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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

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.    



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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7395 / Fax: (701) 231-6257
Campus address: Sudro Hall 136
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2670 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Nursing

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 9:23:13 AM