Empowering nurses to play a pivotal role in cutting-edge care.

We are the only program in the state that trains future nurses together with 10 health science disciplines and a medical school. This gives students the experience of learning in teams made up of doctors, nurses and other health practitioners, an experience that is becoming increasingly important as nursing continues to expand and evolve.

This interprofessional learning experience makes our students top-notch. Our Bachelor of Science in nursing students surpass both the national and South Dakota National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) averages for passing the NCLEX on the first try.

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Each student is assigned an academic faculty advisor and mentor who will connect with the student on a personal level throughout the program to help them achieve more and cultivate a professional identity.

Our program teaches students to use research-supported techniques and create collaborative research projects. We also encourage students to make a difference in the world by participating in service learning projects, both locally and globally.

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  • Photo of Disaster Day.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – More than 400 students from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University learned valuable life-saving skills as part of an annual disaster training program hosted at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
  • Photo of mother and child.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing is partnering with The Teddy Bear Den and the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation to present three educational sessions that aim to reduce the number of accidental deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syn...
  • Great Story on our USD nursing students and faculty teaming up with Sioux Falls Area Foundation to help reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrom (SIDS). http://www.usd.edu/news/2018/usd-nursing-teddy-bear-den-and-sioux-falls-area-foundation-partner-on-education-campa...