The program has definitely changed since two years ago. We have a ton of different instructors and I think they have all been excellent, including their responses to our questions in a timely manner. I don't know if they had this when you were in it, but now there are lectures online that you can listen too which I think really helps. Also you can do clinicals anywhere that you live and there is an option to video tape your skills and buy that stuff but it is not very expensive if you get a cheaper one on amazon
, I bought mine for $100 for a kit with both. They also let you come to campus to test out of skills.
Also they are revamping their RN to BSN program, it is not an option to join it right now, only the LPN to BSN and the regular BSN program that NDSU offers are available right now.
I definitely think this program is getting better compared to what you said, I went in to test out of the skills because I thought it would be difficult to do via video. Anyways just some more info for whoever wants to know :-)