Nursing at Augustana is a science and an art.
For more than 70 years, the Department of Nursing at Augustana University has been a regional leader in preparing nurses, clinical nurse leaders, and administrators for hospitals and community health organizations. Our innovative program values excellence, service and complete health care for the community.
The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. The pass rate of Augustana Nursing graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is consistently higher than state and national norms. Augustana has the only four-year professional nursing program in the region that is part of a liberal arts college/university. Augustana graduates are prepared to address healthcare issues in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
From the moment you decide to major in nursing, you will be welcomed to a department that works with you to tailor your course of study to your interests. Nursing majors do not only excel here; they are also actively involved as student-athletes, musicians, participate in study abroad, and more.
Along with all the important technical skills and knowledge you will acquire as a nursing student, you will learn to listen and think on your feet.
Are you ready for a challenge? Are you enthusiastic about helping others? Do you want to make a difference in the world through active, hands-on learning among a diverse group of students?
Application for Admission to the Nursing Program (PDF) — Applications for Fall admission are due by February 15th of that calendar year