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Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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 RN to B.S.N. option exclusively online.

You can be sure our education is of the highest quality, because our baccalaureate graduates consistently score above the national average on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). We currently boast a 97.52% pass rate for first time test takers in 2020. With a job placement rate of 90%, as reported within three months, SDSU College of Nursing will provide you with the foundation you need for a successful carer in nursing.

The standard program is for students seeking a four-year bachelor's degree. The accelerated program is designed for students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree, and the RN to B.S.N. is for registered nurses who want to pursue their bachelor's degree.

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NursingDegreeSearch.com ranks SDSU in 7 categories

 

South Dakota State was ranked in the top 15% of 663 schools in NursingDegreeSearch.com’s most recent list of the Most Popular Online Nursing Schools. SDSU was No. 79 and was also ranked in six other categories.

SDSU’s College of Nursing ranked among nation’s best


South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has been named to Nursing Schools Almanac’s list of top 100 nursing schools. The college was 11th in the Great Plains Region, 50th among public nursing schools and 100th nationally.

Arends elected to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board

South Dakota State University Clinical Associate Professor Robin Arends has been elected to a three-year term to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). She will start that role in January.