The MSU College of Nursing is now offering an associate-to-master’s degree program. Nurses currently working in the field will be able to gain a master’s in nursing through a five-semester program. Classes are taught by College of Nursing faculty through teleconference and videoconference. Students have to complete baccalaureate transition courses and may have to complete prerequisite courses prior to entering. They are also required to travel to MSU’s campus each fall for a two-day intensive class session. The program is designed to help already practicing nurses advance their education to better serve their patients. The first group of students in the program began classes this spring. It is the only program of its kind in Montana, allowing nurses to continue working in their community. More information can be found at montana.edu/nursing/graduate/adrntomn.html.