Begin 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, complete your bachelor’s degree through our fully online RN to B.S. At DWU, nurses create a community of support, not just with peers, but also with experienced faculty.  

Nursing Courses

What topics will you cover when taking your nursing degree? 

  • Pathophysiology for Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Leadership and Management for Nursing Care

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Clinical Experiences

Gain clinical experience throughout the state in hospitals, nursing homes, human services centers and other community agencies. Complete your clinical hours in a rural setting and focus on preparing for the first six months of your career. Become a strong generalist nurse who can work effectively in any department of any hospital. 

Nursing Facility

The Arlene Gates Department of Nursing is located in the Glenda K. Corrigan Health Sciences Center, an $11.5 million facility that opened in fall 2013. The nursing department features four simulation labs that allow you to participate in realistic healthcare scenarios, along with view, critique and learn from others' simulation experiences.


Nursing tutors are always available to you. Or, become a tutor yourself, and learn as you tutor your peers. Contact DWU’s Center for Talent Development for more information on how you can find or provide tutoring assistance.

Learn About Our Other Programs

LPN to B.S. Program

RN to B.S. Program

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?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at

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