CO-OP Support Services

Nurse in front of TepeeThe Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP) is a support program for Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing their nursing degree at Montana State University. CO-OP’s goals are to increase the enrollment of American Indian and Alaska Native nursing students in the College of Nursing at Montana State University and build a strong pool of American Indian and Alaksa Native nurses who are prepared for practice, management, and leadership to serve Indian Country.

Our program is designed to meet the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students by offering the following student support services:

  • Culturally competent academic advising
  • Tutoring and community study sessions
  • Seminar for Native American and Alaska Native nursing students
  • Summer program held prior to the University’s fall semester to prepare students for college life
  • Stipends for qualified students
  • Strong support networks for Native American and Alaska Native students in pursuit of a Nursing degree
  • National Council Licensure Examination(NCLEX) support
  • Resume and job application assistance after graduation

 
CO-OP supports students in the College of Nursing Graduate Program, which includes:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree; Family/ Individual
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, Psych/Mental Health
  • Certificate in Nursing Education

For more information on the College of Nursing Graduate Program, please contact College of Nursing Montana State University at 406-994-3783 or http://www.montana.edu/nursing/academic/mn.php

* This program is supported by funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Indian Health Service