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College of Nursing

Inspiring excellence, impacting health care

Welcome to the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University! Whether you are attending college for the first time, considering a career change, or you are a practicing nurse looking to take on more leadership responsibilities, the SDSU College of Nursing has an program for you.  

The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Post Graduate Certificate, PhD in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice as well an RN Refresher Course and LPN Refresher Course designed to help inactive RNs and LPNs review and update their nursing knowledge and skills. With program options in Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and online, we provide accessible, high quality nursing education across the state of South Dakota and the nation. View our academic programs to find an option that fits your needs.


At the South Dakota State University College of Nursing, we are committed to creating a rich scholarly community that supports the advancement of both nursing as a field and the community's individual members. Researchers in the College of Nursing are advancing the science and art of nursing by developing and disseminating knowledge, addressing social justice, and transforming the health care environment. College of Nursing faculty members serve the dual mission of disciplinary research and professional teaching.

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    Visit the following pages for application instructions for all of our academic programs: