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Prospective Students

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When you become a Bobcat Nurse you join a community of nursing leaders located across the great state of Montana. Our shared mission is to enhance the health of the people of Montana, our nation, and the global community by providing leadership for professional nursing through excellence in education, research, practice and service. You will find our community to be supportive, engaged, and inclusive. Whether applying from within the state or transferring, we're here to help.

Learn more about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the classes, costs, and application requirements. Are you transferring? Here are some common  FAQs. Additionally, more information and resources can be found on our Undergraduate and Graduate Resource Pages.


Five Campuses - One College 



MRJCON Montana Nursing Direct Entry Program 

Direct entry to the Mark and Robyn Jones College of Nursing will be granted to Spring 2024 Montana high school graduates. Direct entry to the nursing program first requires admission to MSU, apply now as a prenursing major. Applying to MSU is free for Montana residents! 

Direct entry guarantees eligible students a spot in the MRJCON BSN nursing program. To maintain direct entry eligibility to the nursing BSN program students will need to: 

  • Continue enrollment at Montana State University 
  • Achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the required prenursing prerequisite courses
  • Earn grades of a C- or better in all prenursing prerequisite courses 


Our Community


COOP Nurse

The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP) is a supplemental student support program for Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing their nursing degree at Montana State University.


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Our faculty and staff advisors help our students in their academics, degree completion, and beyond.



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Montana Student Nurses Association gives our students an opportunity to engage in the professional nursing community


 Our Strengths

Clinical Hours & Simulation Labs

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With over 1,000 hours of student time in clinical locations and simulations labs, our students are well-prepared with real-world experience for their careers as nurses.



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Continuously accredited nationally since 1949, all of our degree programs are currently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.



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MN and DNP graduates have passed their national certification exams at rates close to 100%.


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The College of Nursing is a national leader in rural nursing research and is responsive to the evolving health needs of the people of Montana and the nation.

Rural Primary Care

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Enriching our classroom and clinical education with the primary care emphasis that is changing how healthcare is delivered in Montana.

Global Heath Nursing Partnerships

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Opportunities to participate in service-learning projects, clinical rotations, and nursing research in countries around the world.


 Plan Your Visit

 The MSU Office of Admissions offers many different options for visiting and exploring MSU. Many prospective students and their families choose to visit during MSU Friday, which offers an in-depth preview of college life at Montana State University.