The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a four year course of study and provides a broad background of courses in liberal arts, sciences, and general education as a minimum foundation for professional nursing. A graduate is prepared as a generalist practitioner in nursing and is qualified to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse. Minot State Universityís nursing program provides experiences in meeting human needs holistically along the health illness continuum. The organizing framework for the nursing programís curriculum is founded on the philosophical metaparadigm constructs of persons/humans, environment, health and nursing. Key curricular components emphasized throughout the curriculum are derived from the mission and philosophy and defined as professionalism, research, holistic health, and globalization. These four key curricular components are integral to the nursing curriculum.
Students with a nursing license, prior education and experiential qualifications may apply to the Nursing program for admission. All academic requirements of the university must be met by achievement of credits, transfer credit, validation of prior learning by mechanisms providing for the demonstration of achievement of objectives, approved College Level Examination Performance (CLEP), Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, and other measures of equivalency established for establishing credit.