YES, all applicants must provide evidence of a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse (RN). However, it is not required to be working as a nurse.
The RN to BSN completion program operates under a rolling acceptance model. Students can start fall, spring or summer with applications being accepted anytime during the year for the next available semester. Future student just need to indicate their intended start semester and year.
YES, all didactic courses will be offered online. Most courses will be offered using an eight-week block schedule. There are two 45 hour clinical courses that are not online but are offered in the students local area.
YES, there two courses (Nursing Leadership and Management and Nursing in the Community) which each require a one credit hour clinical. These are Faculty-Led Clincal Mentor Courses which are pass/fail.
Montana State University Billings is an accredited institution through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).The RN to BSN baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Montana State University Billings is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)
To begin the process, learn how to get started and fill out an application. For more information, parties may contact the College of Health Professions and Science at 406-896-5848.