Nursing

NDSCS-Fargo Practical Nursing cohorts are offered on a periodic basis. Contact 701-671-2967 for future start dates.

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Practical Nursing (A.A.S. degree)
Practical Nursing (A.A.S. degree)

The Practical Nursing program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing or wish transfer to an associate or bachelor’s program for nursing.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Fargo, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Registered Nursing (A.A.S. degree)
Registered Nursing (A.A.S. degree)

The two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Registered Nursing program is available to applicants wishing to become a Registered Nurse.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Registered Nursing (A.S.N. degree)
Registered Nursing (A.S.N. degree)

The Associate in Science in Nursing program is available to AAS or AS Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to continue their nursing education and become a Registered Nurse.

  • Type: A.S. in Nursing degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Health Science


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Practical Nursing (Associate in Applied Science degree) 

The two-year curriculum awards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing. Graduates have excellent opportunity for immediate entry into the health profession and/or transfer to an associate or bachelor’s program in nursing.

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The NDSCS Practical Nursing Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 and has full approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON), 919 South 7th Street, Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504, 701-328-9777.

NDSCS Practical Nursing Program Data
Year Pass Rate Placement Rate Completion Rate
2018-19 95% TBA 43%
2017-18 95% 98% 64%
2016-17 91% 97% 65%

Pass Rate: First time NCLEX-PN pass rate
Placement Rate: Graduates who are employed within one year of graduation. Placement Rate includes employment and continuing education data.
Completion Rate: Accepted students who attended the first day of class and graduated from the program.

Practical Nursing Program and Student Learning Outcomes

Registered Nursing (Associate in Applied Science degree) - Two-Year RN

This two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Registered Nursing program is available to applicants wishing to become a Registered Nurse. As a nursing student and graduate from NDSCS, you will have many opportunities for growth and development as a professional nurse. Employment opportunities to begin your career are immediately available in multiple areas of practice. In addition, graduates will have the opportunity for transfer to an institution to obtain your Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

ACEN Seal

The NDSCS Practical Nursing Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 and has full approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON), 919 South 7th Street, Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504, 701-328-9777.

NDSCS Registered Nursing (AAS) Program Data
Year Pass Rate Placement Rate Completion Rate
2018-19 100% TBA 67%

Pass Rate: First time NCLEX-RN pass rate
Placement Rate: Graduates who are employed within one year of graduation. Placement Rate includes employment and continuing education data.
Completion Rate: Accepted students who attended the first day of class and graduated from the program.

Registered Nursing Program and Student Learning Outcomes

Registered Nursing (Associate in Science in Nursing degree) - LPN to RN

This one-year program is available to licensed practical nurses with an Associate in Science in Nursing degree (ASN) who wish to continue their nursing education and become a Registered Nurse. Graduates have an excellent opportunity for immediate employment and/or transfer to a baccalaureate or masters program for nursing.

ACEN Seal

The NDSCS Practical Nursing Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 and has full approval from the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON), 919 South 7th Street, Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504, 701-328-9777.

NDSCS Registered Nursing (ASN) Program Data
Year Pass Rate Placement Rate Completion Rate
2018-19 100% TBA 80%
2017-18 91% 100% 75%
2016-17 100% 92% 68.4%
2015-16 100% 100% 81%

Pass Rate: First time NCLEX-RN pass rate
Placement Rate: Graduates who are employed within one year of graduation. Placement Rate includes employment and continuing education data.
Completion Rate: Accepted students who attended the first day of class and graduated from the program.

Registered Nursing Program and Student Learning Outcomes

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Programs, Degrees & Certificates

Practical Nursing Graduates from 2017-18 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
57 306 $2,863 $3,813 98%
Registered Nursing Graduates from 2017-18 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
12 280 $4,011 $4,420 100%
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NDSCS Registered Nursing programs receive Initial Accreditation from ACEN

05-29-2018
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has formally granted initial accreditation to the NDSCS Registered Nursing programs.

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Practical Nursing students

NDSCS Practical Nursing cohort achieves 100% first-time pass rate on national exam

05-29-2018
The NDSCS Practical Nursing Southeast North Dakota cohort achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

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NDSCS Registered Nursing program to accept new students annually beginning in fall 2019

12-13-2017
The College will start a new class of Associate in Applied Science Registered Nursing (AAS RN) students every fall beginning in 2019.

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