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College of Nursing

Welcome to Nursing at SDState

Our faculty provide education with firsthand knowledge, and our Healthcare Simulation Center offers state-of-the-art equipment and a realistic learning environment. The research we are doing is impacting and changing communities in our region, nation and world. Explore our degree options or contact us to learn more.

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Pre-nursing student enrollment


Undergraduate student enrollment


*Students in the nursing major

Graduate student enrollment


2019-2020 scholarship recipients


2019-2020 scholarships awarded


2018 job placement rate*

*Job placement is reported within three months

2019 first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate

*Students who tested in 2019

2018 APRN pass rate


Admitted Student Statistics

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Tom Stenvig

SDSU awarded American Indians into Nursing grant

Scholarship support for Native American nursing students at South Dakota State University has been bolstered by a four-year federal grant.

SDSU College of Nursing ranked by two entities

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing was recently ranked among the nation’s best by two entities. The college was ranked No. 19 by Best Nursing Programs in its Best Second-degree Nursing Programs category and No. 41 by for Best Online M.S.N. Degree Programs.

Winners named in SDSU nursing essay contest

Highmore-Harrold Elementary School student Destiny McCauley has been named this year’s winner of the “Why I Want to be a Nurse” contest sponsored by the South Dakota State University College of Nursing.