Nursing Programs

"I chose my major because I truly like to help people and care for others. I feel like nursing not only benefits the patient but the nurse as well."

Emily Zimmerman
Presentation College Student

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Practical Nursing  (Online)

Presentation College’s Practical Nursing program is a one-year program.

To be eligible for the CPN program, students must meet general admissions requirements. Students must be residents of:

  • South Dakota


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Presentation College nursing students

LPN-BSN (Online)

Students may complete clinicals in their area and coursework is entirely online. 

Eligible students must have a LPN license and be residents of: SD, ND, MN, IA, NE, WY, WI, CO.

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RN-BSN (Online)

PC's RN-BSN program can be completed in as little as 12 months. 

Eligible students must have a RN license and be residents of: SD, ND, MN, IA, NE, WY, WI.

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Presentation College's flagship program.

To be eligible for the BSN program on campus students must meet general admissions requirements with no residential requirements.

To be eligible for the BSN online/hybrid program students must be residents of:

  • South Dakota 
  • Minnesota


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MSN FNP (Online)

The Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program prepares nurses to assume the role of a primary care provider to families and individuals across the lifespan.

To be eligible students must have a BSN license and be residents of:

  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

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Nursing Program Resources

Need access to our Nursing Student Handbook, PN Program, BSN Program Information or NCLEX-RN Pass Rates? You can find all of those by clicking the button below!

Nursing Program Resources

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What Can You Expect From a Nursing Program With Presentation College?

Do you have an eye for detail, strong problem-solving skills and quick thinking in emergency situations? Most of all, do you have a compassionate heart and a desire to help to a hers? If so, a nursing program might be the perfect option for you. Presentation College offers a variety of undergraduate nursing degrees, including a PN programRN-BSN program, a BSN program, a hybrid BSN program, and an online LPN-BSN program, as well as an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner graduate program.

Each of these programs, whether held online or on our campus, provide nursing students with the education they need to achieve their desired level of certification. You may be a recent high school graduate, a mid-career switcher looking for a restart or a practicing nurse looking to earn your Family Nurse Practitioner MSN degree. No matter your background, PC is a place for students to grow and reach their goals within a supportive and tight-knit community. You can count on benefits such as:

  • Small class sizes: A 10:1 student to faculty ratio provides ample opportunity for individualized learning, classroom dialogue and professional mentoring.
  • Rural community: Located near Aberdeen, South Dakota, our remarkably safe campus is situated in a charming small community. Ranked as the second-best small-town college in the nation, PC offers a warm and welcoming nursing program in SD.
  • Faith-based learning: See how a nursing education and a service-driven lifestyle can intersect here at PC. We provide enriching opportunities to volunteer and intern at various organizations, helping students find ways to seek personal fulfillment in their future profession.
  • Real-world experience: Every step of the way, our faculty and administrators are focused on helping nursing students prepare for life after graduation. We're here to facilitate tangible work experience and direct classroom application so that every graduate is prepared to excel in their chosen career. Whether you enroll in one of our online nursing programs in South Dakota or join our on-campus community, you'll find that we have hands-on experiences built into our curriculum.

Are you ready to dive in? Thanks to our versatile selection of no-waitlist nursing programs, you can enjoy the flexibility to start your program at a time that's best for you. Discover one of the most individualized, development-driven nursing schools in SD — explore Presentation College.

Presentation College's Nursing Accreditation

Presentation College’s nursing program is has been recognized as an accredited program by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1971. Over the years, our nursing programs have gained accreditation from a number of other institutions. The list currently includes accreditation for our baccalaureate and Master's nursing program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, as well as, an approved program by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the South Dakota Board of Nursing. In addition, the BSN program is offered online and hybrid in South Dakota and Minnesota.

These various licenses speak to the quality of our nursing education and the premium we place on proper content and teaching styles. Thanks to highly experienced instructors, rigorous academic training and interactive learning experiences, PC nursing students will be fully equipped for their future careers.

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At Presentation College, you’ll experience an education designed for you! With a rich intellectual and spiritual heritage — PC is a community and family created to help each student succeed in and out of the classroom. Explore what makes our academic experience unique. If you feel that PC is the place for you, you can apply today starting with just one quick form!