Montana State University Billings will have a new baccalaureate nursing program next fall.
The Montana University System Board of Regents approved the proposal Thursday at City College. The regents approved university budgets and projects for institutions across the state. It will be called the RN to BSN Completion Program.   It is designed for students who complete the associate degree in nursing at City College to transition toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing through MSUB.  Voting happened yesterday, September 15, and received enough 'yes' votes to pass.

The baccalaureate program would be a 49-credit online program that builds on the associate program through MSUB’s main campus.  The potential nurses can get an education locally, which helps provide a labor pool of more qualified nurses for area hospitals.