Certificate Program (CP)
Featured Faculty - Nursing Faculty
16 credits completed in residence
2.50 (C) grade point average
40 total credits
Minimum grade of 'C' in all program courses
TEAS test results required
ASC 100 College Strategies 1 cr. required for first time full time freshman, ASC 101 College Transitions 0.5 cr. required for all other students
General Education Requirements
Upon completion of the 11 month program, students will be eligible for a Certificate in Practical Nursing and to take the NCLEX-PN ®.
Students must have an e-mail account. Some course components may be offered in an on-line format. Classes will be presented using a variety of technology.
Clinical experiences are supervised by Williston State College nursing faculty. Clinical experiences will be provided at Mercy Hospital and Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown, ND, and at other specified locations.
NOTE: Alternate Methods to Validate Course Objectives
Opportunity for validation of student achievement of specific course objectives by alternate methods is provided by the nursing department. Nursing faculty will review each situation on an individual basis. For further information, contact the nursing program coordinator.
Degree Planning Worksheet - Nursing (CP)
Program Courses Credits
Anatomy & Physiology I L/L
Now required for application to the 2014-15 Practical Nursing Program:
The TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is a proctored online multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of applicants to nursing programs. The TEAS Test measures science, math, language and reading knowledge and skills. Prospective students must score at the Basic, Proficient, Advanced or Exemplary Level to be eligible for admission.
This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
For more information regarding the program please see the contact information below:
WSC Nursing Program Coordinator
Kari Lesmeister, MSN, RN - Nursing Coordinator
1410 University Ave., Williston, ND 58801
(701) 774.4290 or (888) 863.9455
For information regarding the Minot and New Town sites please contact the site manager.
Rhoda Owens, MSN, RN- Minot Site Manager
St. Joseph's Trinity Campus 4th Floor
407 3rd St. SE, Minot, ND 58701
New Town Site
Gail Raasakka, BSN, RN-New Town Site Manager
220 8th Ave N, New Town, ND 58762
(701) 627.4738 ext. 289