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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. 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 statement, 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 (for the term of program start)
  • 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 School 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 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         

                  Chemistry 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: Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:06:27 PM
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