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.
- Admission Requirements
Before applying to the professional nursing major, keep in mind that students must:
- Apply for general admission to the university (if you are not already an SDSU student).
- Complete the pre-requisite courses listed the curriculum plan.
- Meet the technical standards and eligibility requirements.
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.
- Tuition & Financial Aid
Price per credit
Est. curriculum cost
South Dakota Residents $407
South Dakota Advantage
(IA, NE, ND, CO, MT, WY)
» Estimated cost is based on 2019-2020 BOR tuition/fees.
» Additional costs will be incurred throughout the B.S.N. program, including but not limited to textbooks.
- Technology & Compliance Requirements
Students admitted to the professional nursing major must:
Student Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of the program, you will have the knowledge to:
- Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
- Integrate effective leadership skills to improve the quality of health care. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
- Incorporate evidence-based practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis; Critical and Creative Thinking)
- Demonstrate proficiency in patient care technologies and informatics. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
- 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. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
- Integrate behaviors that reflect nursing values and professional standards into practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
- Provide patient-centered, quality care. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
- Improve population health through health promotion and disease prevention.