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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.

Degrees and programs

Fast Facts

Pre-nursing student enrollment

527
 

Undergraduate student enrollment

644

*Students in the nursing major

Graduate student enrollment

195
 

2020-2021 scholarship recipients

206
 

2020-2021 scholarships awarded

$425,050
 

2020 job placement rate*

90%
*Job placement is reported within three months

2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate first-time takers*

97.52%
*Students who tested in 2020. See our NCLEX-RN pass rate page for prior years.

2020 APRN pass rate

100%
 

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YourLocalSecurity.com ranks SDSU No. 1 for third-straight year

For the third-straight year, South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by YourLocalSecurity.com, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets.

Your Local Security ranks South Dakota State University No. 1

Your Local Security ranks SDState No. 1

South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by Your Local Security.

West River Nursing Programs Begin Transition

Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system.