University of Jamestown offers a bachelor of science degree in nursing, a program that incorporates all the requirements for a nursing major plus liberal arts courses which provide a broad foundation for critical thinking.

Why University of Jamestown?

As a student nurse at University of Jamestown, you will learn and develop professional level skills in the art and science of nursing.

Freshman Acceptance

As a freshman, you may have the opportunity to be admitted to the nursing program and thus be assured you will automatically admitted to the nursing program as a sophomore. Certain criteria must be met in order to be eligible for this program. Find out more – and apply!

Diverse Clinical Settings

Our students have the opportunity to fulfill their clinicals in a variety of facilities within our community. Sample facilities are:

View the 2014 – 2015 fact sheet here.

Proven Success

The University of Jamestown nursing graduates work in all specialty areas such as critical care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and many others. The work placement rate for the University of Jamestown nursing graduates is 100 percent. Our graduates are working as registered nurses throughout the United States. Many top-notch healthcare facilities, including Mayo Clinic, actively recruit our graduates.

International Travel Opportunity

For one of your senior clinical experiences, you may choose to travel to Chogoria, Kenya. You will have the opportunity to work in a remote hospital deep in the jungle at the base of Mount Kenya and travel to remote villages to deliver nursing care and medications. You will visit schools and orphanages and, of course, you will enjoy a safari on the Masaai Mara! Another senior leadership opportunity involves working in a hospital in Nha Trang, Vietnam and Taipei, Taiwan. These hospitals are very modern and the students will experience the best of both western and eastern medicine.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be viewed or downloaded here.

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR Mangnall-Jacqueline
Jacqueline Mangnall, PhD, RNProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: BA, University of Jamestown; MS, South Dakota State University, PhD, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Child/Adult Mental Health, Nursing Research, Healthcare & Culture in Kenya (Special Topic), Healthcare and Culture in Malawi (Special topic)

Certifications/Degrees: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified attained from the University of Mary, Bismarck
Teaches: Child Adult Health

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, UJ; MS, UND, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Teaches: Child/Adult Health I, Community Health Nursing Online RN to BSN, Nursing Research Online RN to BSN

Certifications/Degrees: BA, UJ; MS, UP; PhD, U of M; ANCC Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Teaches: Nutrition, Child/Adult Health II & III, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Pathophysiologic Basis for Pharmacology Online RN to BSN, Professional Character and Ethics

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, University of Wyoming; MS in Nursing Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead
Teaches: Child/Adult Health II, Nutrition, Childbearing Family

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, NDSU; MS in Nursing Education, Concordia College, NCC Certified in Inpatient Obstetrical Nursing
Teaches: Childbearing Family, Child/Adult Mental Health, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Nursing Professions, Nursing Cooperative Experiences

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, University of North Dakota; MS, Minnesota State University Moorhead; FLAG Fellow
Teaches: Nursing Foundations, Community Health, End of Life Care: The Role of the Nurse (Special Topic)

Certifications/Degrees: BA, University of Jamestown; MS, University of North Dakota Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
Teaches: Nursing Management

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, Minot State University; MS, Minnesota State University Moorhead; Certified Nurse Educator
Teaches: Child/Adult Health I and Nursing Foundations

Please review Admission Criteria, Admission Deadline, and Progression in the Nursing Major before completing and submitting the application at the bottom of this page.

Admission Criteria

1. Applicant must be admitted to the University of Jamestown before application to nursing program will be accepted.
2. Minimum High School GPA 3.25 on 4.0 scale
3. Preferred ACT Composite score of 24 or SAT (R+M) score of 1100
4. High School biology and chemistry strongly recommended
5. Essay: Part of nursing program application
6. Possible personal interview

Admission Deadline

Admission to the nursing program will be made once each year for incoming University of Jamestown freshmen. Application deadline is April 1, 2016, for fall 2016 enrollment. Freshmen nursing enrollment will be limited to 30 students per year.

Progression in the Nursing Major

All freshmen accepted to the nursing program will be required to achieve a minimum cumulative GP A of 3.0 prior to the beginning of nursing coursework. Failure to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will make the student ineligible for progression in the major. The student may reapply to the program when all admission criteria are met. Students enrolled in the nursing program need to pass all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher. A student earning a grade lower than a “C” in two or more prerequisite courses will be deemed ineligible for progression in the nursing program. Freshmen students accepted into the nursing program are expected to work very closely with their academic advisor to help ensure necessary coursework is completed on time.

The criteria for progression in the Nursing Major are as follows:
1. Completion of all nursing pre-requisites or their equivalents prior to beginning clinical coursework: Psych 203, Nrsg 205, Bio 208 and Lab, Bio 216 and Lab, Soc 101 or Soc 223. Bio 209 and Lab may be taken before or concurrently with sophomore nursing courses. Students who have received a D or an F in one prerequisite may repeat that course and still be eligible to apply for the nursing major. Students who have received a D or an F in more than one prerequisite course will not be considered for admission into the nursing major.

2. Students must complete and submit a Curriculum Audit by December 1 of their sophomore year. All transcripts of credit transfers from other colleges and universities must be in the Registrar’s Office before progressing further into clinical nursing courses.

Freshman Nursing Major Application

  • Please submit a brief essay describing the extracurricular and work activities in which you have been involved that have contributed personally to you and/or the community. Indicate how you believe these experiences have prepared you for a career in nursing.
  • Accepted file types: txt, rtf, odf, pdf, doc, docx.
The four-year baccalaureate nursing program at University of Jamestown maintains accreditation by both the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020



  • University of Jamestown
    Nursing Department
    6010 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • (701)252-3467 EXT: 5493
  • Jacqueline Mangnall, PhD, RN Professor & Department Chair | PH: (701)252-3467 ext. 5497

  • Jim Klemann Director of Transfer Admission | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5024

The nursing student handbook focuses on the nursing students’ responsibilities and privileges. It has been prepared to especially facilitate the practical aspects of an education at the University of Jamestown. Helping students fulfill their role as students is part of the University of Jamestown’s responsibility.

Click here to view the student handbook.