VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Nursing has received full accreditation for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The accreditation, issued by the national Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, spans a ten-year timeframe, meaning the USD BSN program is fully accredited until 2028.
USD’s nursing program offers nursing education opportunities at four sites across South Dakota, including in Vermillion (main USD campus), Pierre (Capital University Center), Sioux Falls and Rapid City. An online RN-BSN program is also offered by USD Nursing.
“This full accreditation confirms the quality of our BSN program, and assures South Dakotans and others interested in receiving an excellent nursing education that our program will be available for many years and will continue contributing to health care in our state, in our region, and nationally,” said Haifa Samra, chair of USD nursing.