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Pre-Nursing Program

The Pre-Nursing curriculum at Montana State University 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 year 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 MSU Bozeman program and application process may write directly to MSU Bozeman College of Nursing or call them at 406-994-3783.

Students are reminded that a Licensed Practical Nursing Program and an AS Registered Nursing Program are available at the City College at Montana State University Billings. For more information contact Jacket Student Central at 247-3019.

Other Montana schools that offer both AAS Practical Nursing and AS Registered Nursing degrees include Helena College, Flathead Valley Community College, and Missoula College.  Great Falls College offers just an AAS Practical Nursing degree.  Montana Tech offers an AS Registered Nursing degree in addition to the BS Nursing degree.  Salish Kootenai College offers an AS degree in addition to the BS Nursing degree.  Montana State University Northern offers an AS Nursing program in addition to the BS Nursing degree. Carroll College also offers a BS Nursing degree.

Some Wyoming schools that offer nursing programs include:  Northwest College offering a Practical Nursing certificate and an AAS Registered Nursing degree and Sheridan College offering an Associate of Science degree.

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