Montana State University: RN to MN Program Review
Montana State University, 101 Montana Hhall, Bozeman, MT 59717
Montana State University is a public university located in Bozeman, Montana. Other Montana State University campuses are located in Billings, Havre and Great Falls. The college was founded in 1893 through a land grant. Agricultural College of the State of Montana was the university’s original name. The Carnegie Foundation has recognized the university as among the top research institutions in the United States.
The Master of Nursing program at Montana State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The course is delivered primarily online, though students are required to come to the Montana State University campus in the fall semester. Nursing students have the opportunity of choosing a four or six semester program of study depending on their needs. The nursing masters program offers the option to pursue a Clinical Nurse Leader specialization. Students who choose to pursue a specialization will be prepared to sit the qualifying exam for certification.
Admission requirements for the program include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing earned with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students are not required to have clinical experience prior to pursuing the Master of Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader (MN CNL) degree. All prospective applicants to the nursing masters program should have a nursing license, and specifically a Montana nursing license if clinical experience will be completed in Montana.