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SDSU’s College of Nursing ranked among nation’s best

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has been ranked 31st in’s list of the 50 Best Online Bachelor’s in Nursing Programs. formulates rankings based on six informational categories for online schools. The major metrics are:

  • Academic excellence based on a school’s curriculum generally or within the selected discipline;
  • Strength of faculty scholarship;
  • Reputation;
  • Financial aid;
  • Range of degree programs; and
  • Strength of online instruction methodology.
2018 ranked SDState No. 31 in nursing

According to, “South Dakota State University’s online program earned its ranking based on strength of faculty scholarship, curriculum rigor and range, reputation among peer programs, awards and financial aid availability. In addition, we acknowledge SDSU's regional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, which ensures excellence in higher education. The RN to BSN program at South Dakota State University focuses on leadership, upward mobility and a customizable curriculum. The degree builds on students’ previous academic training, exposing them to studies in patient-centered care, family and communication, and nursing research.”

“We have made many advances in providing a college education, and for the best value, for our students,” said Roberta Olson, the college’s interim dean. “This news is a reflection on all of the hard work the college has done and will continue to do to deliver quality nursing education to students whether they’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a doctor of nursing practice."