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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 97.47% pass rate. With a job placement rate of 100%, 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 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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SDSU ranked among best second degree nursing programs

SDSU College of Nursing ranked by two entities

The South Dakota State University College of Nursing was recently ranked among the nation’s best by two entities. The college was ranked No. 19 by Best Nursing Programs in its Best Second-degree Nursing Programs category and No. 41 by Learn.org for Best Online M.S.N. Degree Programs.

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College of Nursing offering scholarships through HRSA grant

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing has received Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students, a five-year, $3.25 million grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration aiming to increase the health care workforce diversity in primary care throughout rural communities.

Selman receives Carol Peterson Leadership Scholarship

South Dakota State University senior Laura Selman has been named the 2020-21 recipient of the Carol Peterson Leadership Scholarship, presented by the university’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.