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Standard B.S.N. Program - Sioux Falls

About the Program

Students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree can receive SDSU's high-quality nursing education in Sioux Falls. We also offer the program in Rapid City and Brookings. The standard B.S.N. program in Sioux Falls begins each January and is completed in five consecutive semesters, which includes two summers. Students graduate in August of the following year, i.e., January 2021 through August 2022. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs and clinical rotations in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. Classes meet on the campus of Southeast Technical Institute in the Terrance Sullivan Health Science Center, part of the Community College for Sioux Falls. Do you already have a bachelor's degree? Check out our 12-month accelerated program.

Our students in Sioux Falls can opt to complete pre-requisite courses at the Community College for Sioux Falls or in Brookings on the main campus. No matter where students take their pre-requisite courses, they apply for admission to SDSU and receive their nursing degree from SDSU.

Main Information

Admission Requirements

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

Please contact an academic advisor before applying or registering for classes to ensure courses are completed in the appropriate sequence.

Application Deadline

The application to the standard B.S.N. program in Sioux Falls is available on the application page, about a month prior to the application deadline. The application deadline for spring admission is September 25. Any changes or updates to this deadline can be found on the application page.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Information

 Price per credit

Est. curriculum cost

South Dakota Residents$377

$45,267

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

$377

$45,267

Non-Resident

$494

$59,307

Minnesota Reciprocity

$398

$47,787

» Estimated cost is based on 2021-2022 Board of Regents tuition and fees.

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

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.

Technology and Compliance Requirements

Students admitted to the professional nursing major must:

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