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Nursing The Whole Way.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RNB)

The University of Sioux Falls believes each and every one of us has the desire to make a difference. We call this concept servant leadership. It’s part of what makes us “whole.” This, combined with a strong curriculum based in the humanities, sciences and professions, led us to establish a high caliber nursing program. The fit is a natural for a university that prides itself on helping people grow intellectually, spiritually and in relationship with others.

Apply to USF. For more information or to apply: Visit Call Dr. Barbara Vellenga at 800-888-1047 or 605-331-6671 Email her at

Build on a strong foundation.

1101 W 22ND ST SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105

Your degree your way. The next level of care.

If you’re an RN who desires more opportunity

Basic admission criteria:

for employment, increased responsibility and career

The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RNB)

progression, USF’s RNB is right for you. Our program

is designed for registered nurses who have an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing and want to complete

emphasizes leadership and management, evidence-based

requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The RNB curriculum builds on previous nursing education

practice and research, community nursing, cultural diversity

through a combination of on-site and online courses. Everything about the program revolves around working

and more.

• Completed RNB application • Essay required within the nursing application • Two professional letters of recommendation • Active unencumbered RN license • Background release form

nurses like you who lead busy lives. We realize you need flexibility to accommodate the demands of your hectic life. You can complete your degree on your

• Minimum 2.75 post-high school cumulative GPA • Personal interview if requested

timeline, not ours. Start in the fall, spring or summer. Take one class at a time or several classes at once. An academic advisor will help you setup and monitor your program of

Program specifics:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.

study while caring professors help you complete your bachelor’s degree.

• A total of 128 credits are required to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with a minimum of 64 credits required from a 4-year school.

The USF nursing program is fully accredited by the

• In order to determine how many credits you will need

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

to complete the RNB, visit with a USF representative either by phone, email or in person.

Students will be admitted to begin nursing courses in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Applications may be submitted

• The pace of completion for the RNB is flexible in response to the needs of practicing RNs.

Experience is on your side. The director of the USF School of Nursing is Barbara Vellenga. Barbara is a Ph.D.-prepared nurse educator who used her nursing background to spearhead a nursing program at Minnesota State

any time. The application, reference and background release

University Moorhead before joining the faculty at

forms are available online at

USF. Her passion for the field and her enthusiasm are contagious. As a student in the program, you will have the advantages of working alongside role models like Barbara as you take the exciting journey towards your Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

RNB Brochure  

RN to Bachelor of Science Degree Track

RNB Brochure  

RN to Bachelor of Science Degree Track