Minot State agreement with Lake Region makes it easier to earn a four-year nursing degree
The signing of an articulation agreement between Minot State University and Lake Region State College will take place in the Jones Room at Minot Stateís Student Center at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 22). This articulation agreement will make it easier for students to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Attending the signing will be presidents David Fuller from Minot State and Mike Bower from Lake Region State College. As well, Julie Traynor, the director of the Dakota Nursing Program based in Devils Lake, and Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, the MSU chair of the Department of Nursing, will be in attendance.
The articulation agreement with LRSC provides an opportunity for nurses to advance their education to the baccalaureate level. In the past, the two programs have collaborated to ensure a smooth transition for students from the LRSC Associate Degree in Nursing program into the MSU Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students can easily understand what LRSC courses transfer into MSUís program and what courses they need to complete at Minot State to allow a seamless transition into the BSN program.
The BSN program is available in a flexible and convenient online format with one designated clinical course. Individual clinical experiences where the students live are arranged by students under the direction of a qualified expert faculty. The program can be completed through either part-time and full-time studies, 18 months of full-time study would be required to obtain the BSN.