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Apply to the Professional Nursing Major

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A nursing career will challenge you to continually learn and build excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills while making a difference in people’s lives. Nursing is an exciting profession that affords practitioners many opportunities.

Nursing at SDSU is rewarding and fun. We offer a standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for student's who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree). Application information for both is below. We also offer an online RN to BSN.

Standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The fall 2020 application for admission to professional nursing major for the standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)program (in Brookings and Rapid City) has been extended to June 30, 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered for spring 2021 program start upon request.

Our FAQ and application checklist detail the process for applying to the standard B.S.N. Before applying, students must:

Students admitted to the professional nursing major must own or purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirements

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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

We are currently accepting applications for the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Aberdeen and Rapid City. The priority deadline is June 1, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 15th or until the program is filled with qualified applicants. The accelerated B.S.N. program is for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree but wish to obtain a B.S.N.

Students who apply to the accelerated B.S.N. must:

Students must apply for the program through NursingCAS, a centralized application service; visit www.nursingcas.org to start the application or log into your existing account.