Licensed Nursing Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and South Dakota State University

WHAT: The bachelor of science in nursing program is an online, RN Upward Mobility option.
The program is designed to build on a licensed registered nurse's (ADN) past education and experience. The degree is awarded by South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD.

AVAILABLE AREA: All states served by The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.

  • Offered on a part-time schedule
  • Allows staff to work, earn and learn
  • Scheduled to facilitate study for employees with work and family responsibilities
  • Nursing and support courses offered online
  • All BSN clinical practicum requirements are completed in the student's own community with local agencies and families
  • Credit successfully earned from the USD RN program and other accredited ADN nursing programs has been articulated for transfer to the SDSU BSN program

ACCREDITATION:The SDSU College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

REQUIRED COURSES and APPLICATION INFORMATION: Click here for more information.

TIME TO EARN DEGREE: The BSN degree can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time (once entry requirements are met)

COST ESTIMATES: Tuition and fees are approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents effective each May. It is important to discuss an estimated cost with the advisor.

SCHOLARSHIP/LOANS: You are invited to visit with your center administrator about financial assistance that might be available through local resources. Some states might offer scholarship/grant or loan assistance through the state Board of Nursing or another state government agency.
Please inquire about SDSU nursing scholarships with your advisor.

Contact for a list of nursing scholarship resources.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE? Contact Susan Rosen, or 605-688-4995. Please identify that you are a Good Samaritan Society employee, your Center number and location.