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).  A list of all courses taken in your BSN can be found here

Prior Classwork Information: Minimum grade on the ACT is 21 and the SAT is 990. 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 August 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: On the application it says "Applicants must take the nursing entrance exam prior to the admission deadline.  Applicants should contact their adviser for testing information and dates."

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

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