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Department of Undergraduate Nursing

Start your nursing career

The SDSU 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 (BSN). We offer programs across the state in Rapid City, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, and Brookings. We also offer our RN to BSN 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 97%, 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 Standard BSN Option

for students seeking a bachelor's degree

The Accelerated BSN Option

for students that already hold a non-nursing bachelor's degree

The Online RN to BSN Option

for RNs that want to pursue their BSN

 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.


Accreditation

The baccalaureate, master's, DNP, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at South Dakota State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.