Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GPA to get in?
The minimum GPA to apply to the Nursing Program is 3.0. The lowest GPA accepted into the program varies from year to year and is typically dependent upon the number of applicants.
What is a TEAS Exam?
A TEAS V exam is a Test Of Essential Academic Skills. Students must have a Proficient score of 68.3% or higher. Proficient scores generally indicate a moderate level of overall academic preparedness necessary to support learning of nursing-related content.
What are the pre-requisites required to get into the program?
Applicants are required to have the following pre-requisites for consideration in the Nursing Department:
- BIOH 201 Anatomy & Physiology I
- BIOH 211 Anatomy & Physiology II
- NUTR 258 Fundamentals of Nutrition
- WRIT 101 College Writing I
- M 121 College Algebra
- CHMY 121 Introduction to General Chemistry
- CHMY 122 Introduction to General Chemistry Lab
- PSYX 100 Introduction to Psychology
- NRSG 100W Introduction to Nursing (will not be used in GPA calculation)
What does it cost to get a nursing degree?
Completion of a degree in nursing is costly. In addition to tuition and fees, nursing students should be aware that required nursing textbooks/reference materials are expensive and that many courses require several texts. The students should also plan for a number of out-of-pocket expenses related to clinical supplies and course /program requirements. Once accepted into the nursing program, both ASN and BSN students are assessed a program fee each semester of $550.00. There is also current lab, insurance and distance fees that are approximately $535.00 for each semester of the program.
How long does it take?
3 Years for a 72 credit ASN-RN, 12 credits a semester. 1 to 2 years for BSN completion.
How do I know if my credits transfer?
You will need to contact the Transfer Credit Evaluator in the Enrollment Service office to have a Transfer Credit Evaluation completed at 406-496-4485. It is the student's responsibility to obtain written documentation from the Montana Tech Registrar regarding approval of transfer and/or course substitutions. You must have PRIOR written approval from the Registrar that a course taken at another campus is equivalent to a MT Tech course.
How do I apply?
Applications are available in the Nursing Department. You may call to have an application mailed, or pick one up in the department. Once the application is filled out, it must be returned to the department and checked and signed by an advisor. Please contact the department for available hours, 496-4390 for additional information.
What immunizations are required to apply?
- Evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination (series of three shots) or seroimmunity (demonstrated with a positive titer. All three injections must be completed prior to application.)
- Current evidence of freedom from tuberculosis (TB skin of chest x-ray).
- Proof of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination or immunity.
What CPR course is required?
Evidence of current completion of an approved CPR course, must have adult and infant (American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer.)
Do I have to submit to a background check?
Background checks are required annually for the BSN and ASN programs. Complete instruction on how to complete the background check will be provided to the newly admitted students during orientation.
What is the approximate cost of text books?
Cost of text books varies from semester to semester, approximate cost is $800.00.
What courses are offered online?
NRSG 100W - Introduction to Nursing
NRSG 306W - Community Health Nursing
NRSG 309W - Care of the Aging Client
NRSG 311W -Trends & Issues
NRSG 325W - Advanced Health Assessment
NRSG 344W - Family Nursing
NRSG 356W - Advance Pathophysiology
NRSG 404W - Nursing Across the Health Care Continuum
NRSG 410W - Nursing Theory
NRSG- 420W - Nursing Research
NRSG 485W - Nursing Leadership & Management
Can you attend the program part-time?
Pre-reqs can be attended as a part-time student, but once accepted into the clinical component the student is expected to be full time.
How far back do transfer credits go?
General education courses are good for 15 years. Science courses (A&P I, A&P II, Introduction to General Chemistry, Introduction to General Chemistry Lab, Microbiology) are good for 5 years.
Please check with the transfer evaluator in the Enrollment Services office for more information - 406.496.4485.
Applications for Fall are available the first week in April. Applications for Spring are available the first week in November. Please call the Nursing Department for more information - 406.496.4390.
Is a drug screen required?
For some clinical rotations in the BSN, the facility may require a drug screen at the student's expense.
Beginning Spring 2013, an application process will be used to select students for the BSN completion degree program. These will be available November 1, 2012 for Spring 2013 admission.
Can I complete the BSN course work in 1 year?
Only if all general education credits have been completed prior to starting the BSN completion degree program.