Our 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.

State Wide

With campuses in five cities (Billings , BozemanGreat Falls,Kalispell and Missoula) throughout Montana, MSU is the largest supplier of BSN, MN, and DNP nurses in the state.

Graduate Studies

We offer a Master of Nursing (ADRN to MN or BSN to MN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (Family/Individual, Psych/Mental Health), as well as a Certificate in Nursing Education.


Whether formally applying to transfer or exploring the options, we're here to help.  Transfer student FAQs

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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Average 90% pass rate for first-time takers of the NCLEX national licensing examination – well above the national average. 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 Opportunities

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



Our Community


native students

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 Place

Bozeman, Montana

Bozeman, Montana

There's a reason Bozeman is considered a "dream town" and lauded by many for offering high quality of life. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the Gallatin Valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. Add the cultural amenities of a local symphony and museums, the vibrancy of a college community and an energetic downtown, Bozeman is the complete package. 
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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. 


College of Nursing

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173560
Bozeman, MT 59717-3560

Tel: (406) 994-3783
Fax: (406) 994-6020
E-mail: nursing@montana.edu

Location: Anna Pearl Sherrick Hall
Dean: Sarah E. Shannon,PhD, RN, FAAN