About the Department

Through the completion of a degree within the Department of Nursing at Dickinson State University, you will have attained the education necessary to make a significant impact upon the state of North Dakota and the surrounding region, improving both the health and quality of life of its citizens. Our goal is to foster students’ development into knowledgeable healthcare professionals who are adequately prepared to serve in a continually-evolving healthcare environment.

Online RN TO BSN Completion Program

The Department of Nursing is now offering an online RN TO BSN Completion Program. The program, delivered entirely online,  is only available to nurses who have previously completed an Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADRN) or Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) program and are currently licensed as Registered Nurses (RNs). RNs who are interested in obtaining a BSN degree will find that this online method of delivery allows for increased accessibility and flexibility, building upon their prior nursing knowledge and experience.

Detailed Program Information

Approval & Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) The AASPN and BSN programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

North Dakota Board of Nursing The AASPN and BSN programs are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. The Board’s address is: 919 South 7th St., Suite 504, Bismarck, ND 58504-5881. The Board’s phone number is: 701-328-9777. Their website can be found at www.ndbon.org 

Graduate Achievement Data

AASPN Graduate Achievement Data as of Spring 2017 (based upon 2016 Graduate-Cohort data)*

NCLEX-PN Pass Rate - 92%

Program Completion Rate (in 2 or 3 years)

2014201520162017
60%53%60%27%

Job Placement Rate - 81%

BSN Graduate Achievement Data as of Spring 2017 (based upon 2016 Graduate-Cohort data)*

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate - 92%

Program Completion Rate (in 2 or 3 years)

2014201520162017
71%71%100%100%

Job Placement Rate - 100%

* 2017 Cohort data will be available in August 2018.

NCLEX Fiscal Year Pass Rates (July 1 - June 30)

2013201420152016
AASPN88%95%95%93%
BSN92%91%100%89%