National leadership, interprofessional experience and teaching expertise make us among the best in the nation.
We offer guaranteed admission to exceptional high school graduates.
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. In 2017, 92 percent of our Bachelor of Science in nursing students passed their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) on the first try, surpassing both national and South Dakota averages.
Each student is assigned an academic advisor and a faculty 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.
USD nursing student Alyxis Perry has been named the 2017 student nurse of the year in South Dakota.