Application Instructions: Online RN-to-BSN Nursing Program

We are currently accepting applications for our online RN-to-BSN program. Students will be admitted to the online RN-to-BSN program to begin courses in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

The Summer 2015 online RN-to-BSN program application deadline is Tuesday, May 12.

The application and reference form are available online.

Application Checklist:

1. Admission
Your application to the School of Nursing will also serve as your Application for Admission to USF.

2. Application to Online RN-to-BSN Program
Fill out the USF School of Nursing RN-to-BSN admission application. Every field in the application is required. You may complete the application online using Adobe Acrobat Reader or by hand. Then, print the form, sign it and date it.

3. Request Official Transcripts
Request your official transcript(s) from high school and every college or university you've attended. Have them sent directly to the USF School of Nursing. An official transcript must be received in a sealed envelope and must contain the embossed seal of the college or university and the facsimile signature of the Registrar. Faxes are not considered official transcripts.

If you have been previously admitted to the University of Sioux Falls, you need only request official transcripts for transfer courses not already recorded on your USF transcript.

4. Essay Question
Please provide your 300-400 word response in a typed, double-spaced document written on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. Describe some of your experiences that you believe contribute to your success within the nursing profession, including life experiences, work experiences,community involvement and your decision to pursue your baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

The essay response should be an example of your best writing ability. Criteria used for rating the essay includes the following:

     • Clear expression of thought 
     • Grammar/sentence structure/spelling/overall appearance 
     • Thorough discussion of essay topic

5. Two Professional References
All applicants are required to supply two Professional Reference forms. Reference forms should be from an instructor, employer or a member of a helping profession – clergy, nurse, counselor or former college teacher (relatives and friends are not appropriate). Each form must be signed by the person giving the reference, placed in an envelope and signed again across the sealed envelope flap.

6. Submit
Place your signed and dated application form, typed essay question and two sealed and signed reference forms in one large envelope and mail it to the following address:  

School of Nursing
University of Sioux Falls
1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Contact the School of Nursing at (605) 331-6697 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you have questions.