If you are a licensed practical (vocational) nurse with an associate degree in nursing and want to complete a baccalaureate degree in nursing and become eligible for licensure as a registered nurse, we invite you to explore the North Dakota State University (NDSU) nursing program. We offer a curricular pathway tailored for the working LPN.
NDSU nursing program provides an opportunity for nurses to earn a bachelor's degree primarily on-line. The sequence of nursing courses is six semesters (including summers) in length. The program requires occasional time on campus as well as time in the clinical setting which is primarily during the summer sessions. Some general education courses must be completed prior to admission, other general education courses can be taken concurrently with the nursing courses. Some general education courses may not be available online.
For information contact Karla Haug, Coordinator Associate-BSN Track, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step in the admission process is completion of the advanced placement (validation) exam, which is required prior to applying to the LPN-to-BSN program at NDSU. Advance registration for the exam is required. Registration must be accompanied by a non-refundable payment. There are four examinations: Adult Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family and Nursing Care of the Child. Please contact the Nursing Department at (701) 231-5692 for more information.
Validation Exam Registration
To register for the Validation exams, go to www.nlnonlinetesting.org
Create an account. This will also be the account you will login to complete the exams.
Go to Registration Store, click on NACE, then click Register Now and follow the drop down boxes. It is the NACE II exams (RN-BSN) that we require students to complete.
For additional information regarding the exams, please see the NLN Information Bulletin.
How to apply to the LPN-BSN Nursing Program (updated coming soon)