Students majoring in Nursing at NDSU complete 120 credits of course work.  All students complete 40 credits of general education courses; 20 credits of support courses for the nursing major and 61 credits of professional nursing credits.  

Course work in the Nursing Curriculum provides a foundation of knowledge which will assist a student to grow into the role of a professional Registered Nurse.  A variety of clinicals are completed at a wide range of facilities. Faculty to student ratio in the clinical setting of 8:1 provides for a student-focused learning environment.  

The following courses must be completed prior to applying to the professional nursing major.  The selected GPA is calculated on these courses.

  • ENGL 120 – College Composition II – 3 credits
  • COMM 110 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking – 3 credits
  • PSYC 111 – Intro to Psychology – 3 credits      
  • SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology OR ANTH 111 - Introduction to Anthropology 

Completion of a minimum of 8 credits (of the 19 credits required for graduation) in the science category must be completed prior to applying to the professional nursing major:

  • CHEM 117/L – Chemical Concepts and Applications and Lab – 4 credits or CHEM 115/L Introductory Chemistry and Lab – 5 credits
  • BIOC 260 – Elements of Biochemistry – 4 credits
  • MICR 202/L – Intro to Microbiology and Lab – 3 credits
  • BIOL 220/L – Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab – 4 credits
  • BIOL 221/L – Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab – 4 credits 

Curriculum guides: Fall start or spring start or for Bismarck.  Please visit with your advisor for your plan of study.

Note: These guides are unofficial and are to be used for class planning purposes.

Please view the Undergraduate Bulletin for the Nursing Program course requirements.

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