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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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Nursingprocess.org ranks College of Nursing as the best B.S.N. program in SD

Nursingprocess.org has ranked the South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing as the best B.S.N. program in South Dakota. It was also ranked as one of the best nurse practitioner programs in the state.

Nursing student in SIM lab

SDNA honors seven from College of Nursing

South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing had seven individuals recognized for their service at the 2021 South Dakota Nurses Association Convention and annual business meeting Oct. 3-4.

The two-day, virtual convention focused on The Year of the Nurse 2020-2021.

Bailey Ross was one of the individuals who received a Quilt of Valor

Coast Guard veteran finds success at SDSU

Bailey Ross did not follow a traditional path to South Dakota State University and its College of Nursing.