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Presentation College Department of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its baccalaureate nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 4:00 pm on October 16, 2014 at 1500 N. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401, in the President’s Conference Room.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or e-mail:
All written comments should be received
by the ACEN by October 7, 2014.


Nursing is the art and science of caring.

Caring, the essential essence of nursing, involves the whole client — mind, body and spirit. When caring ceases, nursing ceases. Secondary themes for nursing include nursing process and nursing roles.

The nursing faculty believe that health through holistic care is the goal of nursing and the nursing process serves as a unifying framework for nursing practice. The student must learn and be prepared to assume a variety of nursing roles within the environment. In order to accomplish these nursing roles, nursing integrates principles from the natural/behavioral sciences and humanities.

Baccalaureate nursing education has as its goal the education of professional nurses who have a broad knowledge of nursing, the physical and behavioral sciences, and the humanities.Graduates provide leadership in nursing and collaborate with other professionals in the health care system, assume responsibility for competent nursing practice and continued professional development, and demonstrate commitment to the profession.

Presentation College also offers completion programs for both RNs and one and two-year LPNs to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing.  These programs are offered through the College’s PC Virtual Department.

You can see the required courses for each of these degrees on the Program Resources page.

Nursing Student Achievement Data