Jul 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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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.

Location Matters for Non-Licensure Track Programs

This program is not designed or advertised to lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.

USD is permitted to operate under the terms of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) policies and standards in offering online courses/degree programs to residents in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Online courses/programs may also be offered to residents of California (a non-SARA state) because it does not regulate out-of-state public institutions.

Additionally, this program is authorized to offer supervised field study experiences (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) in South Dakota. Please be aware that there may be some restrictions on your ability to engage in supervised field study outside of South Dakota. Please contact a program representative if you have questions regarding supervised field study.

Distance education courses or programs will not be offered outside of the United States without prior written approval from the University, which may be withheld for any reason. If you are taking distance courses while physically located outside of the United States, it is your responsibility to confirm the following: (a) if the country will recognize an online degree; (b) the availability of supervised field study opportunities in the country; and (c) if the country charges any additional taxes, withholdings or fees associated with online distance education programs.

For more information, please visit USD’s State Authorization page or contact your admissions counselor.

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