It’s More Than a Job – It’s a Calling

DWU’s nursing programs are among the best in the region. At DWU, there are three options for your nursing career.

  • The DWU Bachelor of Science degree in nursing is a four-year path to your future in healthcare.  
  • Already a practicing LPN? We offer an LPN to bachelor’s degree program in Sioux Falls.
  • If you are an RN with an associate’s degree, you can complete your bachelor’s degree through our fully online RN to B.S. program. Fulfill your dream of completing your Bachelor of Science in nursing.

At DWU, nurses work closely together to create a community of support, not just with peers, but also with faculty and staff.  Our program is set apart from others by our faculty; you will build trusting relationships with your professors, and they’ll be available to you for support and encouragement.


The baccalaureate program at Dakota Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), one Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The nursing program has been granted full approval by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, 4305 S. Louise Ave., Suite 201, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115, 605-362-2760.

Clinical Experiences

Gain clinical experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and other community agencies.

You may have the opportunity to work some clinical hours in a rural setting.

Facility Locations

Students in the B.S. program on the Mitchell Campus will spend much of their time in the state-of-the-art Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center. The nursing department features four simulation labs that allow you to participate in realistic healthcare scenarios, as well as view, critique and learn from others' simulation experiences.

Students in the LPN to B.S. program will spend class time and simulation time at the Sioux Falls nursing site at 300 East 6th St., Sioux Falls, S.D.

Even students in the online program will experience virtual simulation which is built into the curriculum. Simulations allow DWU to offer every student the same in-depth, hands-on learning experiences.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to be a nurse with our excellent professors! Our low student-to-faculty ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

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