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For our Parents

Top-quality education is in store for students

We hope you, as a parent, are as excited as your son or daughter is about becoming a nurse. They have a fulfilling, but challenging, career ahead of them. To prepare students for the demands of professional nursing, our program emphasizes a combination of lecture and clinical work. You can be sure our education is of the highest quality, because our baccalaureate graduates score above the national average on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). And, one-third of our 128 credits focus on practice, so our students can experience first-hand what it takes to be a nurse.

Plus, we offer several options to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, so students can find the program that is best suited to their lifestyle and location. We offer the Standard Nursing Option in both Brookings, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls as well as an Accelerated Option that is available in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, SD. Our online RN Upward Mobility program is designed for registered nurses who need to balance other responsibilities while they work on their Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or PhD in Nursing.

In each of our programs, we emphasize the use of technology to ensure our students receive a well-rounded education. We utilize email and discussion forums, Internet searches, online articles, electronic portfolios, and Desire to Learn (D2L), a learning management system for the delivery of online teaching and learning. We also require students be equipped with a laptop computer for classroom and testing purposes.

Our graduates promote the strong reputation of the College of Nursing, as well as the quality of instruction in both classes and clinical. A career as a nurse will be both demanding and rewarding at times, but we can help prepare your son or daughter for the experiences that are awaiting them in the nursing profession.

So take a minute to explore SDSU and all we have to offer your student.

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