All states require graduates to pass a rigorous national examination before they are licensed as registered nurses. The number of NDSU graduates who pass the examination on their first attempt exceeds the national and the state averages.
The number of nurse practitioner graduates who pass the certification examination for advanced practice also exceeds the national average. Graduates of the doctoral program are eligible to write a certification exam for Family Nurse Practitioner.
The baccalaureate, master's program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at NDSU are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the autonomous accrediting body of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.The address for CCNE is: One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 10036-1120; telephone 1-202-887-6791
The baccalaureate nursing program and the doctoral program are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. The North Dakota Board of Nursing regulates nursing programs which prepare students for entry level or advanced practice.