BSN in South Dakota

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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in South Dakota


Each year, roughly 3.8% of South Dakota students graduate with degrees in nursing. Thus, South Dakota's 10 BSN schools put out approximately 842 nurses each year.

Top Schools

Augustana College, which is located in Sioux Falls, is the top-ranked school in South Dakota that has a BSN program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 56 students graduated from Augustana College's BSN program. Augustana College charged in-state students $25,104 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in South Dakota with a BSN program is University of South Dakota, which is located in Vermillion. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. 272 students graduated with degree in BSN from University of South Dakota in 2010. Students at University of South Dakota paid $6,762 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in South Dakota with a BSN program is Dakota Wesleyan University, which is located in Mitchell. In 2010, it was ranked 46th nationwide. In 2010, 78 students graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University BSN program. Students at Dakota Wesleyan University paid $19,850 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Tuition at South Dakota's BSN schools ranges from $25,104 per year to $2,396 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,342 per year. The South Dakota BSN schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Augustana College - located in Sioux Falls, students are charged $25,104 per year
  2. Mount Marty College - located in Yankton, students are charged $19,932 per year
  3. Dakota Wesleyan University - located in Mitchell, students are charged $19,850 per year

The BSN schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in South Dakota were:

  1. Oglala Lakota College - located in Kyle, students are charged $2,396 per year
  2. Sisseton Wahpeton College - located in Sisseton, students are charged $3,960 per year
  3. South Dakota State University - located in Brookings, students are charged $6,444 per year

A BSN degree from a South Dakota school... what next?

The largest populations of South Dakota nurse are working in the following counties:

  1. Lincoln County - 4,800 nurses
  2. Beadle County - 2,560 nurses
  3. Meade County - 1,730 nurses

Salary

nurses in South Dakota make an average of $54,730 per year. In 2010, however, some South Dakota nurse earned as little as less than $35,200 per year or as much as more than $75,260 per year. The counties in South Dakota with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Meade County - $58,130 per year
  2. Lincoln County - $56,770 per year
  3. Bennett County - $55,810 per year

On average, nurses earn the least in the following South Dakota counties:

  1. Aurora County - $48,640 per year
  2. Beadle County - $50,520 per year
  3. Bennett County - $55,810 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in South Dakota were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $54,730 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in South Dakota were:

  1. Registered Nurse - $54,730 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in South Dakota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as LPN or RN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in South Dakota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in South Dakota
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in South Dakota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,560 miles from location South Dakota State University Brookings SD 31.8924 55% 12,376
6,576 miles from location University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 64.495 41% 9,617
6,879 miles from location National American University-Rapid City Rapid City SD 12.6507 n/a 1,973
6,834 miles from location Oglala Lakota College Kyle SD 5.47762 n/a 1,804
6,562 miles from location Augustana College Sioux Falls SD 67.8064 42% 1,793
6,600 miles from location Mount Marty College Yankton SD 23.7367 45% 1,214
6,626 miles from location Dakota Wesleyan University Mitchell SD 53.9083 39% 763
6,636 miles from location Presentation College Aberdeen SD 21.2999 58% 679
6,564 miles from location National American University-Sioux Falls Sioux Falls SD 6.11863 n/a 554
6,856 miles from location Sisseton Wahpeton College Sisseton SD 9.22432 n/a 237
 

Curious what studying BSN gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in South Dakota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses + 10,690 $54,730 18.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are BSN related jobs in South Dakota