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College of Nursing

Welcome to Nursing at SDState

Our faculty provide education with firsthand knowledge, and our Healthcare Simulation Center offers state-of-the-art equipment and a realistic learning environment. The research we are doing is impacting and changing communities in our region, nation and world. Explore our degree options or contact us to learn more.

Degrees and programs

Fast Facts

Pre-nursing student enrollment


Undergraduate student enrollment


*Students in the nursing major

Graduate student enrollment


2020-2021 scholarship recipients


2020-2021 scholarships awarded


2020 job placement rate*

*Job placement is reported within three months

2020 NCLEX-RN pass rate first-time takers*

*Students who tested in 2020. See our NCLEX-RN pass rate page for prior years.

2020 APRN pass rate


Admitted Student Statistics >>

College of Nursing News

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Mom, daughter mark milestone / Rapid Citians complete nursing school together

“To my constant buddy, study partner and best friend, congratulations on your graduation—and happy Mother’s Day.”

Rare it is when those words all fit one person, but that is the case for Gabrielle Miller.

students on campus

SDSU Moves to Face Coverings Optional Policy May 10

South Dakota State University, as part of its effort for a more normal 2021 fall semester, announced today face coverings will now be optional on campus beginning Monday.

Commencement to be held on College Green

South Dakota State University will hold its 2021 commencement ceremonies May 8-9 on the College Green, the area east of the South Dakota Art Museum and west of Morrill Hall.