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 School of Nursing, located at the Stop-N-Go Center (1919 University Drive N). Enrollment in the nursing major is limited and competitive.
Eligibility for application requires:
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college course work. Actual GPAs of admitted students are generally higher.
- Completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher
- Eligibility for sophomore standing (completion of 27 or more credits)
- Submission of the completed application.
Students applying to the professional nursing program must:
- be admitted to North Dakota State University (for the term of program start)
- have official transcripts for all colleges attended on file with Registration and Records
- be a pre-nursing major
- complete the application to the professional program (separate from the NDSU application)
- complete an interview upon request
- complete application fee & background check
- provide any additional items as requested
These documents must be on file in the School of Nursing by APRIL 20th (for fall admission) or by SEPTEMBER 20th (for spring admission). The application will be available in mid-March and is submitted online to the School 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.
English 120 – College Composition II – 3 credits
Communication 110 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – 3 credits
Psychology 111 – Intro to Psychology – 3 credits
Sociology 110 - Introduction to Sociology OR Anthropology 111 - Introduction to Anthropology
Completion of a minimum of 8 credits (of the 19 credits required) in the science category is required. Preference will be given to those students who have completed 11 credits (or more):
Chemistry 117 and 117L – Chemical Concepts and Applications and Lab – 4 credits
Biochemistry 260 – Elements of Biochemistry – 4 credits
Microbiology 202 and 202L – Intro to Microbiology and Lab – 3 credits
Biology 220 and 220L – Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab – 4 credits
Biology 221 and 221L – Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab – 4 credits