College of Nursing

Inspiring excellence, impacting health care

Welcome to the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University! Whether you are attending college for the first time, considering a career change, or you are a practicing nurse looking to take on more leadership responsibilities, the SDSU College of Nursing has an program for you.

The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), PhD in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as well as refresher courses designed to help inactive RNs and LPNs review and update their nursing knowledge and skills. With program options in Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and online, we provide accessible, high quality nursing education across the state of South Dakota and the nation. View our academic programs to find an option that fits your needs.

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From the Dean

Nancy Fahrenwald

In the next 80 years, our vision is to prepare nationally recognized leaders across graduate and undergraduate nursing education programs. Our inspired students will be educated in ways that assure high quality and evidence based health promotion and health care, delivered through team work and brimming with innovation. Our research programs and partnerships will grow and be sustained over time.

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