Department of Health Professions


The University of Montana Missoula College Nursing Program is a great place to prepare for a career in nursing.  Whether choosing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Practical Nursing or an Associate of Science degree in Registered Nursing, the program prepares students for entry level nursing practice and continued educational and clinical advancement. Students are surrounded by the best in faculty who have tremendous academic and clinical strengths.

The Practical Nursing Program lasts 1 year. With successful completion and passing of the National licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-PN, students are ready to care for patients who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled with predictable outcomes, under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

The Associate of Science Registered Nursing Program in a continuation of the Practical Nursing Program and lasts 1 year.  After successful completion of the program and passing of the National licensing examination, known as the NCLEX-RN, students are ready to manage and care for patients with less predictable illnesses in more acute patient care settings.

A nursing degree from the PN or ASN nursing program at the Missoula College gives students new and varied opportunities to be caring and compassionate nurses in one of the most challenging, rewarding and fastest growing occupations.

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