Nursing (Traditional)

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) at USF

You can obtain your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree by completing courses over an 8-semester period. That means you're just four years away from a career that gives back just as much as you put into it.

Reasons to Earn Your Nursing Degree at USF

Study the latest in evidence-based education when you earn your nursing degree from USF. On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, expect to see fellowship and servant leadership in action by USF’s nursing faculty. We believe your top choice for a nursing school is a private, Christian university like USF. Together, let’s build the best community of faith and service.

The demand for nurses will continue to rise for a number of reasons. That’s why you’ll do more than earn your nursing degree at USF. You’ll learn these important lessons for your life as a nurse:

  • Actualize the Christian values of love, compassion and servant leadership in nursing practice and in life.
  • Utilize the highest quality evidence within an ethical framework to guide patient care building on a foundation of the arts and sciences.
  • Demonstrate clinical judgment to recognize salient changes in a clinical situation, to interpret the meaning of these changes, to respond appropriately and to reflect on the actions.
  • Integrate interprofessional collaboration and communication into nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning in order to respond to a changing and complex healthcare delivery system.
  • Apply nursing knowledge within different settings of increasing complexity.
  • Promote health without bias across the lifespan.
  • Model and appreciate the role of the nurse leader within the profession of nursing.

Program Highlights

  • Extensive clinical experience with patient contact throughout the program
  • Clinical experiences in all areas of nursing practice and across the life-span in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Nursing courses in a nurturing, Christian-based environment that respects the value and potential of each student
  • Use of simulation technology in classroom and clinical rotations

School of Nursing Stories

Nursing Careers for Nursing School Graduates

USF’s nursing school graduates take top jobs in great careers and many go on to pursue advanced nursing degrees.

Registered nurse

Working in hospitals, urgent care clinics, doctor’s offices, community clinics and management

Nursing educator

Teaching new nurses at the post-secondary level or as a nursing staff development trainer in healthcare organizations 

Nurse practitioner or family nurse practitioner

Working to provide primary care across the lifespan

Clinical nurse specialist (CNS)

Providing care at a specialized level, including neurology, cardiology, critical care and surgery

Certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA)

Providing sedation and monitoring for both in-patient and out-patient procedures

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