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The R.N. to B.S.N. is an online program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.). The program is designed for licensed R.N.s who have either an associate degree or diploma in nursing. There are several plans of study options for completing the program.
Prospective students are encouraged to speak with a nursing advisor for guidance as needed. Students move through the program in a cohort; cohorts begin each fall, spring and summer. Most students take an average of two courses per semester. The part-time options make it possible for students to work full-time while completing the program. Our accelerated option gives students the opportunity to complete the program within 12 months. Clinical experiences are also part of the program. These clinical experiences may be arranged where students are working or in the community where the student lives.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at the University of South Dakota is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The RN-B.S.N. track in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.
Applicants will be evaluated for conditional acceptance based on the following criteria:
Admission is competitive. The number of students admitted is limited by the number of faculty and resources available.
Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. The department reserves the right to deny admission based on the best interest of the profession. Failure to disclose previous or pending convictions may lead to denial of admission. Falsification of information or documentation will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program.
For more information about the admission requirements, please visit Nursing Admission Policies.
Step 1: Apply to the University of South Dakota
Submit your application materials to USD Online:
Attn: Online RN to BSN Admissions
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, S.D. 57069
Step 2: Apply to the R.N. to B.S.N. program
For more information about the online R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.