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Admission Requirements

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:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in college course work. Actual GPAs of admitted students are generally higher.
  2. Completion of the prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or higher
  3. Eligibility for sophomore standing (completion of 27 or more credits)
  4. 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

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7395 / Fax: (701) 231-6257
Fargo Campus address: Stop and Go Center
Physical/delivery address: 1919 University Drive North, Suite 1,Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2670 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

NDSU Nursing at Sanford Health
Phone: 701.323.6271
Address: 512 N Seventh Street, Bismarck, ND 58501

Page manager: Nursing

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:09:14 PM
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