College of Nursing
Learn to care for patients and their families as a registered nurse, clinical nurse leader, or nurse practitioner.
MSU’s College of Nursing offers a bachelor’s of science in nursing, a master’s of science in nursing and a doctorate of nursing practice degree. Undergraduate students complete their upper level coursework at one of the college’s five campus sites in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell or Missoula ensuring each student is able to complete more than 1,000 hours of clinical learning experiences in a variety of settings. All campuses offer the latest simulation technology to create scenarios students may encounter in practice. MSU boasts the only graduate nursing program in the state. Students who complete both the undergraduate and graduate programs consistently score well above the national average in licensing and certification examinations.
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MSU’s latest TV ad features two Native American students in the MSU College of Nursing Caring For Our Own Program who hope to return to their communities as nurses to provide medical care for their people.
MSU nursing economist Peter Buerhaus is at the forefront of predicting national health care trends
Peter Buerhaus and his colleagues found that while the nursing workforce continues to increase in size overall, several regions of the country will confront faster RN retirements and slower replacements of their RN workforce.
MSU’s Caring For Our Own Program, or CO-OP, recently received a grant from the Indian Health Service worth $332,715 a year for three years. Started in 1999, CO-OP aims to recruit and graduate Native American nurses.
Charlene Winters, a professor on the College of Nursing’s Missoula campus, has been elected president of the Western Institute of Nursing.