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.
Find out more – and apply!

Sophomore Acceptance

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

Proven Success

The University of Jamestown nursing graduates work in all specialty areas such as critical care, pediatrics, geriatrics, the Sanford Health System as a Level 1 Trauma Center 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 excellent 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.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Kim Ash, MS, RN, CNEDeparment Chair & Assistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: BSN, University of Wyoming;
MS in Nursing Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Email:kash@uj.edu
More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees:
M.S. in Nursing with Specialization in Education, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN;
BS in Nursing, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Email:Paula.Fogarty@uj.edu

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

Email:Rhonda.Entzie@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
BSN, University of North Dakota; MS, Minnesota State University Moorhead;
FLAG Fellow

Email:whournbu@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
M.S. University of North Dakota
B.S.N. University of Jamestown;
Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician

Email:pbriese@uj.edu

Certifications/Degrees:
B.S.N. Minot State University;
M.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead;
Certified Nurse Educator

Email:sgunders@uj.edu


Teaches:
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.

Certifications/Degrees:
B.A. University of Jamestown;
M.S. UP;
PhD, U of M;
ANCC Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Email:rittenba@uj.edu

The four-year baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Jamestown is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K. Street, NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
1-(202)-887-6791

Relevant State Licensing Requirements

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

  • Kim Ash, MS, RN, CNE Deparment Chair & Assistant Professor

    kash@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5497

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