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Standard Option: Brookings

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The Standard Option is a four-year nursing program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Pre-nursing students at our Brookings main campus can apply to the nursing major in the fall or spring semester, once all pre-requisite courses are completed or in progress. The nursing major coursework can be completed in five semesters (or two and one half years). For detailed pre-requisite and nursing major coursework see the  Standard Option Curriculum Plan.

Application Requirements

Before applying to the nursing major keep in mind that students must:

Students must apply for fall admission by January 25 and spring admission by September 25. Our College of Nursing FAQ and College of Nursing Application Checklist detail the process for applying to the Standard Option. Please contact an Academic Advisor before applying or registering for classes to make sure courses are completed in the appropriate sequence. 

Once you are ready to apply to the nursing major, fill out the nursing application, available on our College of Nursing Application Page prior to the application deadline, and send it or bring it in to the Department of Nursing Student Services. If you are planning to transfer into the nursing major from another nursing program, you must send a letter to the College of Nursing stating why you wish to transfer and include three letters of recommendation (one from the dean or director of your former nursing program and two from faculty members).

Students admitted to the nursing major must purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirement and complete the Undergraduate Nursing Compliance Requirements.


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