Before starting the application process, make sure you meet the RN-BSN Admission Criteria.

The following must be completed in order to be considered for admission to The University of South Dakota Nursing Program.

Step 1: Admission to The University of South Dakota
Students not enrolled at USD, must apply to USD Admissions by completing the online application or calling 1-877-233-7937. In order to be considered for the USD Nursing Program, you must be accepted to USD prior to submitting the Nursing CAS RN-BSN application.

Step 2: Application to the Nursing Program
Fall admission deadline: February 1
Introduction to Statistics is a co/prerequisite for the first semester of the RN-BSN program.

Check back after September 15, 2015 for the updated USD Nursing Application.

If you are a prospective student with a disability and need assistance or accommodations during the admission/application process or require this document in an alternative format, please contact the Director of Disability Services, 119B Service Center North, USD, Vermillion, SD 57069. Phone: 605-677-6389 Fax: 605-677-3172 E-mail: