North Dakota State University BSN


Basic Information: North Dakota State University is located in Fargo, North Dakota.  This program is set up for the entry-level freshman wishing to gain their BSN or transfer students who have completed their general education requirements.

Must Dos: Students must apply to North Dakota State University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: The program is four years long with nursing courses starting in fall of sophomore year.  The BSN course plan can be found here

Nursing Prerequisites: 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 

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 or higher.

Application Information: The application for the College of Nursing can be found here.  The nursing school application must be submitted by April 20th for fall admission or September 20th for spring admission. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.  The application information for North Dakota State University can be found here

Admission Tests: No admission tests listed.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here.

Updated: November 2018.