University of South Dakota BSN


Basic Information: The University of South Dakota is located in Vermillion, South Dakota.  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 University of South Dakota and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: Four years total with the last two years being the nursing program.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include College Algebra, English Composition I/II, Chemistry Survey with Lab, General Psychology, Fine Arts, Literature, Anatomy & Physiology I/II with Lab, Organic & Biochemistry with Lab, Speech, Statistics, Human Development: Lifespan, Ethics, Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Microbiology with Lab, Sociology, and Professionalism, Values, & Interprofessional Communication (Nursing course).  Students must have a prerequisite GPA of a 2.7 or higher and a grade of C or higher.

Prior Classwork Information:  Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7. Students must have a grade of at least a C in all general coursework.

Application Information: Application deadlines for the College of Nursing are February 1st for fall admission and September 1st for spring admission.  The application to the College of Nursing can be found here.  The application to the University of South Dakota can be found here

Admission Tests: HESI A2 is required.

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 2018.