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.

Nursing Factsheet

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.
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Sophomore Acceptance

Certain criteria must be met in order to be eligible for this program as a sophomore.
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Diverse Clinical Settings

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

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 or Nkhoma, Malawi, two East African countries. You will have the opportunity to work in a remote hospital deep in the jungle and travel to remote villages to deliver health care. You will visit schools and orphanages during your 3 week stay. Another leadership opportunity involves working in a hospital in Nha Trang, Vietnam, a beautiful city on the beach of the South China Sea. The hospital is very modern and you will have an opportunity to care for patients and teach or update the skills of the VK Hospital nurses.

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here 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.

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)
More information about the chair.

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, UJ; MS, UND, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Teaches: Child/Adult Health I

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, Professional Character and Ethics

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

Certifications/Degrees: RN degree from Presentation College, Aberdeen SD; Master's in Nursing Education from Walden University

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: MS in Nursing with Specialization in Education, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN; BS in Nursing, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

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

Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

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

Student Achievement Data:

The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing requires that the Department of Nursing publish the following student achievement data.

UJ Student success rate on the NCLEX licensure exam for the class of 2015 – 86.1%. The National Average for the NCLEX licensure exam 2015-2016 – 84.1%
The student completion rate for class of 2016 was 100%. This means that 100% of the students who graduated did so within 150% of the time of the stated program length which is 6 semesters.

The graduate employment rates are as follows:

  • For the class of 2015 – 100% of those graduates who chose to be employed as a nurse were employed within one year of graduation.
  • For the class of 2016 – 72% of them were employed as a graduate nurse immediately after graduation.
  • University of Jamestown
    Nursing Department
    6010 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

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

  • Jim Klemann Director of Annual Giving and Co-Director of the Jimmie Booster Club | 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.

Nursing Student Handbook