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RN to B.S.N.

About the Program

The RN to B.S.N. program is a fully online, flexible and affordable option designed to help associate and diploma registered nurses move ahead in their nursing career. Each course in the program is offered a minimum of three times per year. Students have the ability to design their own pace of degree completion.

As South Dakota's #1 RN to B.S.N. program, SDSU prepares future nurse leaders with flexibility, innovation and agility.

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online degree completion

100%
 
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length of courses

7 weeks
 
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Number of credit hours

30
 
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Cost per credit hour

$407
 

Main Information

Application Cycle
Application due dateSession start day
September 1, 2020October 19, 2020
December 1, 2020January 11, 2021
February 1, 2021March 15, 2021
April 1, 2021May 10, 2021
May 1, 2021June 30, 2021
July 1, 2021August 23, 2021
September 1, 2021October 18, 2021
Calendar

2020 RN to B.S.N. Course Calendar

Each session is 7 weeks long.

1st Session:Aug. 24 — Oct. 9
2nd Session:Oct. 19 — Dec. 4

2021 RN to B.S.N. Course Calendar

1st Session:Jan. 11 — Feb. 26
2nd Session:Mar. 15 — Apr. 30
3rd Session:May 10 — Jun. 25
4th Session:Jun. 30 — Aug. 13
5th Session:Aug. 23 — Oct. 8
6th Session:Oct. 18 — Dec. 3
Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Information

 Price per credit

Core curriculum cost

South Dakota Residents$407

$9,768

South Dakota Advantage
(IA, NE, ND, CO, MT, WY)

$407

$9,768

Non-Resident

$523

$12,552

Minnesota Reciprocity

$419

$10,056

» Estimated cost is based on 2019-2020 BOR tuition/fees.

» All courses are worth three credits each and delivered in 7-week format.

» 30 SDSU credits are required for program completion (24 B.S.N core curriculum credits and 6 elective credits).

» Full-time: 12 credits per semester • Completion in 10 months.

» Part-time: 6 credits per semester • Completion in 18 months.

» Additional costs will be incurred throughout the B.S.N. program, including but not limited to textbooks.

Financial Aid

SDSU is committed to helping students find the resources available to help pay for college — our Office of Financial Aid is here for you.

Courses & Curriculum Plan

Academic Advising Guide Sheet

The academic advising guide sheet promotes student success by guiding all students to timely completion their degree.

RN to B.S.N. Course Offerings

FA 2020
(1st Half)
FA 2020
(2nd Half)
SP 2021
(1st Half)
SP 2021
(2nd Half)
SU 2021
(1st Half)
SU 2021
(1st Half)

Start Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Nurs 300: Transition to B.S.N.

Start Nurs 461: Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs: 462 Population Health: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs 461: Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs: 462 Population Health: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs 461: Vulnerable Populations: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs: 462 Population Health: Nursing Perspectives

 

Nurs 464: Genetics & Genomics in Nursing

Nurs 463:
Health Policy & Economics

Nurs 464: Genetics & Genomics in Nursing

Nurs 463:
Health Policy & Economics

Nurs 464: Genetics & Genomics in Nursing

Nurs 465: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Nurs 466: Healthcare Systems & Informatics

Nurs 465: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Nurs 466: Healthcare Systems & Informatics

Nurs 465: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Nurs 466: Healthcare Systems & Informatics

Nurs 469: Nursing Leadership Capstone

 

Nurs 469: Nursing Leadership Capstone

 

Nurs 469: Nursing Leadership Capstone

 
  

Nurs 467: Global Health: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs 468: Palliative Care Nursing

Nurs 467: Global Health: Nursing Perspectives

Nurs 468: Palliative Care Nursing

HSC/HLTH 200: Integrative Holistic Health Care

 

HSC/HLTH 200: Integrative Holistic Health Care

HSC/HLTH/NURS 402/502: Rural Healthcare Matters

HSC/HLTH 200: Integrative Holistic Health Care

HSC/HLTH/NURS 402/502: Rural Healthcare Matters

Credit Requirements

30 credits must be completed with SDSU

24 of these will be the SDSU RN to B.S.N. core courses:

System General Education Requirements (SGRs):

32-33

Pre-Nursing Requirements:

11

Major Requirements:

70

Associate Degree completion:

46

SDSU College of Nursing Courses:

24

Electives:

6-7

Total number of hours required for major:

70

Total number of hours required for B.S.N. degree:

120

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Student Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of the RN to B.S.N. program, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Integrate effective leadership skills to improve the quality of health care. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
  • Incorporate evidence-based practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis; Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in patient care technologies and informatics. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
  • Evaluate the implications of health policy and health care delivery systems on the professional nursing practice environment.
  • Integrate effective interprofessional communication and collaboration into professional nursing practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
  • Integrate behaviors that reflect nursing values and professional standards into practice. (Cross-curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
  • Provide patient-centered, quality care. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
  • Improve population health through health promotion and disease prevention.

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