Conditional Acceptance 

To be considered for final acceptance to the nursing program, students must submit:

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

  • Nursing program electronic forms
  • Immunization form, supporting documents, proof of major medical insurance and physical protocol

Final Acceptance

Upon final acceptance to the Department of Nursing, you must:

  • Obtain current CPR certification for health care providers 
  • Purchase a laptop computer along with the Microsoft Office software, which is available for free through USD. Discounted laptops are available and must be purchased directly from the USD Lenovo or HP links. Laptops must comply with all USD nursing laptop requirements
  • Purchase the clinical uniform
  • Purchase lab supply kits, textbooks and learning resources at the USD campus bookstore
  • Maintain major medical health insurance
  • Update background check and drug screen annually
  • Complete nursing courses within three years from the time of first enrollment in a nursing course
  • Adhere to USD and nursing policies outlined in the student handbooks

Nursing Student Handbook