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Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Start your nursing career

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing provides a strong academic and clinical background for entry into professional nursing, as well opportunities for registered nurses to further their education by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). We offer programs across the state in Rapid City, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls and Brookings. We also offer our R.N. to B.S.N. option exclusively online.

You can be sure our education is of the highest quality, because our baccalaureate graduates score above the national average on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). And, in our standard program, one-third of our 120 credits focus on practice, so our students can experience first-hand what it takes to be a nurse.

With a job placement rate of 100%, South Dakota State University College of Nursing will provide you with the foundation you need for a successful carer in nursing.

Choose the path that works for you

The College of Nursing also offers an 18 credit health science minor with courses in a variety of health related areas such as community health, alternative health, stress management, women's health, occupational health and much more.