The Montana State University College of Nursing has been educating students
for careers in nursing since 1937. It is the oldest state-supported institution
offering nursing education in Montana and the only institution offering master's
degrees in nursing.
The undergraduate Baccalaureate Program has had continuous
approval by the State Board of Nursing since 1937 and has received continuous
national accreditation since 1949. The accreditation process evaluates the
College in relation to national standards of excellence in nursing education.
The baccalaureate program includes two years of lower-division study that can
be completed at any campus and two years of study at an upper-division campus
site (Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula). Faculty members
are assigned to a campus where they live, work and supervise students in a
variety of health care agencies. Graduates of the program are recommended for
admission to the licensing examination for registered nurses. MSU graduates
are highly successful on the NCLEX-RN (State Board) examinations, consistently
achieving very high pass rates.
The College also works closely with Licensed Practical
Nurses (LPNs) who
wish to become registered nurses (RNs) through baccalaureate education.
The College's Distance Graduate Program has been nationally recognized for
excellence in the areas of rural nursing practice, theory development and research,
and for the preparation of health care providers to serve rural states. This
program is also nationally accredited.
Select one of the online forms to request more information about those programs:
Info about our BSN Program
Info about our Graduate (MN) Programs