A 3.0 GPA or higher in all nursing prerequisite courses.

All required prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better

You have a total of two retakes to achieve a grade of C- or higher in all of your prerequisites.

At least three of the five required natural science courses (BIOH 201, BIO 211, BIOM 250, CHMY 121, and CHMY 123) must be completed with a grade of C- or better, and one of those three must be BIOH 201, to apply.

While completing the Nursing CAS application, students are asked to rank the campuses in order of their preference. Preferences are honored in descending order by holistic rank.

The holistic application looks at experience, attributes, and metrics of students through essay questions.

No entrance exam is required.

The ABSN program is only for students with a prior non-nursing bachelor’s degree.  The curricular differ slightly with some streamlined coursework.  The clinical requirements are essentially the same.

80% of students get offered placement. This number varies by application cycle. 

ABSN: sixteen students placed at each location for a total of eighty students.

BSN: 112 students in Fall and Spring (total = 224) with the distribution listed below (per semester):

Billings: 40 | Bozeman: 24 | Great Falls: 16 | Kalispell: 8| Missoula: 24

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