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North Dakota Nursing Schools

Accredited Nursing Schools in North Dakota

In North Dakota and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in North Dakota accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and North Dakota campus locations, then request free information from any or all North Dakota nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nursing Schools Explore your nursing or healthcare career opportunities with a top ranked university through The College Network. The College Network is a partnership of well known universities in the United States. For strategic reasons, these universities have joined together to share technology and best practices. The College Network offers accredited LVN / LPN to RN, Diploma RN to BSN, RN to BSN, LVN / LPN to BSN, RN to MSN and Health Care Administration Master Degree programs online and in home study formats. Nursing school degrees are accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC or NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the same accreditations as nursing schools in North Dakota with traditional on campus based nursing school programs. Dynamic programs allow you to complete general education and elective courses using comprehensive learning materials to pass proficiency exams (CLEP, Prometric, DANTES). Local clinicals are made available at nursing schools in North Dakota with no clinical testing, and costs are kept low with the added benefit of guaranteed financing.

North Dakota Nursing Schools No classes to attend, complete virtually 100% of your coursework from the comfort of your home. Currently licensed LPN's and RN's in North Dakota are pre-approved for financing. Fast-track options are available for most North Dakota nursing programs, however, you can complete your coursework at your own pace. Academic advisors are available 8am to 11pm Monday through Friday, and The College Network guarantees your academic success. Currently The College Network education partners are the National League for Nursing, Angelo State University, Bellevue University, Boston University, Cornell University, Deaconess College, Indiana State University, Regis University, Salve Regina University, University of Southern California, and Vicennes University. The first step to advancing your nursing career is to request free information from The College Network.

North Dakota Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

North Dakota Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in North Dakota

RNs: Individuals wanting to practice as a nurse in North Dakota must be licensed by the state in order to be able to do so. To qualify for licensure to practice in the state, individuals must meet educational and examination requirements. Educational requirements include completing a board approved in state nursing education program or an out-of-state nursing education program that meets state requirements. After meeting educational requirements, individuals must apply for and successfully complete the NCLEX exam and submit to a criminal history check to be considered for licensure. There are approximately 6,260 registered nurses practicing in the state of North Dakota.LPNs: There are approximately 3,300 licensed practical nurses practicing in the state of North Dakota. Typically, in North Carolina requirements to practice as a LPN include successfully completing a LPN training program through a certificate program or nursing school that is approved by the North Dakota Nursing Board. After educational requirements are met, students must then apply for and pass the NCLEX-PN exam and then submit to a criminal background check to be eligible for licensure. Most LPN programs take students about a year to complete, and some 2 year LPN programs are offered as well.

The Best Cities in North Dakota for Nursing Jobs 

  • Fargo. Fargo is the largest city in the state of North Dakota, with health care being a major hub for the city. The city is home to North Dakota State University and some of the largest employers in the city include health and medical businesses. Fargo also offers a wide variety of culture with numerous museums, arts and culture centers, festivals, and sporting events for residents and visitors to enjoy year-round.       
    • RNs: Fargo employs approximately 1,230 RNs, with the average salary coming to $61,710 annually.
    • LPNS: Fargo employs approximately 1,270 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $33,890 annually.
  • Bismarck. The capital city of North Dakota, Bismarck is the second largest city in North Dakota. As a hub for health care and retail, residents of Bismarck are largely employed by St. Alexius Medical Center and Medcenter One Health Systems. The city is also home to a Fortune 500 company and numerous recreational parks, theaters, music venues, parks and bike trails for residents and visitors to enjoy year-round.       
    • RNs: Bismarck employs approximately 1,970 RNs, with the average salary coming to $52,480 annually.
    • LPNS: Bismarck employs approximately 370 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $36,700 annually.
  • Grand Forks. Grand Forks is the third largest city in North Dakota with much of the city’s economy depending on higher education, defense, and healthcare. The city is home to The University of North Dakota, Grand Forks Air Force Base, and the Altru Health System. Grand Forks also attracts numerous nationally touring exhibits, museums, arts and theatre centers, orchestra and ballet productions, recreation, and sporting events year-round for residents and visitors to enjoy.       
    • RNs: Grand Forks employs approximately 670 RNs, with the average salary coming to $50,230 annually.
    • LPNS: Grand Forks employs approximately 570 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $34,680 annually.

Major Hospitals in North Dakota

  • Medcenter One Hospital. Located in Bismarck, this is a multi-specialty integrated health care system that has a children’s hospital, cancer care unit, intensive care unit, rehabilitation unit, psychiatric unit, and birth center. It has been recognized for its knee and hip replacement programs, is one of the top 100 hospitals for cardiovascular care, and has been awarded recognition for its cardiac rehabilitation program.
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  • St. Alexius Medical Center.Also located in Bismarck, St. Alexius Medical Center is a Level II trauma center with a hospital, several clinics, inpatient and outpatient medical services, home health, and specialty physicians. In addition, the combined health center strives to provide its patients with quality care and nursing and many of the centers of excellence in the hospital have been recipients of individual awards for clinical service.
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  • Altru Hospital.This healthcare system is a Level II trauma center headquartered in Grand Forks and is home to a hospital, rehabilitation center, and numerous clinics. The system is one of the largest health care providers in the state and is dedicated to providing patients with excellent care.
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  • Trinity Hospital.Trinity Hospital is a full-service hospital and level II trauma center that offers centers for neonatal intensive care, joint replacement, cardiac, and neurosurgery care. The mission and vision at Trinity Hospital is to preserve and improve the quality of health to the patients they serve. They strive to provide excellent patient care and have been recognized for their ability to do so.
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  • Sanford- Meritcare Health System. With hospitals located in Fargo, this health system and medical center is composed of hospitals, clinics, long-term and managed care, licensed practitioners, and clinical and research centers. The medical system has centers of excellence for cancer patients, children, women’s health, heart patients, and orthopedics.
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Dickinson State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Dickinson, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1918
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.dsu.nodak.edu

Jamestown College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Jamestown, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1883
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.jc.edu

Medcenter One College of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bismarck, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1988
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.medcenterone.com

Minot State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Minot, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1913
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.minotstateu.edu

North Dakota State University Tri-College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1890
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu

University of Mary School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Bismark, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1959
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.umary.edu

University of North Dakota School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1883
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.und.nodak.edu