The Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Degree at Augustana is an art and a science.

As a nursing major at Augustana, your education will prepare you to provide the best care possible to your future patients. Pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) at Augustana are consistently higher than the state and national average. You will not want to prepare for your nursing career anywhere else.

The bachelor of science program in nursing at Augustana University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Augustana is a four-year professional nursing program with a liberal arts curriculum as its foundation. 

For more than 75 years, Augustana's Department of Nursing has been a regional leader in preparing nurses. Our innovative program values excellence and service and provides experiences for students to cultivate their personal, intellectual, and professional growth. Augustana graduates are prepared to address issues in a complex 21st century health care 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 excel here and are also actively involved as student-athletes, musicians, participate in study abroad, and more.

Read about Augustana accreditation and Student Location Policy for licensure

Read a welcome letter from the Department Chair

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? 

Read more about the learning environment in the nursing department.

Scholarship Opportunities

Read more about scholarship opportunities at Augustana University.

Read more about the Sergeant Major (SGM) Joaquin (Jei) Andujar Miltary Nursing Scholarship. This will be awarded to individuals pursuing their bachelor's or master's degree in nursing.

Application Information

Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student looking to apply to Augustana? Please start the application to Augustana University online here.

Current Augustana students wishing to apply for the nursing program, please stop into the Nursing offices to pick up an application. Please note, Nursing applications for Fall admission are due by February 15th of the calendar year you are applying to start. 

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.