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  • Local: $ 3.8k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 3.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 July 2016

    July 1

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    The University of North Dakota (UND) College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines offers the online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree program for Registered Nurses (RNs) who want to advance their careers by expanding on prior education, knowledge, and experience.

    The online RN to BSN degree program provides RNs with advanced knowledge in concepts, theories, and principles related to nursing roles.

    Through online coursework and clinical experiences, you will:

    • receive a well-rounded, balanced general education as well as preparation in all basic areas of nursing practice.
    • build upon your knowledge base as an RN to provide comprehensive nursing care for individuals, families, and communities using evidence-based strategies.
    • follow a curriculum that prepares you to promote, maintain, and restore health at all stages of human development.
    • promote patient advocacy and collaboration with interdisciplinary health teams in the delivery of health care.
    • learn the use of nursing science to inform and deliver sustainable health strategies that build self-management abilities and quality health care at the bedside, in the community, and with vulnerable populations.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 Tuition fee
    • EUR 3800 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 3800 Year (National)


    Start date August 2015 Credits Minimum of 30 Credits from UND
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    129 credits are required for graduation, with a minimum of the following:

    • Prerequisite Coursework
    • 36 Credits of Essential Studies requirements, including but not limited to:
      • 3 credits of an Oral Communication course
      • 3 credits of a Global Diversity course
      • 9 credits of Arts & Humanities courses (with at least 3 credits in Fine Arts and 3 credits in Humanities)
    • Online RN to BSN Curriculum = 30 Credits

    Of the total credits needed to graduate from UND, you must complete:

    • 60 credits from a 4-year, regionally accredited college or university
    • 36 credits at an upper-division level (300 or above)
    • last 30 credits from UND

    For more information, please review:

    • General Information from UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
    • UND Academic Catalog

    Your nursing advisor will assist you with a plan of study that meets UND's degree requirements.

    IMPORTANT! UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. Please contact the UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines for guidance on this issue.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 76

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • Nursing diploma or associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    • Minimum GPA of 2.50 in prior coursework
    • Current, unencumbered RN license in the United States
    • Successful completion of prerequisite coursework at the bachelor’s level*in:
      • English Composition I (3 Credits)
      • English Composition II or Technical & Business Writing (3 Credits)
      • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
      • Developmental Psychology (3-4 Credits)
      • Introduction to Sociology or Social Problems or Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)
      • Math, Science, and Support Courses including: Anatomy, Microbiology, Nutrition, Physiology, and Statistics (minimum of 9 Credits)
      • Pharmacology (3 Credits)

    *You may transfer some of the prerequisite credits from another regionally accredited institution. For most of the above prerequisite courses, you also may complete online courses from UND.

    If you do not meet the RN to BSN program admission requirements, you may be admitted on a provisional basis with continued enrollment contingent on successful completion of prerequisite coursework and/or successful performance in the program.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Technological Requirements

    Although specific technical requirements may vary by online course or program, the following general technical requirements are required for all online courses. Active E-mail Account Current Operating System: Windows or Macintosh Internet Connection: DSL/Cable (recommended) Note: A wireless or satellite connection should not be used for taking exams/quizzes and is not recommended for "Live" Web classes. Current Internet Browser: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari Word Processing Software: Microsoft Word (recommended) Additional Free Software Downloads (as necessary) IMPORTANT! For more specific information about technical requirements, refer to the UND Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies (CILT), your course syllabus (available approximately 1 week prior to your course start date), or contact your instructor.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of North Dakota.


    CCNE Accreditation

    The on-campus and distance nursing programs offered by UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    CCNE accreditation:

    • ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.
    • supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing education programs.
    • promotes continued growth and improvement of collegiate professional education.

    Regional Accreditation

    The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UND has been accredited since 1913, when the Association was first organized.

    Why is accreditation important?

    Accreditation assures the quality of higher education institutions and programs. In the United States, accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental, peer-review process that determines if established quality standards are being met.

    • Accreditation is a major way for students, families, employers, government officials, and the media to know that an institution or program provides a quality education.
    • Accreditation helps students choose quality college programs that qualify for federal financial aid.
    • Accreditation enables employers to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared. Many employers will only provide tuition assistance to employees for accredited programs.
    • Accreditation is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.
    • Accreditation gives colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of their programs.

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