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Nursing (B.S.N.)

  • Location IconBrookings Main Campus
  • Location IconRapid City
  • Location IconSioux Falls

Impacting health.

The nursing program prepares graduates to practice in both hospital and non-hospital settings. The curriculum includes university core requirements, major support courses in communication and the social, physical, biological sciences and nursing major courses. This education provides the foundation for the development of professional knowledge, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, leadership skills and pursuit of high standards in health care to influence quality health outcomes. For more information please visit the Standard Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Student Enrollment





2022-2023 College of Nursing Scholarships





Clinical Hours


Cost per Credit Hour*


*Lowest credit hour price

2022 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate for first time test takers*


NCLEX® Program Report, 2022-2023

*Students who tested in 2022. See our NCLEX-RN pass rate page for prior years.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Like to work with others and help people.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Have an aptitude in science and math.
  • Are interested in caring for people's health.
  • Are a good problem solver.

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse anesthetist (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse educator (requires additional educational preparation)
  • Nurse leader (requires additional educational preparation)

Recent Employers

  • Avera Health
  • Monument Health
  • Sanford Health
  • VA Health Care Systems
  • Mayo Clinic

Internship Opportunities

  • Avera Health
  • Monument Health
  • Sanford Health
  • VA Health Care Systems
  • Mayo Clinic

Clubs and Organizations

  • Student Nurses’ Association
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship
  • Nursing Student Ambassadors
  • Students’ Association Senate

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.