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Nursing Degrees

University of Providence Nursing Programs

The mission of the Division of Nursing at the University of Providence is to prepare graduates at all levels of nursing to be leaders of healthcare. Graduates of UP nursing programs are excellent communicators, clinicians and change agents. Our graduates are lifelong learners who enhance the health of all through excellence in nursing by providing evidence-based practice that is population centered and grounded in spiritual, ethical and compassionate care.

The University of Providence’s top-notch nursing programs in Montana are designed to meet the needs of nursing caregivers within Providence Health and other health systems who are passionate about providing innovation in values-based nursing care. Our vision is health for a better world through nursing.

Driven by our vision and values, the University of Providence proudly offers nursing degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, ensuring that students of all backgrounds and proficiencies find a nursing program that fulfills their needs and guides them toward their goals. 

In addition to offering degrees at varying levels of nursing, UP offers specialized nursing degrees and nursing degrees online. In our Master of Science in Nursing programs (MSN), students can choose to specialize in either nurse education or adult-gerontology. For students who have a current RN license, our RN to BSN degree is offered fully online to help accommodate busy schedules and help students maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Nursing degrees at the University of Providence include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (online RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

Choosing a Nursing Program - Which One is Right for Me?

Pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Providence is an easy choice to make. Our nursing program is well-known and respected with a reputation for excellence and a dedication to inspiring all students to practice values-based nursing care in their profession. If you’re wondering which nursing program aligns with your experience and goals, consider the following program overviews.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The University of Providence Bachelor of Science in Nursing is suited to students who are seeking their initial licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Students enrolled in the nursing bachelor’s program will learn the foundations of providing nursing care as well as gain a comprehensive understanding of compassionate and values-based caregiving, leadership, problem-solving, career readiness and professional accountability.

Learn more about the Accelerated BSN degree
Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The University of Providence’s traditional bachelor of science in Nursing is suited for students seeking a traditional college experience while earning their bachelor of science in nursing. The traditional BSN program is a 4-year, on-campus program ideal for recent high school graduates or gap-year students interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Students will combine a liberal arts education with the foundations of nursing to prepare them for a rewarding career.

Learn more about the Traditional BSN degree
Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online RN to BSN Degree

The online RN to BSN program at the University of Providence is designed for students who already have licensure as registered nurses. Created for working professionals seeking career growth, this online nursing program will prepare students for leadership roles in healthcare.

Learn More about RN to BSN
Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator

Students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in nursing can pursue a graduate degree in nurse education with the University of Providence MSN Nurse Educator degree. In this program, students will learn how to become nurse educators who teach and instruct nursing at hospitals and universities. Students with a passion for teaching, leading and educating will develop the tools needed to help shape and inspire future nurses.

Learn More about MSN - Nurse Educator
Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology

A specialization in adult gerontology will prepare students for advanced practice in their profession. Centered around the primary care of adults, the MSN Adult-Gerontology degree is intended for students who already hold licensure as nurse practitioners and who desire a deeper understanding of gerontologic care in areas such as advocacy for social justice and human dignity, healthcare innovation and the optimization of safety, quality and outcomes.

Learn more about MSN - Adult-Gerontology

The DAISY Foundation at the University of Providence

The DAISY Award honors the super-human work that nurses do for patients and families every day, wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve and throughout their careers — from nursing students through lifetime achievement.

At the University of Providence, we are committed to honoring nurses with The DAISY Award because we want to recognize the hard work and dedication nurses make throughout their careers, beginning with their education.

In order to receive The DAISY Award, nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization — parents, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff. If you have witnessed extraordinary, compassionate care being provided by a nurse, do not hesitate to reach out to Crystal Marsh to nominate.

Nominate a Nurse

Nursing Programs Accreditation

The accrediting and approval agencies regulating the University of Providence nursing degrees are listed below. Please use the following information to contact these agencies for the purposes of filing a complaint or for regulatory information:


The University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Comments can be directed to the NWCCU staff at the following address:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052   (425) 558-4224  



The BSN Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Comments can be directed to the CCNE staff at the following address:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001  (202) 887-6791

Montana Board of Nursing

The BSN Nursing program is approved by:
Montana Board of Nursing
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513  (406) 841-2380

The University of Providence did a great job preparing me for my career in nursing. I found the program pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me dig deep into what it means to be a registered nurse. I love the feeling of being an asset to my community and helping them in any way that I can. Since I work in the same town I live in, I end up helping people I know personally, so I can see the difference I’m making in people’s lives. There are so many trails you can go down with a nursing degree., I found a great position working as a clinic immunization nurse here in Lewistown. I’m so happy with my job and the people I work with daily. I couldn’t ask for anything better.
Jada Scheffelmaer
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing • Lewistown

Set Your Goals in Motion With a Nursing Degree From the University of Providence

The University of Providence nursing programs develop nursing professionals who are competent, empathetic and guided by their passion for caregiving. Begin your career with a bachelor’s degree in nursing at UP or take your existing career to the next level with a specialized MSN degree.

Learn more about our nursing degrees by Requesting Information or visit the Apply page to learn more about application deadlines and begin your online application.

Contact Information


Kimberly Maynard, MSN, BSN, PN, MBA

Director, Vander Werff Nursing Program; Assistant Professor of Nursing

Sandra Granger, M.S.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Susan McCoy, Ed.D., MSN-Ed, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Tanya Seward, DNP, APRN, AGNP, FNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing