Accelerated Option: Aberdeen
The Accelerated Option is for students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in any field and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program takes 12 months to complete and starts once a year (January) at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Students take coursework and participate in lecture, on-campus labs, and clinical rotations in Aberdeen and surrounding communities.
Before applying to the Accelerated Option, students must:
- apply to SDSU for
general admission to the University,
- complete the pre-requisite courses listed on page two of the application checklist (verify course equivalences on the transfer equivalency site),
- complete the supplemental legal form,
- write a personal statement,
- meet the
technical standards and
eligibility requirements, and
purchase a laptop computer that meets our computer requirements.
The application deadline for this program has been extended on a rolling basis until August 15, 2015, or until all seats are filled. Priority is given to students whose application is verified by August 1, 2015. Please contact the Aberdeen advisor, Sara Olson, for details on applying through NursingCAS.
In order to apply to SDSU's Accelerated Option, you must use NursingCAS, the nursing profession's online application service. Our accelerated applications for the Abderdeen site will be available on the new NursingCAS 3.0 applicaton. For any applicants who previously completed a NursingCAS application and plan to again, you will need to create a new account on the NursingCAS 3.0. Any previously submitted applications will be deleted from the NursingCAS system, so you will need to re-initiate the application process. However, once an account is created on the new NursingCAS 3.0 application, your ID number and application information will be available to you indefinitely.