Department of Nursing

Department of Nursing

Involvement with and education in the nursing programs at Dickinson State University ensures an enriched personal and professional life. In a university setting, students learn more than just the technical aspects of nursing. Taking courses from the general University offerings helps students acquire the well-rounded educational experiences employers seek and which students need to become successful nurses.

The Department of Nursing at Dickinson State University offers a choice of degrees and programs. The primary goal of each program is to foster and facilitate the development of competent health care practitioners who are prepared to serve in a continually evolving health care environment. The nursing programs are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

ACCREDITATION COMMISSION FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING (ACEN) The AASPN and BSN programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The address for ACEN is: 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. The phone number for ACEN is: 1-404-975-5000. Their website can be found at

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 


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