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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is associated with high-quality patient care, positive outcomes, and saving lives. As a graduate, you will be prepared to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse and work in a variety of healthcare settings. With your degree, you will be sought after by employers as a goal of the Institute of Medicine recommendation from The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010) 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. You must be able to direct or supervise others, correctly assess patients’ conditions, and determine when consultation is required. You need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

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Employment outlook
Overall job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent, offering the largest number of new jobs for any occupation in the United States. Positions for registered nurses will be available in physician/provider offices, home health care services, public and community health settings, nursing care facilities, and acute care hospitals. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Get involved
As a nursing major, you’re invited to join the active Nursing Student Association (NSA). NSA provides students with leadership skill development, educational opportunities, and community service opportunities.
Role of the registered nurse
Your role as a registered nurse with a BSN degree means you 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.
Learn with us
As a nursing student, you will:
  • Receive supervision and instruction from faculty with exceptional professional and academic credentials
  • Graduate with a broad background in sciences, liberal arts, and general education
  • Experience high-fidelity clinical simulation experiences in clinical simulation
  • Assist clients in remaining independent through care provided by nursing student in the department’s Adult Health Management Clinic
  • Participate in over 1,000 hours of clinical experience in urban and rural hospitals, nursing homes, community public health agencies, and specialized facilities.
This program is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.