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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 clinical 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 in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

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, Jamestown College; MS, South Dakota State University, PhD, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Child/Adult Mental Health, Nursing Research and Special Topic: Healthcare & Culture in Kenya; Healthcare & Culture in Viet Nam

Email:mangnall@uj.edu
Mello-Bethany Bethany Mello, DNP, MS, NP-CAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: BS, Northwest Nazarene University; MS in Nursing Education at Walden University
Teaches: Child/Adult Health I and Child/Adult Health II

Email:bmello@uj.edu
Fuchs-Sara Sarah Fuchs, MS, RNCAssistant Professor

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

Email:sfuchs@uj.edu
Hournbuckle-Wendy Wendy Hournbuckle, MS, RNAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, University of North Dakota; MS, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Teaches: Nursing Foundations, Child/Adult Health I and Special Topic, End of Life Care: The Role of the Nurse

Email:whournbu@uj.edu
Ash-Kim Kim Ash, MS, RNAssistant Professor

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

Email:kash@uj.edu
Gunderson-Sherri_0 Sheri Gunderson, MS, RNAssistant Professor and Lab Skills Coordinator

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

Email:sgunders@uj.edu
Klose-Mona Mona Klose, MS, RN, CPHQAssistant Professor

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

Email:mklose@uj.edu
Rittenbach-Terri Teree Rittenbach, PhD, GNP, BCProfessor

Certifications/Degrees: BA, Jamestown College; MS, University of Portland; PhD, University of Minnesota; ANCC Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
Teaches: Nutrition, Child/Adult Health II, Child/Adult Health III, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Email:rittenba@uj.edu

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 March 1, 2014, for fall 2014 enrollment. Freshmen nursing enrollment will be limited to30 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, Bioi 208 and Lab, BioI 216 and Lab, Soc 101 or Soc 223. Bioi 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.

 

The four-year baccalaureate nursing program at Jamestown College 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
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org

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

  • (701)252-3467 EXT: 5497
  • Teree Rittenbach, PhD, GNP, BC Professor

    rittenba@uj.edu | PH: (701)252-3467 ext. 5493

  • Jim Klemann Director of Transfer Admission

    JKlemann@uj.edu | 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.