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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


The baccalaureate, master's, DNP and post-graduate APRN certificate
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programs at South Dakota State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

We are hosting an accreditation site visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education March 29-31, 2021. As part of this process, we are seeking third-party comments from interested individuals. See additional information.

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


2019 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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U.S. News & World Report ranks four online programs at SDSU

South Dakota State University had four online programs ranked following a survey of online programs by U.S. News & World Report. The media company only surveys programs housed in regionally accredited institutions whose programs are offered mostly or entirely online.

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.