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As the name suggests, RN-to-BSN programs enable existing registered nurses (RNs) with only an associate’s degree to attain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. These BSN completion programs are flexible and compact in order to suit the needs of busy nursing personnel, who frequently study while working fulltime.

RN-to-BSN program overview
RN-to-BSN programs incorporate advanced studies in areas like nursing informatics, human development, pharmacology, public health nursing, nursing management, and healthcare information systems. An RN-to-BSN program requires two years of study; many schools can streamline this to reflect prior school and work experience. Most programs coordinate internships and clinical experiences at local hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities.

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Career outlook for RN-to-BSN graduates
The healthcare industry is one of America’s fastest-growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing will see 19 percent employment growth over the next decade. Nurses with a BSN degree enjoy access to senior positions and higher pay. South Dakota’s BSN-holders often earn top-quartile pay of $61,530 or more annually. Highly compensated managerial positions, such as head nurse and department chief, usually require a BSN degree or higher.

RN-to-BSN options in South Dakota
A number of South Dakota’s universities offer excellent RN-to-BSN programs, including Dakota Wesleyan University, Mount Marty College, University of Sioux Falls, and South Dakota State University. Graduates can use the opportunity to switch their nursing role. The state’s largest healthcare employers include the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sanford USD Medical Center, and Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota.

We have provided below additional information on several of the top RN-to-BSN programs in South Dakota.

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Augustana University
2001 South Summit Avenue | Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 West University Avenue | Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Marty College
1105 West Eighth Street | Yankton, South Dakota 57078
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Presentation College
1500 North Main Street | Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Dakota State University
100 Administration Lane | Brookings, South Dakota 57007
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Sioux Falls
1101 West 22nd Street | Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street | Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Address Programs offered
Augustana University 2001 South Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Dakota Wesleyan University 1200 West University Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Mount Marty College 1105 West Eighth Street
Yankton, South Dakota 57078
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Presentation College 1500 North Main Street
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South Dakota State University 100 Administration Lane
Brookings, South Dakota 57007
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Sioux Falls 1101 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of South Dakota 414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion