2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Nursing

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SDSU Nursing students.

Nancy Fahrenwald, Dean
Linda Herrick, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing
SWG 255, Box 2275
605-688-5178 or 1-888-216-9806 Ext. 2
E-mail: Nancy.Fahrenwald@sdstate.edu


The Mission of the College of Nursing at South Dakota State University is to improve human health and quality of life for people in the state of South Dakota, the region, the nation, and the world. The College strives for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, scholarship, and health services to diverse individuals, communities, and populations across the life span. Faculty, students, and graduates of the College value scholarly activities that expand nursing science, nursing knowledge, and nursing practice and provide leadership in the delivery of nursing and health care for individuals across the life span, in communities and populations. The College engages in strategic and inter-professional partnerships to improve human health and foster diversity in the people and perspectives shaping the discipline.

The mission serves to:

  • Recruit and retain students who reflect a qualified, diverse student body.
  • Prepare graduates who are internationally competitive, globally informed, ethically grounded and socially responsible.
  • Provide an environment rich in research to improve nursing practice and health care outcomes.
  • Provide expertise to consumers, health care professionals and health systems.


Graduate Nursing
Nursing Student Services
Nursing Research
Undergraduate Nursing
West River Nursing


Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.


South Dakota Board of Nursing (approval)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Diversity Statement

Recognizing the growing diversity of the nation’s population, and in support of a key goal from many national organizations to eliminate health disparities, the College of Nursing faculty and staff seek to admit and graduate students who value, respect and reflect the diversity of the society in which they will learn and practice.


College of Nursing

Department of Graduate Nursing

Department of Undergraduate Nursing





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