RN Programs in North Dakota

Become a Registered Nurse (RN) in North Dakota! Learn about requirements, accredited programs, salary & job outlook, and the ND Board of Nursing.
RN Programs in North Dakota

Are you aware that Registered Nurses (RNs) in North Dakota can earn anywhere between $59,810 and $106,400 per year depending on their experience and employer? However, the average starting salary for RNs in North Dakota is around $75,000 annually. While this fact is quite remarkable, even more impressive is the fact that RN positions in North Dakota (and other states as well) are expected to increase by 19 percent over the next several years.

Requirements to Become an RN in North Dakota

Becoming an RN in North Dakota is basically a three-step process. The first step is to complete an accredited RN program. Currently, the minimum educational requirement for becoming an RN is to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). After earning your degree, the next thing you must do is complete both parts of the NCLEX-RN with passing scores.

If you receive passing scores on the NCLEX-RN, you will be deemed eligible to apply for a registered nursing license from the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Accredited RN Programs in North Dakota

Do you need help finding an RN program in North Dakota? All of the following accredited schools offer some of the best RN programs in the state:

  1. Bismarck State College

    1500 Edwards Ave, Bismarck, ND 58506
    (701) 224-5400
  2. Dickinson State University

    291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, ND 58601
    (701) 483-2507
  3. Lake Region State College

    1801 College Dr N, Devils Lake, ND 58301
    (701) 662-1600
  4. Minot State University

    500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707
    (800) 777-0750
  5. North Dakota State College of Science

    800 6th St N, Wahpeton, ND 58076
    (800) 342-4325
  6. North Dakota State University

    1340 Administration Ave, Fargo, ND 58105
    (701) 231-7395
  7. University of Jamestown

    6000 College Ln, Jamestown, ND 58405
    (701) 252-3467
  8. University of Mary

    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504
    (701) 355-8030
  9. University of North Dakota

    N/A, Grand Forks, ND 58202
    (701) 777-4174
  10. Williston State College

    1410 University Ave, Williston, ND 58801
    (701) 774-4200

RN Job Outlook and Salary in North Dakota

North Dakota RNs are in high demand, with Projections Central forecasting a 13.9% job growth rate from 2020 to 2030. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, RNs in North Dakota earn an average annual salary of $75,000 per year, equivalent to $36.06 per hour.

The following table shows the total number of RNs employed in North Dakota, and their average wage and salary, by area.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Grand Forks1,350$34.81$72,400

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

North Dakota Board of Nursing

The North Dakota Board of Nursing is the primary resource for RNs in North Dakota for all nursing-related questions and concerns.

North Dakota Board of Nursing

919 S 7th St #504, Bismarck, ND 58504
(701) 328-9777
(701) 328-9785

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