About the Program
The standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program, 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 main 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).
- complete the pre-requisite courses, listed on the curriculum plan, and
- meet the technical standards and eligibility requirements.
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, however, please note that the application deadline for fall 2020 admission has been extended to June 30, 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered for the next program start of Spring 2021 upon request. Be sure to view the application checklist for application details.
Please email or call an academic advisor before applying or registering for classes to make sure courses are completed in the appropriate sequence.
Students admitted to the professional nursing major must purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirement (unless you already have one) and complete the undergraduate nursing compliance requirements.
As a graduate of the program, you will have the knowledge to:
- Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
- Integrate effective leadership skills to improve the quality of health care.
- Incorporate evidence-based practice.
- Demonstrate proficiency in patient care technologies and informatics.
- Evaluate the implications of health policy and health care delivery systems on the professional nursing practice environment.
- Integrate effective interprofessional communication and collaboration into professional nursing practice.
- Improve population health through health promotion and disease prevention.
- Integrate behaviors that reflect nursing values and professional standards into practice.
- Provide patient-centered, quality care.