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Students who wish to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can receive SDSU's high-quality nursing education in Sioux Falls. Classes meet on the campus of Southeast Technical Institute in the Terrance Sullivan Health Science center, part of the University Center system in Sioux Falls. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities.
In Sioux Falls, pre-nursing students can apply to the nursing major in the fall, once all pre-requisite courses are completed or in progress. The program 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 2017 through August 2018.
Our students in Sioux Falls can opt to complete pre-requisite courses in Sioux Falls at the University Center or in Brookings on the main campus. Detailed pre-requisite information can be found here: Curriculum Plan
Before applying to the nursing major, keep in mind that students must:
Students must apply for spring admission by September 25. Our FAQ further explains the process. Please contact an Academic Advisor before applying or registering for classes to ensure courses are completed in the appropriate sequence.
Once you are ready to apply to the nursing major, fill out the nursing application, available on this site prior to the application deadline, and send it or bring it in to the College of Nursing office at 2300 N. Career Avenue (Suite 260) in Sioux Falls. If you are planning to transfer into the nursing major from another nursing program, you must send a letter to the College of Nursing stating why you wish to transfer and include three letters of recommendation (one from the dean or director of your former nursing program and two from faculty members).
Students admitted to the nursing major must purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirement and complete the Undergraduate Nursing Compliance Requirements.
Contact us to schedule a personalized visit, our office hours are Monday through Friday (with the exception of holidays), and we're open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can meet with an academic advisor and take a tour of our facilities.
The baccalaureate, master's, DNP, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at South Dakota State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.