Frequently Asked Questions
The Pre-Nursing curriculum at MSU Billings is designed in conjunction with the College of Nursing at Montana State University-Bozeman. This two year pre-nursing program fulfills the basic undergraduate general education requirements and the College of Nursing requirements WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOUR (4) LOWER DIVISION NURSING COURSES. The four (4) lower division nursing courses are taught at the Bozeman Campus and/or MAY be offered at the Billings campus.
Pre-Nursing students should apply for upper division (junior and senior years) placement during their second semester at MSU Billings. Upper Division placement is competitive and based strictly on a "selected" Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation. Due to occasional changes in the curriculum, it is essential to contact the pre-nursing advisor in the MSU Billings Advising Center before course selection.
Students interested in details of the complete MSUBozeman program may write directly to MSU Bozeman College of Nursing or contact the advisor at the Billings Extended Campus of the MSU Bozeman College of Nursing located on the MSU Billings campus, 100 McMullen Hall (657-2240).
Students are reminded that a Licensed Practical Nursing Program is available at the MSU Billings College of Technology. The chairperson of the Health Occupations Department may be reached at 247-3000.
Associate of Science degrees in nursing can be obtained in Montana at MSU-Northern (Havre) and Miles City Community College (Miles City) and in Wyoming at Sheridan College (Sheridan). The Bachelor's degree in nursing can be obtained in Montana at Montana Tech, MSU-Northern (Havre), Carroll College (Helena), or MSU Bozeman.