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Application Availability and Deadlines

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, accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for student's who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree) and an online RN to B.S.N. (for associate and diploma registered nurses).

If you are interested in applying to one of our graduate nursing programs, which include the Master of Science in Nursing, Certificate Program, Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, visit our Department of Graduate Nursing.

Apply to the standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

We are not currently accepting applications for the standard B.S.N. program in Rapid City, Sioux Falls or Brookings. The application for spring 2021 (January start) is due September 25, and will be available on this page about one month prior. In the meantime:

Get the complete details on the standard B.S.N program.

Apply to the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

We are currently accepting applications for the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Aberdeen and Rapid City. The priority deadline for Aberdeen was June 1, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until September 1 or until the program is filled with qualified applicants. The priority deadline for Rapid City was June 1, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 15 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. Be sure to review the accelerated B.S.N. program requirements before applying.

We are not currently accepting applications for the accelerated B.S.N. program in Sioux Falls, for timeline information about that program, visit the Sioux Falls accelerated B.S.N. webpage.

If you are not currently an SDSU student, application is a TWO STEP process:

  1. Apply to the university.
  2. Submit the College of Nursing application via NursingCAS online application service.

APPLY NOW on NursingCAS

Apply to the online RN to B.S.N. program

We are currently accepting applications for the online RN to B.S.N. program. Be sure to review the RN to B.S.N. program requirements before applying. Application deadlines are as follows:

Application due dateSession start day
September 1, 2020October 19, 2020
November 1, 2020December 21, 2020
February 1, 2021March 15, 2020
April 1, 2021May 17, 2021

If you are not currently an SDSU student, application is a TWO STEP process:

  1. Apply to the university.
  2. Submit the College of Nursing application via NursingCAS online application service.

APPLY NOW on NursingCAS