Dec 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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

90 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

A.S. in Nursing Credits (35 hours)

35 hours from Associate of Science in Nursing

University Specified General Education requirements (18 hours)

  • Written Communication SGR Goal #1  (6 cr.)

  • Oral Communication SGR Goal #2  (3 cr.)

  • Arts and Humanities fulfilling SGR Goal #4  (6 cr.)
    • 3 credit hours must be in Arts and 3 credit hours must be in Humanities.
  • Mathematics SGR Goal #5  (3 cr.)

Electives (12 hours)

Electives 12 credit hours


*Minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from USD.

*Minimum of 32 credit hours must be 300 or 400 level courses.

*Maximum of 90 transfer credit hours may be applied to the degree. Graduates from programs other than USD will be required to have an official review of transcripts to determine transfer credits granted.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization