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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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2018 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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Finding help within / SDSU nursing prof commissions engineering students to build training model

Faced with paying more than $500 for a training device, South Dakota State University nursing faculty member Leann Horsley turned to a group of SDSU mechanical engineering students to see if they could help.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe has secured a grant to establish a youth center at Agency Village. Key members of the project are, from left, Missy Huff, youth prevention coordinator with the tribe; Tracey McMahon, evaluation specialist with the SDSU College of Nursing; and Elise Johnson, administrative assistant for the project.

Grant to establish shelter care for Native American youth

Construction is underway on the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Youth Lodge, a shelter care facility in Agency Village on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeast South Dakota.

College of Nursing ranked among nation's best for value

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing was recently ranked 13th in College Factual’s 2021 Best Value Nursing Schools. SDSU is ranked in the top 5% of the country for nursing students seeking a value bachelor’s degree.