- Adult-Gerontological NP
- Advanced Public Health Nurse
- Accelerated BSN
- BSN On-campus
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- Nurse Educator
- PhD in Nursing
- Psychiatric and Mental Health
- RN to BSN
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Nutrition
- MS in Nutrition
- Social Work
- MSW Distance Concentration
- MSW On Campus Concentration
- MSW Distance Foundation
Information on this page is for admission to nursing courses in Spring 2017 or earlier
Important Deadlines and Dates
Applications for fall admission, personal statement, and all current transcripts due.
Petitions pertaining to fall admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program must be submitted.
Applications for Spring admission and personal statements due.
Final transcripts due for any summer coursework for spring applicants and fall admits to Nursing.
Petitions pertaining to spring admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program must be submitted.
Application Criteria For Consideration For Admission To Nursing
Admission and Application
The College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program admits approximately 56 students to start nursing classes each fall and spring semester. All required nursing courses are offered every fall and spring. Selection is made on the basis of academic record of core courses and points awarded for the personal statement submitted by each applicant.
Students will be notified by mail of admission or denial of admission to the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines in March 31 for fall applicants and October 31 for spring applicants. This letter will contain specific instructions for those who have been admitted. Applicants who are not granted admission are eligible to reapply. The number of applicants typically exceeds the available spaces, therefore students cannot be guaranteed admission to the nursing major.
NOTE: Students will be automatically assigned to the catalog active at the time of admission to the Nursing program unless they request otherwise.
Prior to applying to the program, the following must be completed:
- Admission to the University of North Dakota.
- All transcripts from other universities or colleges must be submitted to the University of North Dakota.
- Documented completion of the following courses or equivalents and their prerequisites with a letter grade of C or better by designated application deadline:
- ENGL 110 and 120, or 125, or 130
- PSYC 111
- SOC 110 or 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 115/Lab and 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- ANAT 204/Lab
- MATH 103
- PSYC 250 or PSYC 270 (both required before starting nursing classes).
Core courses used in admission calculation:
- ENGL 120 or 125 or 130
- PSYC 111
- SOC 110 or 115, or ANTH 171
- CHEM 116/Lab, or the sequence of CHEM 122/Lab and BIOL 150/Lab and BIOL 151/Lab
- ANAT 204/Lab
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam results, math placement results, and English Composition waivers will be accepted according to current university policy. Students may petition to establish credit through special examinations according to University policy.
Students transferring to the UND Nursing program from other accredited institutions must fulfill the same minimum prerequisite requirements as current UND students. The first requirement for admission to the Nursing program is admission to UND. During that admission process student's transfer work will be evaluated. Equivalency of courses from other campuses should be verified by contacting the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Office of Student Services as early as possible. All qualified students are considered on merit.
- Overall GPA (including transfer work) and UND GPA of 2.50 or higher
- Signed functional abilities release statement. To be submitted in the online application process.
- Completion of a one to two page typed, and double-spaced Personal Statement which addresses:
- "How have your life experiences shaped who you are today?"
- "How do you see yourself contributing to the profession of nursing?
- "Why should you be admitted to this program?
This statement will be submitted in the online application process
- Complete on-line application for admission to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines nursing program.
- All requirements must be successfully completed in order for the application to be considered for admission. Submission of the application does not guarantee admission to the nursing program of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. Qualified applicants are selected based on the core course GPA, points for personal statement, and additional points awarded for a previously qualified application in the past year. Application to the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines nursing program does NOT constitute application to the University of North Dakota. If not already admitted to the University, students may apply online.
Admission Acceptance Criteria
Upon notice of admission to the Nursing Program, students must submit the following by the date indicated on the Admission Acceptance Form. Failure to do so by deadline will result in loss of nursing placement.
- Sign and return Admission Acceptance Form.
- Submit non-refundable $75.00 deposit on program fee.
- Completion of required verifications
Undergraduate students must possess the functional ability to perform in several categories such as:
- gross motor skills
- fine motor skills
- physical endurance
- physical strength
- arithmetic competence
- emotional stability
- analytical thinking
- critical thinking skills
- interpersonal skills
- communications skills
It is recognized, however, that degrees of ability vary widely among individuals. The Functional Ability form, or common activities/tasks required in the nursing profession for undergraduate nursing students, may be found by clicking on the link below or is available upon request.
Individuals with questions about abilities should contact the Office of Student Services.
Complete online application for admission to the On-Campus BSN track of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.