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Dakota College at Bottineau, Minot State sign nursing program articulation agreement

Submitted Photo Pictured are April Warren, Minot State University Department of Nursing chair; Penny Belgarde, Dakota College at Bottineau-Minot coordinator; Steven Shirley, MSU-DCB president, Jerry Migler, DCB campus dean; and Nicole Burke, Minot nursing site manager.

Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University recently signed an articulation agreement, which formally recognizes their commitment to working together to provide educational opportunities for the students of their institutions, according to information provided by Dakota College at Bottineau.

The purpose of the agreement is to enable students who have earned their associate of applied science degree in nursing from Dakota College at Bottineau to transfer to Minot State University and enter the bachelor of science in nursing completion program. The agreement applies an understanding that courses taken at Dakota College are considered equally transferable to Minot State’s BSN completion program and the North Dakota University System general education requirements.

Nicole Burke, Dakota College at Bottineau in Minot nursing site manager, and Melissa Fettig, nursing department assistant professor, collaborated on the general education requirements applying all of the logistics to the BSN classes. Working with the same goal in mind, they agree the articulation agreement between Dakota College and Minot State has several advantages for the students. The agreement matches coursework between the schools allowing a smooth transition from one campus to the other, minimizing the duplication of coursework.

Students may apply to Minot State and the BSN completion program as early as spring of the final semester while enrolled in the Dakota College AAS nursing program. Conditional Minot State University BSN completion program acceptance will be granted until the nursing degree has been posted.

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