The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is associated with high quality patient care, positive outcomes, and saving lives. Graduates are prepared to take the licensure examination to become Registered Nurses and work in a variety of patient care settings.
Overall job opportunities for Registered Nurses are expected to be excellent, offering the largest number of new jobs of any occupation in the United States. In coming years nearly half of open positions will be in physicians' offices, followed by home health care services, nursing care facilities, employment services, and hospitals. (Source: U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Role of the RN with a BSN
Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing will:
- Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records
- Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients
- Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention and provide case management
- Fulfill professional roles in nursing science, research, leadership, and nursing informatics
- Be sought by employers as a goal of the Institute of Medicine recommendation from The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010) is to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by the year 2020.
Is nursing right for you?
Registered Nurses should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. They must be able to direct or supervise others, assess patient conditions, and take appropriate action for positive outcomes. They need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stressors of the health care profession.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Minot State University is:
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
- Approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing
- Taught by faculty with exceptional professional, clinical, and academic credentials
Bachelor of Science in Nursing students:
- Graduate with a broad background in sciences, liberal arts, and general education
- Experience high-fidelity clinical simulation experiences in the Nursing Clinical Laboratory
- Assist geriatric patients maintain independence by providing care in the Adult Health Maintenance Clinic
- Participate in nearly 1,000 clinical hours providing experiences in urban and rural hospitals, nursing homes, community-public health agencies, and specialized facilities
The Department of Nursing is dedicated to delivering students the best possible education and the personal attention they need to succeed.
Acceptance into the Bachelor of Nursing program is not automatic. See the details and information on our Nursing Guaranteed Admission Policy.
College of Education and Health Sciences
Our reputation: The College of Education and Health Sciences is internationally known for producing quality professionals in education, human services, and health science .
Our department: Energetic and dynamic, the Department of Nursing consists of pre-nursing students enrolled nursing students, and online students in the RN to BSN Program.
Our faculty: Our faculty members are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community.
RN to BSN Program
Our department offers a BSN degree online for licensed Registered Nurses. To learn more, visit our Nursing Department web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.
MSU Department of Nursing Chair
Phone: 701-858-3101 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3101