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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


2020-2021 scholarship recipients


2020-2021 scholarships awarded


2020 job placement rate*

*Job placement is reported within three months

2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate first-time takers*

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

2020 APRN pass rate


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A Lifesaving Legacy: Wilcox Gifts Estate to College of Nursing

The legacy of Maxine Wilcox can be found throughout the decades of her life and across the globe—from the 27 countries spanning six continents that benefited from her Christian ministry work, to a burning wreckage in Texas where she once heroically saved three lives and most recently to the South

Veterans Affairs

Quilts of Valor distributed at SDSU

South Dakota State University was the site for six military veterans to receive a quilt of valor from Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary National President Jean Hamil. Tuesday afternoon’s ceremony was held at the university’s Medal of Honor Park. 2021 safest campus map 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, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets.