Licensed Nursing Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing -- RN to BSN

WHAT: The RN to BSN program is a four semester plan for the Associate Degree Registered Nurse to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program is online and typically students take six to seven credits per semester. The degree is awarded by The University of South Dakota.


  • Offered on a part-time basis to allow staff to work, earn and learn
  • Courses are offered on-line

RECOGNITION/ACCREDITATION: USD currently has applicant status for accreditation of the BSN by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The program is approved by South Dakota Board of Nursing.

COST ESTIMATES: Tuition and fees are approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents effective each May.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Click here for application procedure.

SCHOLARSHIP/LOANS: Employees are encouraged to visit with their center administrator about financial assistance that may be available through local resources. Some states may offer scholarship/grant or loan assistance through the state Board of Nursing or another state government agency. Select "Scholarship Opportunities" from the menu at the left to learn more.

Contact for an online listing of external nursing scholarship resources.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES: A variety of resources for students is available at the following:
USD Continuing Education website. Resources include advising, bookstore, business office, computer support, and academic preparation such as, "Tips for Online Learning Success."

ADVISOR: Please contact Anne Kleinhesselink, RN, MSN at or 605.677.3969.

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