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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program Details

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from South Dakota State University is designed to build upon registered nurses' current education and experience, enhance their leadership skills, and equip them to provide holistic, integrated care in order to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare disparities. Coursework explores topics such as:

  • Family & Communication
  • ​Clinical Decision Making
  • Leadership & Management
  • ​Community Health
  • ​Nursing Research & Theory


Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including up to 90 community college transfer credits.

  • ADNs with unencumbered RN license in the state of practice
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Grade “C” or above in all courses
  • 2 or fewer prerequisite courses to complete

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


SDSU students are unable to participate in unpaid internships, clinicals, field experiences, etc. in the state of Colorado.