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
2023 Montana high school graduates. The priority deadline is January 15, 2023 for
a fall 2023 start. 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
- 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
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
Our faculty and staff advisors help our students in their academics, degree completion,
Montana Student Nurses Association gives our students an opportunity to engage in
the professional nursing community
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.
Continuously accredited nationally since 1949, all of our degree programs are currently
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
MN and DNP graduates have passed their national certification exams at rates close
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.
Enriching our classroom and clinical education with the primary care emphasis that
is changing how healthcare is delivered in Montana.
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.