Nursing

NDSCS offers Practical Nursing (A.A.S. degree), Registered Nursing (A.A.S. degree) and Registered Nursing (A.S.N. degree). These are selective enrollment programs and applicants must meet specific criteria for selection.

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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) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, 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
2019-20 93% 98% 61%
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.

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The NDSCS Registered Nursing Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, 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.

RN to BSN Dual Acceptance Program
Click here to learn about Minnesota State University Moorhead's RN to BSN Program.

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 Registered Nursing Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, 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.

RN to BSN Dual Acceptance Program
Click here to learn about Minnesota State University Moorhead's RN to BSN Program.

Click here to learn about North Dakota Stat University's RN to BSN Program.

NDSCS Registered Nursing (ASN) Program Data
Year Pass Rate Placement Rate Completion Rate
2019-20 80% 100% 80%
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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