South Dakota State University BSN


Basic Information: South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, South Dakota.  The BSN program is also offered at campuses in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.  This program is set up for the entry-level freshman wishing to gain their BSN or transfer students who have completed their general education requirements.

Must Dos: Students must apply to South Dakota State University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Four years.  The undergraduate nursing curriculum plan can be found here

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Chemistry I with Lab, Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry with Lab, Psychology, College Algebra or higher, English Composition I, Sociology, Anatomy & Physiology I/II with Lab, Lifespan Development, Public Speaking, Microbiology with Lab, Nutrition, and Humanities.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.7 or higher.

Application Information: An application checklist for the College of Nursing can be found here.  Application deadlines are September 25th for spring admission (Brookings, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls) and January 25th for fall admission (Brookings and Rapid City).  The application information for South Dakota State University can be found here

Admission Tests: International students must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.  Click here for the best review materials for the TOEFL exam.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here

Updated: June 2014.