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Standard B.S.N. Program - Brookings

About the Program

The standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program on our Brookings main campus, which we also offer at our Rapid City site and our Sioux Falls site, is a four-year program. Pre-nursing students at the Brookings campus apply to the professional nursing major in the fall or spring semester, once all pre-requisite courses are completed or in progress. The professional nursing coursework can be completed in five semesters (or two and one half years).

High school seniors, who meet certain pre-established requirements, may have the option to make their future worry-free by applying for the direct admit program.

Main Information

Before applying to the professional nursing major, keep in mind that you must:

Please email or call an academic advisor before applying or registering for classes to make sure courses are completed in the appropriate sequence.

The application to the standard B.S.N. program in Brookings is available on the application page, about a month prior to the application deadline. The application deadline for fall admission is January 25. The application deadline for spring admission is September 25. Any changes or updates to these deadlines can be found on the application page. Check out the application checklist for more details about the process.

Tuition Information

StatePrice per credit

Est. curriculum cost

South Dakota Residents$413


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(Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming)






Minnesota Reciprocity



» Estimated cost is based on 2022-2023 BOR tuition/fees.

» Additional costs will be incurred throughout the B.S.N. program, including but not limited to textbooks, background checks, AIT bundle, etc.

Financial Aid

SDSU is committed to helping students find the resources available to help pay for college — our Office of Financial Aid is here for you.

Students admitted to the professional nursing major must:

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