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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. We also offer a 12-month accelerated program in Sioux Falls.

Students can take their prerequisite courses at SDSU or another institution and still receive their nursing degree from SDSU. Reach out to a professional academic advisor to learn more.

Main Information

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

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

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 Sept. 25. Any changes or updates to this deadline can be found on the application page.

Tuition Information

StatePrice per creditEst. curriculum cost
South Dakota Residents$408


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




, $525


Minnesota Reciprocity



» Estimated cost is based on 2023-2024 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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