There are several options for nursing students at MSU Billings.  Students are encouraged to research and visit with academic advisors to find the option that fits best for them.

Pre-requisites for transfer to a bachelor’s program

The Pre-Nursing curriculum at MSU Billings is designed in conjunction with the College of Nursing at Montana State University in Bozeman.  This two-year pre-nursing program fulfills the basic undergraduate general education requirements and the College of Nursing requirements WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FIVE (5) LOWER DIVISION NURSING COURSES.  One of these five lower division courses is available online through MSU-Bozeman.  The remaining four (4) lower division nursing courses are taught at the Bozeman Campus and are offered on a limited basis at the Billings campus.

Upper Division placement is competitive and based strictly on a “selected” Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation.  Due to occasional changes in the curriculum, it is essential to contact the pre-nursing advisor before course selection.

The Accelerated BSN Program is for students who already have their Bachelor’s and are looking to go into nursing, while the Traditional BSN Program is for students who haven't completed their Bachelor's degree.

For additional details, you can also write directly to MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing, contact the director at the Billings Extended Campus of the MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing located on the MSU Billings campus, Apsaruke Hall Room 121, 406-657-1770, or contact Advising at MSU Billings.

ASN to BSN: Degree Completion

Students who are have an unencumbered RN license and have an associate of science degree in nursing can pursue an RN to BSN degree completion program to complete their bachelor’s degree in nursing. Contact the College of Health Professions and Science at (406) 896-5831 for more information.

Certified Nurse Assistant, Certificate of Applied Science in Practical Nursing, Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ASN)

City College also has several options for students interested in the nursing field. The Workforce Training Center offers a Nurse Assistant Course and the Health and Safety Programs offer practical and registered nursing options.


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