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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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Degrees and programs

Fast Facts

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


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College of Nursing Events

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Jan 28

Faculty Early Alert Best Practice Workshop - Nursing

Virtual Event
Jan 29

College of Nursing Virtual Induction Ceremony

Virtual Event

College of Nursing News

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Happy Fourth of July, Mr. President

By the tender age of 26, Lake City native Katie (Wegleitner) Cramer has twice performed for the president of the United States.

Accelerated nursing grad leads charge to provide aid to the homeless

Katie (Wegleitner) Cramer already was serving in the South Dakota National Guard’s 147th Army Band and going to school full time at Northern State University when she picked up a side job.

Traveling COVID-19 nurse may have found a home back home

Tyler Christensen is proof you can go home again. The staff at Sanford Health is thankful he did.