RN to BSN Completion Programs in South Dakota

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Nurses Association have proclaimed the baccalaureate nursing degree the minimum education for professional nursing practice. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a job or your career is any less bright in nursing. It just means that the BSN offers additional education in areas of nursing that were not addressed so intensely in the associates’ degree nursing or diploma nursing programs.

The BSN curriculum is designed to strengthen areas of critical thinking, decision making, communication skills, clinical reasoning, analytical skills and leadership skills. The BSN is the necessary step for any nurse that would like to pursue a master’s in nursing to prepare for careers in advanced practice nursing, nursing education, nurse executive positions and other areas of advanced nursing practice.

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RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in South Dakota

The RN to BSN online programs can be completed in as little as 1 year with credit transfers and a full class schedule. All effort is made to arrange clinical requirements, if required, in the student’s local community or region. Online RN to BSN programs have made higher education accessible and more popular to registered nurses throughout the state of South Dakota. Listed below are the RN to BSN programs offered in South Dakota including contact and accreditation information.

According to the South Dakota Department of Labor, Labor Market Information Center, job growth for registered nurses is projected at 28%. This means there is tremendous opportunity for registered nurses in the state of South Dakota. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that more registered nurses hold a baccalaureate degree than an associate’s degree on a national level. Research has suggested that the number of registered nurses holding an associate’s degree in nursing will continue to decline. More nurses are entering the profession with a baccalaureate degree, which will bring greater competition for positions with greater responsibilities and greater earning potential. With the RN to BSN online programs taking as little as 12 months to complete, this is an optimal time to gather information about programs you are interested in. You might also be interested in the RN to MSN programs in South Dakota.

Colleges & Universities Based in South Dakota Offering an RN to BSN Program

Dakota Wesleyan University

The RN to BSN program holds full approval by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Online RN to BSN Program.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN

Dakota Wesleyan University,
1200 W. University Ave,
Mitchell, SD 57301,
PH: 800-333-8506

Presentation College

The baccalaureate program is NLNAC accredited.

Programs Offered: ADN, BSN, LPN-BSN, RN to BSN

Aberdeen Campus,
1500 North Main,
Aberdeen, SD 57401,
PH: 605-229-8472

South Dakota State University

The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, MSN – (Concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator), DNP – (Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), PhD in Nursing

South Dakota State University,
Brookings, SD 57007,
PH: 800-952-3541

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