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Nursing Terms of Acceptance

Upon conditional acceptance to USD Nursing, the applicant must submit:
  • A $150 non-refundable tuition deposit
  • Criminal background checks and drug screening are required as part of conditional admission to all health profession programs.
    • Background checks and drug screening will be performed only after the applicant has received notice of conditional acceptance.
    • Failure to disclose any previous convictions or charges pending at any point may lead to denial or revocation of admission.
    • Felony convictions will result in denial of acceptance to the program and/or eligibility for licensure; misdemeanor convictions may result in denial of acceptance to the program.

Upon final acceptance to USD Nursing, the student must:

  • Complete required Nursing program immunization and physical protocol. Information will be given prior to enrollment. Compliance and documentation deadlines must be followed or the applicant's seat in the class will be forfeited.
  • Submit and maintain current CPR certification for Healthcare Providers.
  • Purchase computers, uniforms, and lab supplies for their nursing education.
    • All students learning in the classroom are required to purchase a Fujitsu laptop computer and maintain a current warranty.
    • Uniform information will be given prior to enrollment.
    • Lab supply kits, textbooks, and learning resources are to be purchased at a USD Nursing campus bookstore.
    • The USD Nursing student is responsible for personal transportation to clinical locations.
  • Maintain health insurance coverage for the duration of the student's program of study.
  • Update background check and drug screen annually. Additional background checks and/or drug screening may be required for programmatic clinical experiences.
  • Follow all University and Program policies and procedures and meet all University requirements as stated in various documents directed toward students.
  • Complete nursing courses within three years from the time of first enrollment in a nursing course. 
Nursing program policies and procedures are outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook which can be found in myUSD Portal. If there are questions regarding these policies, please contact the Program Office.

Failure to meet these terms will jeopardize admission and/or continued enrollment in the Nursing program.

Nursing fees will be included in the tuition bill each semester.