Mission & Program Goals of the Nursing Program

The mission of the RN-to-BSN Nursing Program is to educate nurses to serve clients, health care systems, and the profession of nursing by leading and managing care and contributing to advancement of the profession. The learning environment educates the baccalaureate nurse generalist to build on previous learning and is characterized by personalization, collaboration, and integration of technology that promotes lifelong student learning, pursuit of graduate studies, and development as a professional nurse. Students will engage in scholarship that supports the development of critical thinking, creative problem solving, and innovative leadership in care delivery. Students will embrace professionalism and professional values in the care of individuals and populations across diverse cultures, ages, and environments.

  • Prepare nurses to fulfill baccalaureate nursing leadership roles within the complex health care system, who consistently embody professional values.
  • Provide a foundation that encourages ongoing education and prepares for advanced nursing degrees.
  • Promote among graduates a commitment to addressing the health care needs of the citizens of North Dakota.
  • Recruit and retain qualified and diverse students committed to academic excellence and professional development.
  • Recruit and retain qualified faculty who contribute to the university, the profession, and other arenas through activities associated with education, service and scholarly endeavors.
  • Implement educational strategies and practices conducive to the personal and professional development of students.


Majors Minors
Nursing (RN-to-BSN) B.S. None currently offered