Learn to care for patients and their families as a registered nurse,
masters-prepared nurse or nurse practitioner.

MSU’s College of Nursing offers a bachelor’s of science in nursing, a master’s of science in nursing and a doctorate of nursing practice degree. Undergraduate students complete their upper-level coursework at one of the college’s five campus sites in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell or Missoula, ensuring each student is able to complete more than 1,000 hours of clinical learning experiences in a variety of settings. All campuses offer the latest simulation technology to create scenarios students may encounter in practice. MSU boasts the only graduate nursing program in the state. Students who complete both the undergraduate and graduate programs consistently score well above the national average in licensing and certification examinations.

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About the College

Undergraduates in the College of Nursing work hands-on from start to finish, using simulation labs to bridge the gap from theory to practice.

Clinical rotations in sites across Montana give students the experience they need to provide excellent and diverse care throughout their careers. Plus, nursing professors and students conduct important research on key topics such
as culturally appropriate care and rural health.


Facts & Stats

  • Students have the ability to work inpatient simulation labs during their lower-division credits, which enhances the hands-on learning environment needed to excel in a nursing education and career. 
  • After students satisfy their lower-division credits, they apply for formal admission into the MSU Nursing Program for their five semesters of nursing-specific course work. These semesters take place athospitals and campuses located in Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell and Missoula where students work with real-life patients and doctors. 
  • The hands-on learning experiences that they receive at these clinical locations across the state prepares students for the complexity, diversity and size of patient populations needed to excel in a clinical nursing education and career. 
  • Our nursing students have a 96% job placement rate after graduating from MSU, as well as a 96% passing average on the national nursing exam, compared to the national average of 90%. Our Nursing students are also our second-highest paid graduates!


College Website

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Learn more about the College of Nursing and what opportunities are available for students.

Degrees & Majors

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Explore all of the different academic majors, minors and options available for students.



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