Welcome to the website for the College of Nursing at Montana State University. This is an exciting year for the College of Nursing as we are celebrating our 75th anniversary. Our legacy in nursing education in Montana is rich as we are the only state supported baccalaureate program and the only graduate program. We offer a variety of educational programs that prepare our graduates for the exciting, rapidly changing world of health care. This website will provide you with information about those different programs as well as about the college and faculty in general.
The college has four main campuses and one outreach site. Our baccalaureate program is offered at each of those sites but follows the same curriculum. The educational experiences offered to students at the different sites may vary somewhat, but are always excellent and consistent with the curriculum. In addition to our traditional baccalaureate program, we offer an accelerated program on our Bozeman and Great Falls campuses to students who already have degree in a major other than nursing. Our master’s program prepares family nurse practitioners, family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse leaders primarily through distance delivery methods..
Faculty in the college are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished researchers. The range of their scholarly interests is broad and includes, for example, environmental health issues related to radon and mercury, the stress of military families during deployment, generational and cultural differences in end-of-life decision making, and Native American elder abuse. The activities of our faculty scholars are supported by the Office of Research and Scholarship within the college.
Our students are high achievers and are well prepared for professional practice. Graduates of the baccalaureate program consistently pass the NCLEX licensing examination at a rate well above the national average as do our nurse practitioner graduates as they write the national certification exam.
If you are interested in joining us as a student or a faculty member, or reconnecting with us if you are an alumnus, do not hesitate to call or e-mail. We would be eager to tell you more about the college and nursing as a career.
Helen Melland, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor