R.N. to B.S.N. Admission Requirements
The UND 30-credit online R.N. to B.S.N. option for registered nurses is designed for registered nurses who are graduates of an associate degree program in nursing and want to earn a B.S.N. degree. Applications are accepted from licensed R.N.s, from either an accredited Diploma program or an accredited Associate Degree Program. Completed online applications received by July 1 will be considered for the following fall admission.
Applying to the R.N. to B.S.N. program is separate from applying to UND. Admission to UND needs to be complete before your application to the R.N. to B.S.N. program can be reviewed.
- An associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
- Current, unencumbered United States registered nursing license.
- Admission to the University of North Dakota.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.00 scale on all previous academic work and on any UND coursework completed.
- The R.N. to B.S.N. program may not be able to accommodate public health clinical experiences in some states due to state board of nursing regulations. Admission to the R.N. to B.S.N. program is based on the state regulations regarding the presence of online programs and clinical placement and the program’s ability to meet those requirements.
- Completion of a statistics course before or within the first semester of the program with a grade of “C” or better.
UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines policy requires students to provide proof of immunizations and submit a criminal background check. Additionally, some states or agencies require drug testing and/or fingerprints of students before they participate in clinical experiences. If the result of the check renders the student ineligible to complete the clinical nursing course, the student may be subject to dismissal from the nursing program. Students are responsible for any associated costs.
The UND Registrar’s Office evaluates and records transfer credit, and the Department of Nursing evaluates nursing credits. The University generally honors credits from regionally accredited degree-granting institutions whereas, NLN-accredited nursing programs generally are honored by the UND Department of Nursing. Registered nurses who are associate degree graduates should contact the Office of Student Services for guidance. Course syllabi may be required for evaluation of transfer credit. Credits by exam are not accepted from other schools.