About the Department

Through the completion of a degree within the Department of Nursing at Dickinson State University, you will have attained the education necessary to make a significant impact upon the state of North Dakota and the surrounding region, improving both the health and quality of life of its citizens. Our goal is to foster students’ development into knowledgeable healthcare professionals who are adequately prepared to serve in a continually-evolving healthcare environment.

Degrees

To view all degrees and programs offered by this department, please visit our catalog.

Online RN TO BSN Completion Program

The ADRN to BSN online program is taking applications for the fall 2020 semester.

The Department of Nursing offers an online RN TO BSN completion program. The program, delivered entirely online,  is only available to nurses who have previously completed an Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADRN) or Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) program and are currently licensed as Registered Nurses (RNs). RNs who are interested in obtaining a BSN degree will find that this online method of delivery allows for increased accessibility and flexibility, building upon their prior nursing knowledge and experience.

Detailed Program Information

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant Flyer

Click here for the CNA registration page

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for the AASPN, LPN Degree Program

  • Application Deadline is February 1st, for all materials to the DSU Department of Nursing
  • Official High School transcripts, or GED, and/or all college and university transcripts. Minimum 2.25 high school or college GPA, or GED of 145 or 450
  • Algebra: minimum high school or college accepted, Grade of C, or Math GED 145 or 410
  • Chemistry: minimum of high school or college , or Science GED of 145 or 410
  • Completed NDUS application for DSU
  • Completed DSU Department of Nursing AASPN application
  • English as a second language requires TOFEL - Scores to be 22. Or attain a minimum grade of C in ASC 088
  • Or, transferring students from regionally accredited colleges need to complete ENGL110 with C or higher 

Admission Requirements for the BSN, RN Completion Degree Program

Application Deadline is February 1st, for all materials to DSU Department of Nursing

  • Official college and university transcripts with a cumulative college and cumulative nursing courses GPA with a minimum 2.50
  • Verifiable evidence of unencumbered nurse licensure, LPN , ADRN, or RN diploma
  • Completed DSU Department of Nursing BSN application
  • Completed NDUS application for DSU
  • English as a second language requires TOFEL - Scores to be 22. Or attain a minimum grade of C in ASC 088
  • Or, transferring students from regionally accredited colleges need to complete ENGL110 with C or higher 

See Department policy handbook for further details, and for the alternate admission to the BSN completion program.

Contact the Department of Nursing for information regarding admission to the ADRN to BSN program.  It is located on this website in the Department of Nursing Policy Handbook.  

Approval & Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) The AASPN and BSN programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

North Dakota Board of Nursing The AASPN and BSN programs are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. The Board’s address is: 919 South 7th St., Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504-5881. The Board’s phone number is: 701-328-9777. Their website can be found at www.ndbon.org 

Graduate Achievement Data

LPN, AASPN Graduate Achievement Data

Year

DSU N-CLEX

Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate

(up to 10 months post-graduation)

Program Completion Rate

(@1.5 years length of curriculum plan)

2016

92%

81%

60%

2017

100%

81%

27%

2018

100%

57%

38%

RN, BSN Graduate Achievement Data

Year

DSU N-CLEX

Pass Rate

Job Placement Rate

(up to 10 months post-graduation)

Program Completion Rate

(@1.5 years length of curriculum plan)

2016

92%

90%

100%

2017

94%

100%

100%

2018

100%

100%

100%