North Dakota State College of Science

Practical Nursing

This program is available to high school graduates or transfer students who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. The curriculum is five semesters and awards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing. The graduate has an excellent opportunity for immediate entry into the health profession and/or transfer to an associate or bachelor’s program for nursing. All *general education courses are transferable within the NDUS system. Application deadlines are April 1 (starting fall semester) and October 15 (starting spring semester). Practical nurses have excellent job opportunities, which include: employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, home health, hospice, schools and industry.


This program is available to AAS or AS Licensed Practical Nurses who wish to continue their nursing education and become a Registered Nurse (RN). The graduate will have an excellent opportunity for immediate employment and/or transfer to a baccalaureate program in nursing utilizing the transfer (articulation) agreements the program has with select colleges.

Contact Information:

Barb Diederick, MS RN
Chair, Department of Nursing

Patti Wells
Allied Health Office Manager

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