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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 89% pass rate for first time test takers in 2021. 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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College of Nursing student Austin Morris gets treated at an emergency exercise at the Sioux Falls Airport.

Students experience different role in emergency exercise

Nearly two dozen students from South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing participated in an emergency situation training activity at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport last week.
The College of Nursing's location at 1011 11th St in Rapid City

Mollman named associate dean for research for the College of Nursing

Sarah Mollman has been named the associate dean for research for South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing. She will be based at the college’s Rapid City site.

Nursing Schools Almanac ranks SDSU's College of Nursing among nation's best

 Nursing Schools Almanac ranked South Dakota State University’s College of Nursing No. 8 among institutions in the Plains Region as well as in its public nursing colleges and its all nursing college rankings.