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College of Nursing

The College of Nursing provides a strong academic program, professors with firsthand knowledge and a realistic learning environment for future nurses. Its outstanding nursing programs are offered on four campuses in South Dakota.

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High school seniors may have the option to make their future worry-free by applying for the direct admit program. Registered nurses who have an associate degree in nursing can take the fast track by applying for the RN to B.S.N. or RN to M.S.N.

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PRE-NURSING STUDENT ENROLLMENT

472

*As reported by SDSU College of Nursing, Nursing Student Services Office, 2023

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT

619

*Students in the nursing major; As reported by SDSU College of Nursing, Nursing Student Services Office, 2023

GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT

133

*As reported by SDSU College of Nursing, Nursing Student Services Office, 2023

2022-2023 RECIPIENTS/SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT AWARDED

206/$837,285

*As reported by SDSU College of Nursing, Nursing Student Services Office, 2023

2023 NCLEX-RN PASS RATE FIRST-TIME TAKERS*

94.33%

*Students who tested in 2023. See NCLEX-RN pass rate for prior years; As reported by NCLEX® Program Report, 2023-2024.

2023 APRN PASS RATE

100%

*As reported by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board, 2023-2024

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Recent SDSU College of Nursing graduate Luke Morris practices his skills in a simulation lab on campus.

Nursing student completes ROTC internship in Germany

One student’s involvement in two demanding programs at South Dakota State University took him to another continent for the internship opportunity of a lifetime. Luke Morris, a Harrisburg native who graduated May 4 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, completed a month-long Army internship last summer at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany. The training was a good fit for someone who wants to become an emergency room Army nurse.
A four-man team of South Dakota State University mechanical engineering students has designed a wearable sleeve that will allow aspiring nurses to practice intravenous (IV) injections. The team includes, from left, Nathan Lawrence, Dalton Anderson, Connor Gress and Jonah Coffel.

Engineering students design IV practice sleeve for nursing students

A four-man team of South Dakota State University mechanical engineering students has designed a wearable sleeve that will allow aspiring nurses to practice intravenous (IV) injections.

Garren-Grubbs honored for inspiring students

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurse Educators celebrates nursing educators who inspire their students. The 2023-24 recipient of that award from South Dakota State University certainly fits that description. Theresa Garren-Grubbs was honored at the College of Nursing’s retirement and awards reception May 8 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center.