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Click here To Apply Now For Spring 2019 Start


The university offers two tracks for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This is referred to as a BSN Prelicensure program as opposed to an RN-BSN program, which is for a Registered Nurse (RN) to complete a BSN. The two tracks are:

1. Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Program: this track is for students who already have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in a major other than nursing.

2. Four-Year BSN Program: this track is for students without any college or some college credits.

Graduates of the BSN Prelicensure program are excellent communicators, clinicians and leaders. A graduate is a life-long learner and will enhance the nursing profession by providing evidence-based nursing practice that is population centered, as well as grounded in spiritual, ethical, and compassionate care. Graduates are eligible to write the licensing exam to become a registered nurse in any state.

Achieving your BSN will provide many career opportunities for you now and in the future, as this is the preferred path for RNs. Most healthcare organizations prefer to hire nurses with a BSN degree which will make you a more desirable nursing candidate.

Program Format

Both BSN Tracks (Accelerated and Four Year Programs):

  • Clinical coursework that involves care of patients will take place in Lewistown, MT, beginning January 2019
  • This program is designed for full-time students
  • The nursing courses in the major are taught in eight-week sections using a combination of online (for the content) and face-to-face (for clinical, simulation, and learning skills)

Accelerated or Second Degree BSN Program:

  • Total program length: 54 credits over 3 semesters (after prerequisites are completed)

Four-Year BSN Program:

  • Designed as an on campus curriculum with clinical experiences in Lewistown, MT
  • Program length: 8 semesters and 120+ credits
  • 4-Year Academic Plan.

How to Apply

  • University of Providence Application: Please click here to complete the application
  • Separate Nursing Major Application: Students will complete a separate application to be admitted to the nursing major
  • Next Steps:
  • If you have completed a prior bachelor’s degree and have completed all program prerequisites, click here to apply for spring 2019.
  • Additional application requirements: Click here to log into CastleBranch where you will directed to complete a background check, drug screen and to upload immunization records. You will select “UZ74im: Compliance Tracker” once you are logged in. Documentation needs to be complete prior to December 14th.