Nursing (BSN)

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Discover Nursing (BSN)

Presentation College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a four-year program that combines liberal arts and a science foundation with an extensive range of nursing courses. After earning the B.S., students are eligible to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse (NCLEX). The BSN degree can be achieved online or on the PC campus. 

“Having smaller class sizes is beneficial for a Nursing school learning experience. That one-on-one with your professor will really help with your more difficult classes.”

- Audra Antonsen



The nursing program delivers a broad base of knowledge—which includes the study of behavioral sciences and humanities—to reflect the variety of roles served by nurses in the 21st century. Students are partnered with a faculty coach in the second year, and we use very few adjunct faculty when compared to most other nursing programs.


As a student in the nursing program, you’ll benefit from our strong reputation and the valuable connections and relationships we’ve built with the region’s top hospitals and health care organizations, including Avera Health, Sanford Health, & the Mayo Clinic. This significantly eases the burden of finding top clinical placement sites, which for most other schools is a highly competitive process.

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


Students in the Nursing Program begin their clinical training early, in just the second year. And with facilities like our cadaver lab—and state-of-the-art Avera Simulation Center—you’ll gain outstanding hands-on learning opportunities.