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Before starting the application process, make sure you meet the R.N.-B.S.N. admission criteria.

The following must be completed in order to be considered for admission to the nursing program.

Step 1: Apply to USD

Student must be admitted to USD prior to the nursing application deadline. Official transcripts will be required.

Apply to USD

Step 2: Apply to the Nursing Program

Summer admission deadline: April 1
Fall admission deadline: July 15
Spring admission deadline: December 1

The following items must be completed and received on or before midnight on the due date in order to be given full consideration:

Apply to the R.N.-B.S.N. Program

Students enrolled in a R.N.-B.S.N. nursing program other than USD are eligible for selection into the USD nursing program as long as they have left the previous program in good standing.

Step 3: Complete General Education Coursework Spreadsheet

Download and complete the general education coursework spreadsheet. Save and email this document to

General Education Coursework

Additional Required Information

Your application is considered complete only when all required items are received. If you have questions regarding the application or the applications process, call 605-658-5600, email or contact your advisor.

There is no fee to submit the USD nursing application. However, if you are admitted to the R.N.-B.S.N. program and accept the conditional offer of admission, you will be required to complete additional requirements and will be responsible for all expenses incurred.

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:

Director of Disability Services
119B Service Center North
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, S.D. 57069
Phone: 605-677-6389 | Fax: 605-677-3172