Nursing Schools in North Dakota

Nursing schools in North Dakota offer students the opportunity to receive a Certificate, Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADS) or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Programs take between two and four years to complete based on the type of education one pursues. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) as well as complete an accredited program in order to be able to receive a license in North Dakota. Visit the nursing schools page for additional information on education and careers.

Registered Nurses in North Dakota can make a salary between $46,000 to $74,000 per year. The list below shows registered nurse salaries in areas throughout North Dakota.

  • Fargo: $59,000
  • Bismarck: $56,000
  • Grand Forks: $59,000

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Top Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Programs in North Dakota By Number of Graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs usually take 9 - 12 months to complete and you would have to pass a licensing exam prior to being licensed in the state. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of LPN program students enrolled.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Williston State CollegeWilliston, NDLPNwillistonstate.edu
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Lake Region State CollegeDevils Lake, NDLPNlrsc.edu
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Bismarck State CollegeBismarck, NDLPNbismarckstate.edu
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Dakota College at BottineauBottineau, NDLPNdakotacollege.edu
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Top Associate Level Registered Nurse (RN) Programs in North Dakota By Number of Graduates

The minimum degree requirement to become a Registered Nurse is to obtain an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which usually takes about 2 years to complete. You would also have to pass the NCLEX-RN exam prior to being state licensed. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in the program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Williston State CollegeWilliston, NDADN-RNwillistonstate.edu
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North Dakota State College of ScienceWahpeton, NDADN-RNndscs.edu
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Bismarck State CollegeBismarck, NDADN-RNbismarckstate.edu
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Lake Region State CollegeDevils Lake, NDADN-RNlrsc.edu
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Dakota College at BottineauBottineau, NDADN-RNdakotacollege.edu
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Fort Berthold Community CollegeNew Town, NDADN-RNfortbertholdcc.edu
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Top Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs in North Dakota By Number of Graduates

See the top schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. A BSN program usually takes 4 years to complete, and a licensing exam (NCLEX) is also required. Some of these schools may also offer a RN to BSN bridge programs. The top 10 schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their BSN program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, NDBSNund.edu
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North Dakota State UniversityFargo, NDBSNndsu.edu
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Minot State UniversityMinot, NDBSNminotstateu.edu
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University of MaryBismarck, NDBSNumary.edu
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Jamestown CollegeJamestown, NDBSNwww.uj.edu
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Dickinson State UniversityDickinson, NDBSNdickinsonstate.edu
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Top Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in North Dakota By Number of Graduates

Getting your Master of Science in Nursing will take about 5-7 years from start to finish. You would still need to take a exam prior to being fully licensed to practice in the state. The schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their Master's program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, NDMSNund.edu
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North Dakota State UniversityFargo, NDMSNndsu.edu
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Source:
Graduate data is from the 2013-2014 school year.
IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.