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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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Hailey Olson, left, of Sioux Falls, and Jordan Neubrand, of Sioux City, Iowa, attend a patient mannequin in the simulation lab on the Brookings campus Oct. 27. The second-semester nursing students are observed by instructor Nicole Carlson, who was able to participate thanks to a new telepresence robot despite being quarantined at home in Sioux Falls.

West River Nursing Programs Begin Transition

Plans are underway to transition bachelor-level nursing education programs in western South Dakota from two universities to one. The recommendation comes from a state task force that spent the past year studying efficiencies within the public university system.

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.