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2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.)

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43 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

*USD Associate of Science in Nursing graduates will have completed 65 credit hours. All other nursing program graduates will be required to have an official review of transcripts to determine transfer credits granted.


Approved RN-BSN curriculum program change will be effective Fall 2016.  Prospective students seeking admission Fall 2016 should contact the RN-BSN advisor for guidance.

Nondepartmental Requirements (16 hours)

General Education Requirements (12-15 hours)

A.S. in Nursing Credits (65 hours)

See Associate of Science in Nursing  requirements.  (35 hours Departmental Requirements - 30 hours Nondepartmental & General Education Requirements)

Required Testing:

The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination: All students seeking undergraduate degrees must achieve satisfactory performance on The South Dakota Board of Regents Proficiency Examination, the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) or have shown previous proficiency through one of the following ways: ACT composite score of 24 or higher; SAT Verbal/Math score of 1090 or higher; ACT subscore equivalencies (English: 18, Math: 22, Reading: 22, Science: 23); or have already earned a Bachelor’s degree or Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution within the United States. Students pursuing a bachelor degree are required to take the exam as soon as they have passed 48 credit hours at or above the 100-level. For additional information see Testing Requirements .

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