there could likely be more competition for the better paying and more desirable registered nursing positions in hospitals as well as related health care facilities through out the state. The baccalaureate degree in nursing does not guarantee higher salaries, but can help an applicant be more competitive for a position than an associate or diploma educated nurse. As with most industries, positions with greater responsibilities can translate to better earnings. Another popular nursing career ladder route is the RN to MSN bridge program. These programs take about three years to complete and prepare nurses for advanced nursing roles in a variety of specializations. Learn more about the RN to MSN programs in North Dakota.

The North Dakota Nursing Supply and Demand report mentions an inadequate distribution of nurses in rural areas of the state and that it is a concern. As the internet continues to expand its reach to rural portions of North Dakota, more accessibility to education and resources through the internet could encourage more health care providers/nurses to move to rural North Dakota. Online RN to BSN programs should be supported and could offer better paying career opportunities to nurses in rural North Dakota as well as those considering moving to these areas. Learn more about the online programs offered in North Dakota by contacting the colleges and universities listed below.

Colleges & Universities Based in North Dakota Offering RN to BSN Programs

Dikinson State University

The Dikinson State University nursing programs are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Programs Offered: AASPN, RN to BSN

  • Dickinson State University, 291 Campus Dr, Dickinson ND 58601-4896, PH: 701-483-2133

Minot State University

The Minot State University nursing programs are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • Minot State University, 500 University Ave W, Minot ND 58701, PH: 701-858-3101

North Dakota State University

The North Dakota State University nursing programs are approved by the North Dakota State Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: Pre-Licensure BSN , LPN-BSN, RN to BSN, MSN - (Tracks: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator), DNP

  • North Dakota State University - Department of Nursing-Dept #2670, PO Box 6050 / 136 Sudro Hall, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, PH: 701-231-7772

Presentation College

The baccalaureate program is NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: ADN, BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN

  • Aberdeen Campus, 1500 North Main, Aberdeen, SD 57401, PH: 605-229-8472

University of Mary

The baccalaureate program is CCNE accredited and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN

  • University of Mary, 7500 University Dr, Bismarck ND 58504, PH: 701-255-7500

University of North Dakota

The baccalaureate program is CCNE accredited and approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: BSN, Accelerated BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MS, MSN - (Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Public/Community Health Nursing, Gerontology Nursing, and Nurse Education), Post Master's Certificates - (Specializations: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing-CNS, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing-NP, Nurse Education)

  • University of North Dakota, Box 9025, Grand Forks ND 58202, PH: 701-777-4173

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