The MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing offers the only public generic baccalaureate nursing program in the state of Montana. Since its inception in 1937, the College of Nursing has been a multi-campus program, making effective use of educational and clinical resources in the state. The College's administration is located on the main campus of MSU-Bozeman.

Undergraduates complete upper division coursework in one of the state's major populations areas: Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell or Missoula (see our Campuses page.) With their greater population concentrations, these communities possess health care facilities that provide the degree of complexity, size and diversity of patient population needed for upper division clinical experience. Each of the College's campuses has resident faculty who serve both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate clinical sections usually have eight to ten students per faculty member, and students are able to form close relationships with their faculty, advisors and fellow students.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can be completed in eight semesters with appropriate planning; please see your advisor for program of study planning. The first and second years are a mixture of nursing preparatory courses and the core curriculum—courses in the arts, sciences and humanities that are required of all MSU students. By the junior year, students are well prepared to work with patients. During the junior and senior years students participate in clinical work in a variety of hospital and health care facilities in their upper division community area.

Required Lower-Division Courses

The lower division courses, which include pre-nursing pre-requisites, must be completed prior to progression to upper-division courses. See the MSU Catalog for complete curriculum listing


Required Upper- Division Courses


Required nursing curriculum courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and no more than one repeat of a course is accepted. The College of Nursing does not accept "C-" as a passing grade in required courses. See the MSU Catalog for complete curriculum listing

Elective Credits

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. The University requires that 42 of these credits be in courses numbered 300 and above. The College of Nursing requires that 55 credits be in courses numbered 300 and above.

Placement Application Information

Find out more about the upper division placement application process.

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