South Dakota State University RN to BSN


Basic Information: South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, South Dakota.  All didactic courses are offered online. Clinical courses are offered in the student's geographical area.  This program is meant for Registered Nurses wanting to obtain their BSN.  The majority of programs require that you have your associate's degree in nursing (ADN).

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

Program Length: There are 20 credits of nursing courses to complete the program.  The RN to BSN curriculum can be found here.  The length of the program depends on how many nursing courses and general education courses the students has left to complete.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Anatomy & Physiology I/II with Lab, Chemistry with Lab, Lifespan Development, Public Health Science, Microbiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics.  General education requirements include English Composition I/II, College Algebra, Fundamentals of Speech, six credits of Humanities courses, and First Semester Seminar.  These courses can all be completed during the RN to BSN program.  All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Application Information: 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.