Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree (A.S. plus R.N.-B.S. program) with a major in nursing has 125 semester credit hour requirement.

Students may complete non-nursing requirements for the B.S. nursing degree while they are completing requirements for the A.S. nursing degree.  Upon completion of 71 credits for the A.S. nursing program and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN, the student may finish the B.S. requirements through the R.N.-B.S. nursing program.


Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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