Billings Montana

"Billings is only a stone's throw from the Abasaroka-Beartooth Wilderness area, one of the largest in the country and home to Granite Peak, Montana's tallest at 12,807 feet. Anglers enjoy the wide, braided waters of the Bighorn River to the east and the boulder-strewn Stillwater River to the west. The hills to the northwest are a playground for climbers, trail runners and mountain bikers. Yellowstone National Park is less than three hours away. Better yet, it's substantially more affordable than already discovered Montana adventure hubs like Missoula and Bozeman"

Outside Magazine, 2016

 

Leadership


Campus Director
Debbie Fischer, MS, RN
406-657-1770
Assistant Campus Director
Jeanne Conner, MN, APRN, FNP
Administrative Associate
Sharon Poore
Administrative Associate
Patty Lucas
 
Administrative Associate
Ellen Thompson
 
 
 

Bobcat Nurse Profile

Maria Strutzel Billings

 

 "I'm a nontraditional student who decided on nursing after 6-years in the Navy. My passion for nursing was already evident, and it was amplified through the coursework and support I had in every step of this program. The Billings campus is so fortunate to have both St. Vincents and Billings Clinic because it maximizes opportunities of learning. Thanks to this program I feel prepared to think critically and confidently present myself as a leader and as a part of a team. I was fortunate to find mentors in my professors along the way which helped me find my own voice and place in nursing. This program teaches future nurses everything from the very specifics of competent nursing care to the infinite impact this profession can have on the world around us.” - Maria Strutzel, 2020 Bobcat Nurse Graduate

 Quick Facts 

 
Location: Apsaruke Hall building on MSU-Billings (MSU-B) campus 

 

Student and Faculty

Major Clinical Partners
  • 31 Total Faculty
  • 216 Total Students
  • 40 Traditional BSN Cohort are admitted fall and spring
  • 16 Accelerated BSN Cohort are admitted every summer
 

Resources

 
Transportation

 Child Care

Student transportation is essential, especially during clinical rotations.

The cost of on-campus parking is; Annual $125, Academic $100, Semester $60, Summer $45, Motorcycle (annual) $25.

MSU-Billings Detailed Parking Information and Maps

Child care referrals are available by calling the Day Care Referral (Human Resources Development Council) at 406-284-1477 or stopping by at 7 N. 31st St. 

You will be asked to complete a Child Care Needs form. They will then provide a list of available daycare sites.

Housing

Computer Labs

The median housing price as of September 2021 is $300,000. 

Apartments rent for between $625-$1200 per month. Check the local newspaper, as well as the bulletin boards in the SUB and Apsaruke Hall on the MSUB campus. 

Low income housing may be available. Contact the Housing Authority of Billings (Section 8 program) at 406-245-0387.

Rooms in residence halls are availble on the MSUB campus. Call Housing and Residential Life at 406-657-2333.

MSU-Billings Residence Life Housing Guide

Students have access to computer labs in the MSUB Library and Information Commons, located on the first floor of the library.

The computer lab in Apsaruke Hall is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursday.

The lab is only open to nursing students and printing is free of charge. 

Counseling Services  Counseling Services Fees

Option 1)  MSU Bozeman Services: Students in Billings interestedin telemental health (TMH) services through MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services can contact CPS for an intake appointment.

CPS:  http://www.montana.edu/counseling     406-994-4531

Option 2)  MSU Billings services: MSU CON students in Billings may access mental health services at the MSU-Billings Student Health Services.

www.msubillings.edu/studenthealth/mentalhealth.htm

406-657-2153

Option 1)  MSU-CON students on the Billings campus can access ongoing telemental health counseling services through MSU Bozeman Counseling and Psychological Services.

Students wishing to access ongoing TMH services through CPS will pay the MSU student health fee by calling 406-994-2311.

Option 2) MSU CON students can pay the MSU-Billings health fee to access mental health services through their Student Health Services

Students can pay the fee at the Cashier’s window in McMullen Hall basement, or at the cashier’s window at City College. Students then bring the receipt as documentation to the Student Health Services office and have access to services through the semester.

Additional Mental Health Resources