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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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Rebecca Bott-Knutson, dean of the Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College, greets the audience at South Dakota State University's Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day, held April 9.

SDSU recognizes student works at URSCAD

South Dakota State University held its annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day virtually April 12-14. In addition to selecting top student performances, the university announced the recipients of the Schultz-Werth Awards and the Joseph F.

Pharmacy students in lab

U.S. News and World report ranks 7 graduate programs

South Dakota State University had seven graduate school 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.

2020 College of Nursing student

NursingDegreeSearch.com ranks SDSU in 7 categories

 

South Dakota State was ranked in the top 15% of 663 schools in NursingDegreeSearch.com’s most recent list of the Most Popular Online Nursing Schools. SDSU was No. 79 and was also ranked in six other categories.