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BSC Practical Nursing Program at West River Health Services

Starting in 2019 the Bismarck State College (BSC) Practical Nursing program will be offered at West River Health Services in Hettinger, N.D., as a way to give individuals in and around that community the opportunity to become a nurse locally.

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How the program works
  • The BSC Practical Nursing program is an 11-month course with classes beginning in August.
  • Students are at the medical facility that houses the program 3-4 days a week to receive theory instruction via the Interactive Video Network (IVN) and hands-on training with an on-site instructor in the lab and clinical setting.
  • Upon completion of the program, students receive a Practical Nursing (PN) certificate from BSC and are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam. Graduates can either enter the workforce as a Licensed Practical Nurse or apply to the BSC Associate Degree Nursing program and in 9 months become a Registered Nurse.
  •  The BSC Nursing (RN and PN) pass rate is above state and national average at 100%.
  • Tuition assistance may be available from upon hire.
How to get started
  • Apply to Bismarck State College
  • Begin by taking required general education courses. These and the other application requirements can be found online.
  • Apply to the BSC Nursing program after Dec. 1, but prior to the March 5 deadline