To apply to the professional program, an application must be submitted online by APRIL 20th (for fall admission) or by SEPTEMBER 20th (for spring admission) with additional application materials submitted to the Department of Nursing, Sudro Hall 136. Enrollment in the nursing major is limited. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college course work is required for evaluation for admission. Actual GPAs of admitted students are generally higher.
Admission is competitive and based on all of the following: 1) GPA in prerequisite courses (see below), 2) completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better, 3) number of credits (up to 27) taken in the North Dakota University System (NDUS), 4) references and recommendations, 5) a personal statment, 6) a personal interview if requested, and 7) evidence of: a) outstanding leadership, b)exceptional community service, c) membership in a group under represented in nursing
Students applying to the nursing major must:
- be admitted to North Dakota State University
- be a pre-nursing major
- complete the application to the major
- have two completed reference forms
- have official transcripts for all colleges attended on file with Registration and Records
- have completed a personal statement (within the nursing application)
- provide any additional items as requested
These documents must be on file in the Department of Nursing by APRIL 20th (for fall admission) or by SEPTEMBER 20th (for spring admission). Application forms are available in mid-March and are submitted online to the Department of Nursing.
Students enrolled at NDSU in the pre-nursing program are encouraged to consult their pre-nursing academic advisor prior to the application deadline.
Selected Prerequisite Courses for Admission
The following courses must be completed prior to applying to the professional nursing major. The selected GPA is calculated on these course.
Comm. 110 - Fundamental of Public Speaking
Engl. 120 - College Composition II
Psyc. 111 - Introduction to Psychology
Soc. 110 - Introduction to Sociology OR Anth. 111 - Introduction to Anthropology
Completion of 11 credits (of the 19 credits required) in the science category:
Chem. 117, 117L - Chemistry Concepts and Applications and Lab
Chem. 260 - Elements of Biochemistry
Micr. 202, 202L - Introductory Microbiology and Lab
Bio. 220, 220L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
Bio. 221, 221L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab