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Join the nursing program early for peace of mind.

Students who are admitted to USD and meet the following criteria can apply for guaranteed acceptance to the nursing program:

  • ACT of 27 or higher
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA in B.S.N. prerequisite coursework
  • Completion of prerequisite classes with a minimum grade of "C" prior to starting the Nursing program

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*You will be required to complete the B.S.N. Nursing application and prerequisite spreadsheet prior to the published deadline on the USD Nursing website for the semester you will begin nursing program. You are not required to take the HESI exam.