Program Selection Process and Supplemental Application Forms

Diploma PN Selection Information (January 2024)

Diploma PN Fact sheet

LPN to RN Registered Nursing Fact sheet

2-year RN Selection Information (January 2024 — Hybrid Fargo and Wahpeton campus)

2 year AAS RN Fact sheet link

Program Selection Process
  1. Complete the NDSCS online application OR reapplication for Admission
  2. Complete the NDSCS Admission Department requirements.
  • Official high school transcript 
  • Official college transcript(s) from all college attended in the past. If you previously attended a North Dakota University System institution, we can retrieve the transcript(s) for you.
  • ACT, SAT, and/or ACCUPLACER test results
  • 2-MMR Immunizations, and if you are younger than 21 a Meningitis (Meningococcal) vaccine is also required.
  1. Nursing Application Steps for  for Selection
  • Review the Essential Functions form — if able to perform them all, you will sign in the next step. If you are unable to perform them all, please contact the Program Director, Deb Smith  
  • Complete the Nursing Supplemental Application

Nursing Program Supplemental Application

The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test (KNAT) is a 91-question, online, multiple-choice test that evaluates the basic reading, math, writing, and science skills of students seeking entry into a nursing program at NDSCS.

Instructions for the Resume:

Students will be scored based on resume format, content, and organization, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • Format:  maximum of 2 pages using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and 1” margins. Resume should be organized in a professional manner with name and contact information at the top. Use the categories below as the body of the resume and include dates of the experience in month/year format.
  • Give each of the following categories a header:

-Health Care Experience:  Include volunteer or paid work in a health care setting or any activity in a care giver role (including care of a family member), which is personal or professional. (Include dates)

-Other Work Experience:  Include role and job responsibilities. (Include dates.)

-Community Service:  Include active participation in a group/community, such as a student organization, neighborhood club, church, etc. (Include dates.)

-Leadership Experience:  Include leadership situations where you have taken the lead, been in charge of a particular effort, and/or have trained individuals or groups. (Include dates.)

-Cultural Experience:  Include any cultural life experiences/activities in which you have been involved. For example, interpreter services, campus diversity workshops/events, camps clubs, lived experience mission trips, and travel abroad. Focus on the intentionality of the cultural experience and how immersed you were in the cultural experience. (Include dates.) Also include:

                *Non-English Language Proficiency: For each language listed indicate the level of your speaking ability, writing ability, reading ability: native, fluent, basic, very basic.

  • 2 video submissions via Flipgrid – when ready to complete, contact Sonja Fenske ( for the next steps.