2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 29, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Nursing (NURS) Major

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors & Minors

Roberta Olson, Dean
College of Nursing
SNF 255
605-688-5178 or 1-888-216-9806, ext. 6
e-mail: roberta.olson@sdstate.edu

Requirements for Nursing Major – Standard Option - Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Freshman Year:


  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3**

Sophomore Year:

Junior Year:

Senior Year:


West River pre-nursing courses may not be offered in exactly the same semester as they are on the main campus in Brookings. However, this is a recommended sequence for courses.


A total of 128 credits are required for graduation.

Required pre-nursing major courses: CHEM 106-106L or 112-112L, 108-108L or 114-114L; HDFS 210; MICR 231-231L; NFS 321; PSYC 101; (one of the following) SOC 100, 150, 240; BIOL 221-221L, 325-325L; MAJOR: NURS 215, 265, 280, 310-310L, 323, 325-325L, 355, 365-365L, 380-380L, 410-410L, 420-420L, 425, 480-480L, 495-495L.

Other required support courses: PHA 321; STAT 281 or HSC 445.

(E) Elective

Requirements for Nursing Major – RN Upward Mobility Option - Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Please contact the Coordinator, RN Upward Mobility, at 605-688-6186, or 1-888-216-9806 ext. 1, for plan.

Requirements for Nursing Major – Accelerated Option - Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

Requirements are the same as those for the Standard Option. For transcript evaluation, please contact the Academic Adviser, Sioux Falls, at 605-367-5636 or toll-free at 1-866-661-6230.

Curriculum Notes:

* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Majors & Minors